GRID-Arendal at 25 - Building on Success: Annual Report 2014
For GRID-Arendal, 2014 was a year marked by success, new beginnings and transition. Major events included the successful completion of six years of work when seven West African countries submitted extended continental shelf claims to the United Nations Commission on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); the publication of the successful Rapid Response Assessment of the Environmental Crime Crisis launched in June; the commencement of a new Green Economy programme and a “Blue Forest” UNEP/ Global Environment Facility (GEF) programme involving 12 international partners; a change in Managing Director; and the re-structuring of GRID-Arendal.
Broadly speaking, GRID-Arendal’s 2014 work can be grouped under five main themes: Environmental Crime, Transboundary Waters, Supporting Environmental Management, Adaptation to Climate Change, and Marine and Coastal Resources. GRID-Arendal is also UNEP’s Centre of Excellence on Polar Issues.
Naturally, we don’t work alone. GRID-Arendal’s success is in a large part due to its partners. The global environmental challenges we face will not be solved by any one organization, no matter how dedicated and talented its staff might be. At GRID-Arendal experience has shown us that the rapid environmental change our planet faces means we need to act in unison. While national level action is important, there is a need for concerted global action. In the coming years, GRID-Arendal will be well placed to help meet that need.
Type: Annual Report
Year of publication: 2015
Place of publication: Arendal