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GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 to support environmentally sustainable development by working with UN Environment and other partners. We communicate environmental knowledge that strengthens management capacity and motivates decision-makers to act. We transform environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative communication tools and capacity building services. Our vision is a society that understands, values and protects the environment on which it depends. 

GRID-Arendal Strategic Plan 2018-2021

GRID-Arendal Organogram 2020

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We are always looking for talented professionals. Please send your CV to if you would like to work for GRID-Arendal in the future. 


GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 through agreement between the UN Environment and the Norwegian Ministry, a result of the Environment World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission). GRID-Arendal is a foundation under Norwegian law. In 2001, GRID-Arendal was designated an official UNEP Centre. A new framework agreement was signed with UNEP in 2014 that renewed cooperation targeting polar regions, marine environment, communications and outreach, environmental assessments and capacity building in developing states.


The Chair and members of GRID-Arendal's Board are appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment for a period of three years.

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A Centre Collaborating with UN Environment
Telephone: +47 47 64 45 55
Fax: +47 37 03 50 50
Org #: 977182697MVA
Visiting address:
Teaterplassen 3
N-4836 Arendal
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 183
N-4802 Arendal


For press inquiries, please contact:

Lisa Hymas

Telephone: +47 404 06 130 and +1 206 853 2673