Publications

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

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
Time to Act: To Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants
Short-lived climate pollutants are everywhere in our lives. They are impacting the climate system and the quality of our air. It is time to act against th ...
20 May 2014
Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project
The Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project, facilitated bythe Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) was aone-year project, which com ...
13 Feb 2014
Mountain policy briefs for discussions on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Mountains cover 25 percent of the world’s land surface, and directly support 12 percent of the world’s population living within mountain regions. Sustaina ...
03 Feb 2014
Zambia - Atlas of our Changing Environment
Zambia has abundant water resources, vast forests,huge mineral deposits, and large tracts of arableland. These natural resources are important for thecoun ...
13 Dec 2013
Deep Sea Minerals
Rising global demand for metals and developments in technology have recently renewed industry interest in exploring, and exploiting, deposits of deep sea ...
12 Dec 2013
Strengthening the Africa Environment Information Network
The Africa Environmental Information Network (AfricaEIN) initiative succeeds the old Africa environmental InformationNetwork, which was launched in 2003 a ...
11 Oct 2013
Regional Scientific and Technical Capacity Building Workshop on the World Ocean Assessment
In large marine regions, undertaking integrated assessments can be expensive and time consuming, but sound information is critical to understanding the st ...
04 Sep 2013
Large-Scale Land Acquisition in Africa
Large-scale land investment is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale at which it is occurring today makes it one of the most pressing is ...
04 Jul 2013
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