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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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H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL

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

In progress Mountains

ECOTIP

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

In progress Polar

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

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

SeaBee

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

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Nunataryuk H2020

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

In progress Polar

Arctic PASSION

Arctic PASSION is co-developing and implementing an Arctic observations system that is tuned to the needs of diverse users.

In progress Polar

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 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

Blue Carbon in West Africa

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants

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

In progress Global

The Pacific CTCN

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

In progress Marine

Rapid Response Assessments

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

In progress Global

Wastewater management and sanitation provision in Africa

Developing and disseminating knowledge towards enhancing wastewater management and sanitation service delivery in Africa.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Vanishing Treasures

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

In progress Mountains

Blue Carbon

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

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

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

Supporting the Global Peatlands Initiative

A Rapid Response Assessment to support the Global Peatlands Initiative.

In progress Global

Resilient Mountain Solutions

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

In progress Mountains

Caucasus Environment Outlook

In progress Mountains

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

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

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

Mountain Outlook Series

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

Completed Mountains

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

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

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.

Completed Mountains

Blue Solutions

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

Completed Marine

Nomadic Herders

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

Completed Polar