GRID Polar Division News

New Cooperation Agreement Between GRID-Arendal and the International Center for Reindeer Husbandry
August 15, 2014, Arendal, Norway -During GRID-Arendal’s 25th Anniversary celebrations which took place on the 14th and 15th of August, GRID-Arendal and ICR signed a new cooperation agreement for the coming months to continue their cooperation on nomadic reindeer husbandry in Mongolia and the Russian Far East.
Wednesday 20 Aug 2014
Launch of the "UNEP Year eBook 2014 update: Rapid Change in the Arctic”
June 23, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya - Launching today at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi is the "UNEP Year eBook 2014 update: Rapid Change in the Arctic”. The online publication, which is available as an online eBook and on the iBooks platform, presents the latest scientific knowledge and trends emerging from the Arctic, a region which is rapidly changing as a consequence of climate change and also a focus of rapid development. This book includes compelling photos, graphics and video interviews with experts from the region.
Monday 23 Jun 2014
GRID-Arendal attended TEEB Arctic Meeting in Iceland
May 12-14, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland -Trista Patterson, Senior Ecological Economist at GRID-Arendal, attended the TEEB Arctic meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 12-14, 2014.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
IPCC report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
March 2014 -The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released the result of two decades of work onClimate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, in what will constitute the second part of its futureFifth Assessment Report (AR5).
Tuesday 22 Apr 2014
Workshop of the EU Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic
April 02-04, 2014 - Lawrence Hislop, from GRID-Arendal´s Polar and Cryosphere Division, participated in a review workshop of the EU project: Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic. The workshop took place at the Sami Education Institute in Inari, Finland.
Monday 07 Apr 2014
A Study Shows How Power Lines Affect Reindeer
Mammals and birds have long been avoiding the proximity of power lines,leaving scientists perplexed as to why animals would consistently avoid a seemingly passive structure, that was neither an impenetrable physical barrier nor associated with human traffic. A new study, published in Conservation Biology and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Norwegian reindeer administration, might have found the answer. Christian Nellemann, from GRID-Arendal´s Polar and Cryosphere Division, co-authored this study.
Thursday 13 Mar 2014
HICAP meeting to establish `Priorities for Research, Policy, and Practices in Northeast India’
February 28, 2014, Guwahati, Assam, India - The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) held a two-day conference on `Climate Change Adaptation: Priorities for Research, Policy, and Practices in Northeast India’.
Friday 28 Feb 2014
Arctic Parliamentarians Meet to Discuss the Region´s Future
February 28, 2014, Yukon, Canada - The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) gathered in Ottawa recently to discuss shipping, economic development, and the health and well-being of Arctic residents as they prepare for a major conference this September in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Friday 28 Feb 2014
Working with Reindeer Herders to Conserve Biodiversity
The Nomadic Herders’ project engages with reindeer herders in Far East Russia to conserve biodiversity.Between March 15-18, 2013, the Nomadic Herders/EALLIN workshop “Role of Youth in Preservation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic” was held in Yakutsk, Russia.
Tuesday 18 Feb 2014
Mountain Partnership Highlights Importance of Mountains in Post-2015 Process
January 2014 - GRID-Arendal contributed to the production ofa series of policy briefs on energy, forests and biodiversity, and climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR), released bythe Mountain Partnershipas part of its efforts to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda process.
Thursday 13 Feb 2014