GRID-Arendal has produced publications, in both printed and electronic formats, on a wide range of issues related to the environment.

The Spread of Sargassum Seaweed
In recent years Sargassum has increasingly been seen as a pest, washing up in vast quantities on beaches on both sides of the Atlantic. There are two spec ...
05 Nov 2015
Mapping, Classifying, and Protecting Seamounts
What are seamounts? How are they mapped? How are they classified? How can we use these spatial data to protect marine environments? These are some of the ...
29 Oct 2015
The Okavango River Basin
This Story Map explores the ecosystem services of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin and the threats they face. A combination of interactive maps, graphics, ...
28 Oct 2015
Frozen Heat: A Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates
Growing energy demands, uncertainty about supplies, and the urgent need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases mean that the world faces an uncertain ene ...
02 Sep 2015
Story Map: Blue Carbon
If the world is to decisively deal with climate change, every source of emissions and every option for reducing these should be scientifically evaluated a ...
07 Jul 2015
Survive Breathing - Reduce Household Air Pollution To Save Lives And Help The Climate
In the early 21st century, nearly 3 billion peoplestill lack reliable, affordable and sustainableaccess to modern energy services. They have torely on var ...
22 May 2015
Waste Crime - Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge
More than ever, our future depends upon how we manage the future of our waste.As an integrated part of sustainable development, effective waste management ...
11 May 2015
Norwegian Blue Forests Network - Flyer
Mobilizing Norwegian expertise for sustainable management ofthe blue forests in Norway and abroad.
27 Apr 2015
The Shelf Programme: A decade of successfully helping to secure the sovereign maritime rights of developing Coastal States
Not so long ago there was real concern that many developing States would not make the United Nations imposed deadline for lodging submissions for exten ...
24 Mar 2015
Food wasted, food lost - Food security by restoring ecosystems and reducing food loss
Food security is critical for health, labour productivity, economic growth and sustainabledevelopment. Regional and local food insecurity, coupled with th ...
06 Mar 2015
Carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangroves in Central Africa
Since 2000, Central Africa has been losing its carbon-rich mangroves at a rate of1.77 per cent per year; an estimated 77,100 hectares were lost across the ...
02 Feb 2015
Impacts of large-scale investments in agriculture on water resources, ecosystems and livelihoods
The goal of this project is to analyze the nature and extent of impacts of foreign directinvestments (FDI) in agriculture in Africa. The research, which i ...
09 Dec 2014
Fish Carbon: Exploring Marine Vertebrate Carbon Services
In answer to the call by the United Nations to provide innovative solutions to address the climate change challenge and prevent global biodiversity loss, ...
06 Nov 2014
Mercury: Acting now!
THE UNEP Global Mercury Partnership was initiated in 2005 to take immediate actions to protect human health and the environment from the release of mercur ...
06 Oct 2014
Future Imperfect: Climate change and adaptation in the Carpathians
The Carpathian region, forming an integrative part ofthe wider Danube region, is a mountainous area of outstanding natural and cultural heritage shared by ...
24 Sep 2014
State of the Rainforest
Destruction of the rainforest and other tropical forests continue on a dramatic scale in spite of unprecedented global attention to the issue of deforesta ...
15 Sep 2014
How to identify Forest Crime - Africa, Asia and Latin America
The illegal trade and exploitation in flora, such as illegal logging, has been estimated to represent a value of 30–100 billion USD annually. This equals ...
29 Aug 2014
The Last Straw? The additional burden of climate change on food security in the Himalaya
The food price spikes of 2007–08 brought foodsecurity into sharp focus on the global agenda.Declines in international commodity markets,financial speculat ...
12 Aug 2014
The Environmental Crime Crisis
Given the alarming pace, level of sophistication, and globalized nature that illegal trade in wildlife has now notoriously achieved, UNEP initiated a Rapi ...
24 Jun 2014
UNEP Year eBook 2014 Update - Rapid change in the Arctic
The Arctic is changing twice as fast in terms of warming asthe rest of the world. What happens to migratory species inthe Arctic will affect what happens ...
23 Jun 2014
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