UNEP/GRID-Arendal at the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference!
Members of GRID’s Polar Programme are attending the International Polar Year 2007-2008 Oslo Science Conference, taking place from the 8th to the 12th June. The IPY Oslo Science Conference is to demonstrate, strengthen, and extend IPY’s remarkable accomplishments in science and outreach – and is the largest ever gathering of polar scientists to take place, with over 2000 participants.
Wednesday 09 Jun 2010
Rapid Changes for Arctic Flora and Fauna
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment – Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected indicators of change report
Unique Arctic habitats for flora and fauna, including sea ice, tundra, lakes, and peatlands have been disappearing over recent decades, and some characteristic Arctic species have shown a decline. The changes in Arctic Biodiversity have global repercussions and are further creating challenges for people living in the Arctic.
Friday 28 May 2010
Many Strong Voices act on climate change
Driven by the need to protect the cultures and livelihoods of countries and regions most affected by climate change, representatives of Arctic communities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have joined in calling for action before it is too late.
Wednesday 25 Jun 2008
GRID-Arendal at the UN climate change meetings in Bali
GRID-Arendal is working at the UNFCCC meetings in Bali with many partners from different parts of the world. Activities include coordinating activities under Many Strong Voices; holding consultations on a draft of UNEP's Indigenous People's policy; and working with CICERO to promote the messages from the UNEP Global Outlook on Ice and Snow.
Monday 03 Dec 2007
Planet’s Tougher Problems Persist, UN Report Warns
Nairobi/New York, 25 October: The United Nations Environment Programme says that major threats to the planet such as climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population are among the many that remain unresolved, and all of them put humanity at risk.
Thursday 25 Oct 2007
Updated Arctic sea-ice graphics
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic is an important indicator for climate change, and the 2007 season has presented a record low in the extent. Map and trends have been updated from Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
Tuesday 23 Oct 2007