Highlights

Seven West African coastal states (the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Republic of The Gambia, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, The Republic of Guinea, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Sierra Leone) reached a historic milestone on 25 September 2014 in New York by jointly submitting to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982,  a report including details on the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.

Friday 26 Sep 2014

Launch of a new synthesis publication at the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Carpathian Convention, 23 to 26 September 2014, Mikulov (Czech Republic)

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

The “Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic” project held its final seminar – "The EU in the Arctic, the Arctic in the EU" – in Brussels on 11 September 2014. 

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Olav Hesjedal on September 10, 2014 after a long battle with illness.  He was 72 years old. 

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

1.1 million km2 of tropical forest, three times the size of Norway, have been lost in twelve years. Meanwhile, all  remaining rainforest countries are planning extensive rainforest destruction in the near future. If these plans are not reversed, we may soon lose half of the Amazon rainforest.

Monday 15 Sep 2014

Partners of a joint project tackling issues related to climate change adaptation, food security and gender issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayas shared insights with Norwegian bureaucrats, community leaders, and the public in a half-day seminar on 14 August during Arendalsuka.

Thursday 21 Aug 2014

GRID-Arendal continues its celebration of its 25th year anniversary by hosting a two-day workshop on marine and ecosystem management “Visioning our Ocean of Tomorrow” from 21-22 August 2014.

Thursday 21 Aug 2014

Arendal, Norway, 14 August 2014 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its collaborating centre GRID-Arendal today signed a new Framework Agreement through which the Norwegian foundation agreed to renew its cooperation with UNEP on projects ranging from the polar regions to the marine environment. 

Monday 18 Aug 2014

The celebration take place on August 14-15, 2014 and will coincide with Norway’s top political summer event and arena for informal discussions, the Arendalsuka.  Arendalsuka is an annual forum where top national actors from politics, society and business meet to debate, explore and develop policy for now and the future.

Friday 04 Jul 2014

Arendal, 12 June 2014 –The first digital, global-scale, geomorphic features map (GSFM) of the oceans was recently published by GRID-Arendal, Geoscience Australia and Conservation International.

Monday 23 Jun 2014