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Always talk to the person sitting next to you
A chance encounter on a regional flight in Tanzania two years ago led Bishop Benson Bagonza from Karagwe, Tanzania, to Arendal to speak about sustainable agriculture at a UN Week event.
Wednesday 26 Oct 2016
Internasjonale Dager 2016 - Program (22. - 26. oktober)
Internasjonale dager er viktig for å integrere læring, oppdagelse og gi en følelse av fellesskap. Vi setter fokus på det globale perspektivet og det interkulturelle klimaet i byen vår. Innbyggerne inspireres til å engasjere seg i aktiviteter so ...
Tuesday 11 Oct 2016
What if the solutions to keeping our planet healthy were already out there?
Sometimes it’s easy to get the impression that the world is full of problems for which there are no solutions. Climate change, polluted oceans, species loss and other issues seem large and impossible to tackle.
Wednesday 05 Oct 2016
The Arctic Council at 20
Two decades ago the Arctic was considered a remote part of the world, locked in perpetual winter. It was a place that occasionally fired the southern imagination but which was seen to have little connection to life elsewhere on the planet.
Tuesday 04 Oct 2016
Malaysia workshop focused on hazardous waste imports
The city of Malaka has been at the heart of east-west marine trade for hundreds of years. It sits on the Strait of Malacca which connects the Pacific and Indian oceans. Traders from Arabia, Africa and Persia used the strait to reach China centu ...
Monday 03 Oct 2016
Many islands, many food opportunities
Food security for the world’s island communities in an era of climate change. When we think about tropical islands, we tend to imagine places where people have all the food they need. They can pick fruit off trees or harvest bountiful gard ...
Thursday 22 Sep 2016
Plastic can end up on your dinner plate
Garbage from all corners of the Earth has washed ashore along the south coast and put its stamp on all living things in the ocean. Now local scientists are sounding a warning.
Tuesday 13 Sep 2016
Destination Arendal: Finding the Alaskan-Norwegian Connection
“My family and many Alaskan families are immigrants from Norway,” said Lesil McGuire, US Senator from Alaska. It was Friday afternoon in the culture house of Arendal, where one event was still ongoing in the main auditorium. It was a debat ...
Wednesday 31 Aug 2016
Et hav av muligheter knyttet til Norges blå skog
”The potential of the Norwegian Blue Forest Network is tremendous”, sa Ola Elvestuen, nestleder i Venstre og leder av Stortingets energi- og miljøkomité. Det var tidlig fredag morgen i Arendal og stortingspolitikeren snakket om tang og tare.
Tuesday 23 Aug 2016
No one wants to be a polluter, but someone has to tell them
After the successful public event on marine litter on Wednesday, a group of Norwegian marine litter actors convened in GRID Arendal’s Green Knowledge Centre in the afternoon to discuss how Norway can contribute to marine litter solutions in dev ...
Monday 22 Aug 2016
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