GRID Polar Division News

Workshop: Building Ecosystem Resilience in the Barents Sea Region
WWF and GRID-Arendal workshop on conservation and vulnerability in the NW Russia and Northern Norway regions, March 22-24 2006 in Murmansk, Russia
Wednesday 15 Mar 2006
Many Small Voices workshop
The Polar Programme will host the first development meeting for the Many Small Voices Project, March 20-21 in Ottawa, Canada
Wednesday 15 Mar 2006
UNEP statement regarding sealing campaign
GRID-Arendal has recently been approached by Indigenous Peoples organizations that have seen UNEP's logo on the web-site of the company Wildlife Works. This has been incorrectly interpreted as UNEP support to anti-sealing campaigns. UNEP adhers to the principle of sustainable use, and endorses the rights of Indigenous Peoples to carry out their traditional activities within the principle of sustainable use.
Thursday 23 Feb 2006
GEO Year Book 2006 launched in Dubai
The GEO Year Book 2006 is the third annual survey of the changing global environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme, in collaboration with many world experts in environmental research and action. Joan Eamer at GRID-Arendal had the responsbility for the polar section.
Tuesday 14 Feb 2006
Maps and Graphics
The graphic products section of this web-site has been revised and is now connected with the main GRID-Arendal maps and graphics database.
Wednesday 25 Jan 2006
Pacific Island Villagers First Climate Change "Refugees"
Montreal, 6 December 2005 - UN Environment Builds Bridges Between Vulnerable Peoples in the Arctic and Small Islands
Monday 12 Dec 2005
"Many Small Voices" - Tropics and Arctic meet at Arctic Day
GRID-Arendal's Polar Programme is organizing a roundtable discussion at the coming UN Climate Convention meeting in Montreal (COP XI). The theme of the roundtable is Climate Change in Vulnerable Regions - the Arctic and Small Island Developing States and will take place on Arctic Day, Tuesday, December 6 in Montréal.
Thursday 10 Nov 2005
Minor site update
Minor site update -- added some more information on the front page + activities
Tuesday 13 Sep 2005
GRID-Arendal hosting UNEP's special advisor on Arctic issues
Svein Tveitdal, former director of GRID-Arendal and UNEP division director, will be co-located with the GRID-Arendal offices in Longum park for one year starting August 1st 2005. Mr Tveitdal will act as the UNEP Executive Director's special advisor on Arctic issues, and will work closely with the GRID-Arendal polar programme.
Tuesday 23 Aug 2005
New staff member
GRID-Arendal welcomes John Crump as a staff member in the polar programme, officially starting August 1st 2005. John will work on developing new projects, and he will be based in Ottawa.
Thursday 14 Jul 2005