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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
Climate change in the Tropical Andes needs regional action
Lima, Peru 28 April 2016 – A new report recommends that adapting to climate change in the Tropical Andes requires a regional strategy that must include the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and women.
Thursday 28 Apr 2016
Personal reflections from a visit to Guinea Bissau
Kari Synnøve Johansen recently travelled to Guinea Bissau to help run a regional workshop on linking marine ecosystem services and development planning.
Sunday 10 Apr 2016
“Just signing agreements not enough” - World gathers in Nairobi next month to take action on environment
Last year saw the adoption of two groundbreaking environmental agreements on sustainable development and climate change.
Thursday 07 Apr 2016
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