GRID Polar Division News

"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
Announcement from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released its recommendation, Report No. 30 (2004-2005) to the Storting: Opportunities and Challenges in the North, which urges increased involvement in the North, and cooperation with Russia.
Friday 15 Apr 2005
Open Consultative Forum for the International Polar Year 2007-08
GA participated in the Forum, which provided a consultative platform for Polar Year development, facilitating dialogue among the numerous stakeholders, the expression of views on IPY and a venue for exchange of information with the IPY Joint Committee on IPY development.
Thursday 10 Mar 2005
Arctic development and climate change threaten some of planet’s last wild coasts
Less than one percent of critically important coastal areas protected says new UNEP report.
Friday 25 Feb 2005
Fruitful CBNRM Workshop in Moscow
The GRID-Arendal Polar programme co-hosted a workshop on Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Moscow, February 1-3 2005.
Wednesday 16 Feb 2005
Site updates
The links page has been updated with much more information, as well as the assessment page. We would also like to welcome Lauren Haney to GRID-Arendal. Lauren is an intern through IISD and from Canada. She will assist in updating the information on the site over the upcoming months.
Wednesday 16 Feb 2005
Arctic Human Development Report Now Available
The Arctic Human Development Report is the first comprehensive scientific assessment of human well-being covering the entire Arctic region. Mandated under the Arctic Council's 2002 Ministerial Declaration as a priority project designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for the work of the Council's Sustainable Development Programme, the AHDR was a centerpiece of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council during 2002-2004. The report contains 11 substantive chapters, an introduction, a conclusion, and a summary of major findings. Based on contributions from some 90 scientists, the report offers a wide-ranging assessment of achievements and challenges relating to human development in the Arctic.
Monday 24 Jan 2005