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GRID-Arendal at Arendalsuka web space now live!
Arendalsuka is an annual forum where national delegates in politics, society and industry meet each other and the public, to debate and develop policies for the present and future.
Friday 12 Aug 2016
Blurred on Blue
A few days spent at the recent Africa Export-Import Bank’s 2016 Annual General Shareholder meeting were a rich learning experience to say the least. A gathering of the central bankers of the continent along with various Ministers from finance a ...
Monday 08 Aug 2016
Blue Solutions Forum Africa
The Blue Solutions Initiative held its “Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Wellbeing in Africa“, on 31 May to 3 June 2016 in Zanzibar. The event gathered more than  100 participants from 24 African countries to share succe ...
Tuesday 12 Jul 2016
Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report
A new report says we need to act now if we want to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century – even if we don’t know everything about what it’s doing to the health of the environment or people.
Wednesday 06 Jul 2016
Is burning fossil fuel like smoking tobacco?
One of the most successful public health campaigns in the world was to stop people smoking tobacco. We know that smoking tobacco increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease; science shows that smoking generally harms every aspect of hum ...
Monday 04 Jul 2016
A picture is worth (more than) 1000 words
The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa and stretches through Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe before meeting the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. Environmental experts from these four countries met recently in Harare to learn how to ...
Friday 17 Jun 2016
European Ministers target air pollution, focus on green economy at environment conference
If you ask your neighbour who is most threatened by air pollution, the answer will likely be people living in cities like Beijing or Mumbai.
Tuesday 14 Jun 2016
GRID-Arendal at UNEA-2 web space now live!
UNEA-2 is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. More than 190 countries will meet in Nairobi from 23-27 May to issue a global call to action to address the critical environmental challenges the world faces today.
Friday 20 May 2016
Solheim blir ny sjef for FNs miljøprogram
Nyheten om at Norges tidligere miljø- og utviklingsminister blir leder for FNs miljøprogram (UNEP), kommer på et meget viktig tidspunkt i følge GRID-Arendals administrerende direktør, Peter Harris.
Wednesday 04 May 2016
Solheim appointment to UNEP continues “legacy of support” to UN
The announcement that Norway’s former environment minister as new head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) comes at an important moment, according to Peter Harris, Managing Director of GRID-Arendal.
Tuesday 03 May 2016
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