[BLOG] The Oxygen of Democracy
Since 2012 this small city on the south coast of Norway has hosted a week of political debates and policy discussions unlike anything I’ve experienced in my own country, Canada. In an age when political discussion has been reduced to sloganeeri ...
Monday 15 Aug 2016
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
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
[BLOG] Advancing the Environmental Agenda
GRID-Arendal was front and centre in several important events at the second United Nations Environmental Assembly held recently in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tuesday 14 Jun 2016
[BLOG] Gender Inequality Hampers Sustainable Development
Over the past year I have been fortunate to be part of the lead authors team of the Global Gender Environment Outlook (GGEO) of which an abridged version was prepared for and launched during UNEA-2. The full version of the GGEO will be released ...
Thursday 02 Jun 2016