GRID Polar Division News

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
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment report to be launched at the IPY Oslo Science Conference
The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment report will be launched at the largest ever gathering of polar scientists in Oslo, at the International Polar Year Science Conference.
Wednesday 09 Jun 2010
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