Africa

Marine Newsletter #8 2014 – September
Highlights from the Marine Division at GRID-Arendal for September 2014
Published to 'News' 03 Oct 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 thecountry’s economy, with copper and cobalt be ...
Published to 'Zambia Atlas' 13 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 and was mandated by the African Ministeri ...
Published to 'AfricaEIN' 11 Oct 2013
Large-Scale Land Acquisition
Large-scale land investments is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale to which it is occurring today makes it one of the most pressing issues on the continent. These land inves ...
Published to 'Projects & Activities' 20 Sep 2013
Environmental Crime
Organised, environmental crime constitute crime that is linked to illegal logging, fisheries, mining, illegal disposal of and sale in toxic waste, and poaching and trade in endangered species of ...
Published to 'Projects & Activities' 20 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 issues on the continent. These land invest ...
Published to 'Land Acquisition' 04 Jul 2013
Zambezi River Basin - Atlas of the changing Environment
The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment isa basin collaborative initiative with the objective of providingscientific evidence about changes that are taking place in thenatural ...
Published to 'Zambezi River Basin' 15 Mar 2013
Elephants in the Dust - The African Elephant Crisis
The African elephant, the largest remaining land mammal on the planet, is facing thegreatest crisis in decades. Reports of mass elephant killings in the media vividly illustratethe situation acr ...
Published to 'Elephants in the dust' 06 Mar 2013
Tourism in the African Region
GRID-Arendal has a long history of work in the African region. Falling under the Capacity Building and Assessment Programme of GRID-Arendal, Africa activities focus on providing science-based en ...
Published to 'Details' 28 Dec 2011
Working for the Environment - Examining environmental challenges in South Africa
Working for the Environment is prepared by GRID-Arendal for the Department of Environmental Affairs (former Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism) in South Africa. It aims to inform an ...
Published to 'Working for the Environment' 07 Jun 2011
Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities
Africa is currently the least urbanised region in the world, but this is changing fast. Of the billion people living on the African continent, about 40 per cent lives in urban areas. The urban p ...
Published to 'Green Hills, Blue Cities' 21 Mar 2011
State of Environment - Information Networking in Rwanda
During the preparation of the first Rwanda State of Environment and Outlook in 2009, it became evident that there is a lack of reliable core datasets and indicators on the environment. As such t ...
Published to 'Rwanda EIN' 04 Jan 2011
Uganda’s Environment and Natural Resources: Enhancing Parliament’s Oversight
Uganda’s natural resource base is one of the richest and most diverse in Africa, resulting in the country’s economy relying heavily on goods and services so provided. As part of efforts to ensur ...
Published to 'Uganda Hand book' 10 Oct 2010
The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
Gorillas, the largest of the great apes, are under renewed threat across the Congo Basin from Nigeria to the Albertine Rift: poaching for bushmeat, loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion, ...
Published to 'Last Stand of the Gorilla' 24 Mar 2010
The Uganda Atlas - Evidence of Uganda’s changing environment
The Uganda Atlas of Our Changing Environment, prepared by the National Environmental Management Authority of Uganda, provides extensive scientific evidence of Uganda’s changing environment. Mode ...
Published to 'The Uganda atlas' 04 Sep 2009
Best Practices in Environmental Information Management in Africa: The Uganda Case Study
Environmental management in Uganda was first accorded the attention it deserves with the creation of the Ministry of Environment Protection in 1986.Following this, Uganda realized the need to pu ...
Published to 'The Uganda Case Study' 15 Feb 2009
Environment & Poverty Times No. 5
The paper features a collection of short articles, maps, graphics and other illustrations that focuses on the complex links between environment and poverty reduction. It describes how natural re ...
Published to 'Environment & Poverty Times No. 5' 05 Jun 2008
Africa Environment Outlook - Past, present and future perspectives
The very first Africa Environment Outlook report is a significant milestone in the collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Ministerial Conference on t ...
Published to 'Websites' 17 Oct 2003
Vital Climate Graphics Africa
The latest report (Third Assessment Report) of the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes a warming of approximately 0.7°C over most of the African continent during the ...
Published to 'Vital Climate Graphics Africa' 05 Jul 2002