GRID Polar Division News

Specialists Meet to Develop an International Monitoring Plan for Polar Bears
Twenty-two scientists, managers and community experts from Russia, Norway, Canada, Greenland and the United States met in Edmonton, Canada on February 19th to 21st, 2011 to develop a Pan-Arctic Monitoring Plan for Polar Bears.
Wednesday 09 Mar 2011
Climate Change and POPs: Predicting the Impacts
Nairobi - 21 February: Climate change increases the planet’s vulnerability to highly toxic chemicals, according to a global study released jointly by the Stockholm Secretariat and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) at the UNEP Governing Council on Monday.
Thursday 24 Feb 2011
Students send a message to the world's Environment Ministers: Protect the Poles, Protect the Planet
Students visiting Antarctica send a message to the 100 or more environment ministers gathering in Nairobi this week for UNEP's 26th Governing Council. Their message to world environment leaders is simple: Protect the Poles, Protect the Planet.
Wednesday 23 Feb 2011
UNEP/GRID-Arendal partners with Students on Ice Antarctica University Expedition 2011
GRID-Arendal’s John Crump is heading to the deep south as part of the Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011.
Monday 14 Feb 2011
Melting Glaciers report makes the tour of the World's Press
This report is a joint collaboration between GRID-Arendal, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research - CICERO, and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
Wednesday 08 Dec 2010
Glaciers in Southern South America and Alaska Melting Faster than those in Europe, says new UNEP Report
Cancún/ Nairobi/Oslo, 7 December 2010 — Glaciers in Patagonia which covers parts of Argentina and Chile followed by ones in Alaska and its coastal mountain ranges have overall been losing mass faster and for longer than glaciers in other parts of the world.
Tuesday 07 Dec 2010
During the climate meetings, the Government of Fiji draws attention to the plight of small islands through Portraits of Resilience
The images and stories are compelling. Students from the Suva Christian Community High School have joined their counterparts in the Arctic and other island states in photographing and writing about the changes they are seeing in their regions due to rapid climate change.
Wednesday 01 Dec 2010
Food Security and Human Rights in Small Island Developing States and the Arctic - Side Event at COP 16 Cancun
A Many Strong Voices side event at the UN conference on climate change in Cancun, Mexico will address the links between climate change, food security and human rights from the perspectives of people in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States.
Friday 26 Nov 2010
Protecting Arctic Biodiversity - New publication launched
The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid environmental changes on the planet. Whilst this presents enormous challenges for conserving biodiversity, it also offers opportunities for enhancing cooperation between nations and reforming environmental governance to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Wednesday 27 Oct 2010
Portraits of Resilience opens at the Field Museum of Natural History
The images and stories are compelling. High school students in four Arctic communities have photographed and written about the changes they are seeing in their regions due to rapid climate change. And now they’ll be seen by people in the hometown of U.S. President Barak Obama.
Tuesday 05 Oct 2010