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GRID-Arendal works on environmental and sustainability projects around the world. Use the filters to sort activities by type, partner, and more. 

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Caucasus Environment Outlook

In progress Mountains

Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme - HICAP

HICAP is producing knowledge on how climate change affects natural resources, ecosystem services, and the communities that depend on them.

In progress Mountains

Mapping and communication

Developing innovative tools to communicate using maps

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

The FishGuard Initiative

Enhancing governments’ presence at sea through the provision of low-cost intelligent technological solutions and local capacity building.

In progress Transboundary Governance

International policy development to combat marine litter

Marine litter and plastic pollution are global issues that affect the whole world.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Norwegian Blue Forests Network (NBFN)

The network’s goal is to advance the blue forest approach in addressing climate change and meeting the SDGs

In progress Coastal Habitats

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Develop and pilot tools and approaches for area based planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).

In progress Marine

Resilient Mountain Solutions

The Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) is an initiative developed and led by ICIMOD.

In progress Mountains

Barents Sea Leadership on Marine Litter

The project aims to raise awareness, promote leadership and strengthen cooperation to reduce marine pollution in the region.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Transboundary Governance

Strong governance of marine and terrestrial systems results in a healthy and productive natural environment.

In progress Transboundary Governance

Vital Graphics

In order to inform environmental and development policy-making processes, UNEP keeps under review the state of the world environment.

In progress Global

Rapid Response Assessments

This special series of reports fills the need for targeted and timely information about environmental challenges.

In progress Global

Protected Area Solutions

This IUCN-led project is a four-year collaboration that addresses Aichi Target 11.

In progress Terrestrial

Marine Litter

Marine litter and plastic pollution in the ocean is affecting ecosystems, economies and societies around the world.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

The Pacific CTCN

Capacity development to access risks in the coastal zone associated with climate change

In progress Marine

Peace building and Law of the Sea in the Pacific Ocean

This project works with 14 Pacific Islands Countries to finalise extended continental shelf boundaries.

In progress Marine

Grønn Dag

Grønn Dag er et arrangement som setter fokus på miljø og bærekraftig husholdninger

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

The Mami Wata Project

The Mami Wata project applies and develops capacity on Integrated Ocean Management in countries of the African Atlantic coast.

In progress Coastal Habitats

Blue Carbon

This theme advances innovative nature-based coastal and marine climate solutions.

In progress Coastal Habitats

Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants

Increasing awareness of environmental crime issues through financial support to investigative environmental journalists

In progress Global

Support for launch of the Nordic Report

GRID-Arendal is supporting release of the Nordic Council report "Possible Elements of a New Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution".

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Supporting the Global Peatlands Initiative

A Rapid Response Assessment to support the Global Peatlands Initiative.

In progress Global

Pacific Marine Atlases (MACBIO)

This project is providing maps and data to support marine spatial planning in the Pacific

In progress Marine

H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL

The project delivers products of Earth Observation data to understand and monitor changes to ecosystems.

In progress Mountains

Nordic Blue Carbon

A research project funded by the Norwegian Environment Agency (2017-2020) on climate adaptation, carbon capture and long-term storage.

In progress Marine

University Course in Marine Management

Delivery of lectures to Master student at University in Agder

In progress Marine

IW:LEARN

The goal of the project is to strengthen knowledge management capacity and promote scaled-up learning of disseminated experiences...

In progress Global

Oceanic Blue Carbon

Responding to the call from the UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility for innovative actions to help address climate change...

In progress Coastal Habitats

Nunataryuk H2020

Nunataryuk is a Horizon 2020 project which investigates the impact of permafrost thaw in Arctic coastal areas .

In progress Polar

GEF Marine Plastics Project

Developing a strategic roadmap to help guide the transition to circular plastic economies at local, national and global scales.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

West Africa - Continuing extend continental shelves

This initiative builds on a 2014 joint submission to the UN to extend continental shelves beyond the current limit of 200 nautical miles.

In progress Global

Blue Carbon in West Africa

This activity will develop a strategic blue carbon assessment for the West African region.

In progress Coastal Habitats

H2020 - ResponSEAble - Ocean Literacy

ResponSEAble - Protecting the ocean: our collective responsibility, our common interest - Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean

In progress Marine

GRID-Arendal eBook Library

As part of its awareness programme, GRID-Arendal has prepared this collection of feature-rich eBook versions of selected publication...

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

University of the Arctic

The University of the Arctic is a cooperative network of more than 170 universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations.

In progress Polar

SeaBee

Norwegian Infrastructure for Drone-based research, mapping and monitoring in the coastal zone​

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

ECOTIP

The ECOTIP project investigates ecosystem tipping points and their cascading effects in the Arctic, from melting ice to changing fisheries.

In progress Polar

Environmental Crime Waste Traffic

With raising global consumption patterns the amounts of waste increases, and scrupulous waste management is threatened with the illegal...

In progress Global

Waste Management in Mountain Regions

The project highlights both the challenges and the solutions for sound waste management in mountain regions.

In progress Mountains

Vanishing Treasures

Globally, around one million plant and animal species are now threatened with extinction...

In progress Mountains

Support to the Tehran Convention

Supporting the Interim Secretariat with the implementation of the Convention Program of Work and the organization of COP6.

