GRID Polar Division News

Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Program (HICAP) field sites visited
April 2, 2013, Assam, India - HICAP project sites in the Assam region of India were visited by GA and AARANYAK.
Tuesday 02 Apr 2013
Nomadic Herders on tour, meeting partners and Officials of the Sakha Republic
February 17, 2013, Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia- Following on from a preparatory visit by Mikhael Pogodaev and Anna Degteva in late December 2012, the Nomadic Herders’ team has been working hard last week to consult with the various Ministries of the Government of Sakha (Yakutia), during the CAFF Biennial meetings held 11 – 15 February 2013. They also had the chance to meet with various experts on land degradation and biodiversity conservation within the North-East Federal University.
Wednesday 27 Feb 2013
Arctic side event during UNEP meeting in Nairobi
February 18, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya, - A side event entitled "What future for the Arctic?" was organized on the occasion of theFirst Universal Session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum, held in Nairobi on February 18-22, 2013.
Monday 18 Feb 2013
UNEP Year Book 2013 is launched
February 18, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya - The 2013 edition of the UNEP Year Book was released by UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, during the opening press conference of the First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF).
Monday 18 Feb 2013
Journalist training on climate change held in Nepal
A journalist training workshop, held inNepal, brought together about 20 different journalists from the region to improve their skills for communicating on climate change.
Monday 18 Feb 2013
Bring Warming Talks In From The Cold
Climate change experts and government officials have arrived in Doha, Qatar, for yet another round of global climate talks. Olav Orheim, the chair of GRID-Arendal's board, writes in the British newspaper The Independent that while no one is holding their breath about any major breakthrough on this highly contentious issue, there might – just might – be reason to believe that at last progress can be made.
Wednesday 28 Nov 2012
Meeting of the Working Group for the 2013 UNEP Year Book
28-31 August - Arendal, Norway - GA hosts a meeting of the Working Group for the 2013 UNEP Year Book. Representing GA at this meeting are Peter Prokosch, Lawrence Hislop, Christian Nellemann and Lars Kullerud.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Preparation of an "Arctic Vision" statement
27-28 August - Arendal, Norway - The GA Polar Programme convenes a meeting of Observers to the Arctic Council in order to prepare an "Arctic Vision" statement, which sets out a common vision among the observers for sustainable development in the Arctic.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) Regional Review and Planning Workshop
13-22 August, 2012 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Lawrence Hislop, Bjorn Alfthan and Riccardo Pravettoni take part in the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) Regional Review and Planning Workshop that is hosted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
Monday 24 Sep 2012
GA representation at RIO+20
18-22 June, 2012 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Peter Prokosh and Lawrence Hislop represent GA at the RIO+20 events. Peter will attend several high-level events and network actively in the corridors and during the plenary. Lawrence will take part in panel discussions with the aim of enhancing exposure to GA's activities in the Arctic and in the Himalayas.
Monday 24 Sep 2012