GRID Polar Division News

UN Urged to Recognize Benefits Derived from Mountain Regions as Essential for Sustainable Development
Jan 8, 2014 - GRID-Arendal has been working in cooperation with UNEP and the Mountain Partnership to develop a series of policy briefs on the importance of mountains and their ecosystems. The first one, published in November 2013, which addressed the vast energy potential of mountainous regions, has been met with enthusiasm by the international community. The next two, respectively on climate change and biodiversity, are to be released soon.
Thursday 09 Jan 2014
Next HICAP Journalist Workshop is Open for Application
The Training Workshop for Journalists in Northeast India is scheduled to be held from 17 – 23 February 2014 in Assam, India. Candidates from media channels such as radio, print, web, video, and photo journalism are welcome to apply.
Wednesday 18 Dec 2013
Arctic Circle Conference in Iceland
October 11-14, 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland - GRID-Arendal staff attended the Arctic Circle meetings and side events.
Tuesday 15 Oct 2013
Towards GEO 6: Meeting Held in Berlin
October 8-10, 2013, Berlin, Germany - GRID-Arendal staff participated in the GEO5 evaluation team, promoted Polar and Cryosphere inputs for the new report, and discussed the role of collaborating centres with GEO project team.
Sunday 13 Oct 2013
EU Arctic Impact Assessment Workshop Held in Finland
October 2-4, 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland - GRID-Arendal staff helped organize, lead and summarize a stakeholder engagement workshop with over 80 participants from the European Arctic region.
Monday 07 Oct 2013
The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report was released
September 30, 2013 -The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) has been released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides a clear view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change.
Monday 30 Sep 2013
All reindeer pastures lead to Aoluguya
July 25, 2013, Aoluguya, Inner Mongolia, China –The 5th World Reindeer Herders’ Congress has begun!Reindeer herders from across the circumpolar Arctic, Mongolia and China have gathered in Aoluguya, Inner Mongolia – for what is the 5th World Reindeer Herders’ Congress.
Friday 26 Jul 2013
First videos of the Snowy Owl Talks released
The first videos of a series of short lectures on specific topics and ideas about the North has been released. These videos are an initiative of UArctic, and GRID-Arendal is responsible for the recording and production of these videos.
Tuesday 16 Jul 2013
Reindeer herders join in celebrations to mark World Environment Day
June 3, 2013, Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia– During the World Environment Day celebrations – hosted this year by the Government of Mongolia - the Nomadic Herders’ project has held a seminar/workshop on Monday 3rd June entitled “The Future for Reindeer Husbandry and Conservation in Mongolia’s Biodiversity Hotspot”.
Tuesday 04 Jun 2013
HICAP Grant Programme for Journalists
A number of grants will be awarded to Journalists reporting on climate change and other drivers of change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Deadline for applications is 25 June 2013.
Monday 03 Jun 2013