In progress Marine

Teaterplassen 3 AS

GRID-Arendal's office is in an environmentally friendly building centrally located in the idyllic Tyholmen area Arendal

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Marine Litter in the Arctic

Marine litter is found even in the most remote parts of the Arctic.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution

Marine litter is everywhere and unfortunately, the Arctic Ocean is no exception.

In progress Polar

European Marine Observation and Data Network - EMODnet

Making European data available to support the Maritime Spatial Planning and the Blue Economy

In progress Marine

Blue Finance

This project will continue to assist with the communication needs and expert advice needed by Blue Solutions.

In progress Coastal Habitats

ResilienSEA – Resilient Seagrasses

The ResilienSEA project aims to enhance the scientific expertise and management of seagrass meadows in seven West Africa countries.

In progress Coastal Habitats

Sustainable Consumption and Production

In progress Global

Seafloor habitats

Maps of seafloor habitats are important predictors of biodiversity and a key input into marine spatial planning

In progress Marine

Fragility, Conflict and Security

Using information from Earth Observation technology to reduce environmental and human insecurity

In progress Transboundary Governance

Blue Forests Project

The Blue Forests Project is a global initiative focused on harnessing the values associated with coastal carbon and ecosystem services...

In progress Coastal Habitats

Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP)

The Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP) is a project funded by Innovation Norway in which GRID-Arendal and SALT are developing a service...

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Climate Leaders Training

This programme focuses on leadership issues related to natural resources, strengthen leadership and management competencies and mind-set

In progress Global

Blue Solutions

The Blue Solutions Initiative develops capacity and supports knowledge exchange on successful approaches to marine and coastal management.

Completed Marine

Droughts in the Anthropocene

The project Droughts in the Anthropocene will showcase and present selected case studies from around the world related to droughts and water

Completed Global

Environmental Assessment Guidelines - a writing marathon

GRID-Arendal is managing the development of updated Integrated Enviromental Assessment guidelines for UN Environment

Completed Global

Marine litter predictive mapping

This pilot project develops a shoreline map to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Permafrost in coastal Arctic regions

We coordinated development of a Rapid Response Assessment to assess critical research gaps related to Arctic coastal permafrost.

Completed Polar

H2020 BlueBRIDGE

Using cloud computing to analyse marine protected areas

Completed Global

Polar View

The objective of the Polaris program is to respond to the evolving demands for space-based monitoring of the Polar Regions

Completed Polar

GEO-6

Every couple of years UN Environment takes the global environmental temperature.

Completed Global

Many Strong Voices (MSV)

GRID-Arendal and the University College London coordinate Many Strong Voices that brings together people from the Arctic and Small Island...

Completed Global

UNEP IEA Guidelines

The practice of integrated environmental assessment (IEA) has evolved significantly since the last set of guidance which was developed by UN

Completed Global

Responsible Resource Extraction

Meeting the environmental, social and governance challenges of non-renewable resource extraction.

Completed Terrestrial

GRID-Arendal's 30th Anniversary Celebration

GRID-Arendal celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 13 August 2019 during Arendalsuka

Completed Comms & Outreach (General)

UNEP Regional Seas

Support is being provided to the Tehran Convention Secretariat to contributes to peace and security in the Caspian region.

Completed Marine

Transboundary WRM - Lake Victoria

The project will produce an Atlas of Lake Victoria’s Changing Environment, including training for local experts to create similar atlases

Completed Transboundary Governance

Organised environmental crime in EECCA

Completed Global

Mountain Outlook Series

A series of policy assessments for different global mountain regions is being produced by GRID-Arendal and UN Environment.

Completed Mountains

Mountains & SDGs

Mountains cover 25 percent of the world’s land surface, and directly support 12 percent of the world’s population living within mountain...

Completed Mountains

Limpopo River Basin

The project will produce an Atlas of the Limpopo River Basin’s Changing Environment, with a particular focus on drought and floods

Completed Terrestrial

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

Improving the understanding of carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services that coastal and marine ecosystems provide in Abu Dhabi.

Completed Coastal Habitats

Marine and coastal satellite services to track environmental crime activities (MASTREC)

The MASTREC project focuses on the detection of trafficking of illegal rosewood from Madagascar and illegal charcoal from Somalia/Kenya.

Completed Global

Nomadic Herders

Reindeer herders are facing lost pastures and land fragmentation caused by industrial development and other land-use changes.

Completed Polar

Global Tailings Dam Portal Project

The Global Tailings Portal is a public, searchable database with detailed information on more than 1,700 mine tailings dams around the world

Completed Global

Internasjonale Dager

Since 2006, GRID-Arendal has taken part in the annual celebration of Internasjonale Dager, a week-long event in late October...

Completed Comms & Outreach (General)

Green & Blue Economy

GRID-Arendal’s Green Economy Programme supports UN Environment to meet policy, modelling, capacity building and reporting goals for its Green Economy work.

Completed Global

Blue Guardians

The Blue Guardians program is an international partnership to enhance climate resiliency for Small Island Developing States with a focus...

Ideas in development Global

TEEB4OC Development Project

UNEP has decided to re-boot the process of submitting a GEF Proposal related to TEEB4OC. This development project will focus on the step...

Ideas in development Global

Masters in HOME

GRID-Arendal is developing a Masters Programme in Holistic Ocean Management (HOME) with Agder University in Norway and NMMU in South Africa.

Ideas in development Marine

Mercury - Losing Generations

Ideas in development Marine