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Long distance from Alaska to Arendalsuka
A warm meeting room on a sunny late summer day in Arendal seemed an unlikely place for a discussion about the Arctic. But it was a reminder of what Sturla Henriksen, CEO of the Norwegian Ship Owners’ Association referred to as shared “exis ...
Friday 19 Aug 2016
Den globale kampen mot marin forsøpling
”Vi må bli smartere når det gjelder plast - den plasten som vi er nødt til å bruke må vi sørge for å gjenbruke mer” understreket Vidar Helgesen, klima-og miljøminister, i forbindelse med GRID-Arendal og Hold Norge Rent sitt arrangement om den g ...
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
Paris-avtalen: Fra fossil særstilling til grønn omstilling i Norge
Det var duket for god stemning på kveldsøkten i Teltscenen tirsdag 16 august. Arrangørene Klimapartner Agder/Hordaland kunne friste med økologisk fingermat, røverhistorier fra Paris-forhandlingene, og den hjemvendte klimahelten, Tine Sundtoft. ...
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
Minister of Climate and Environment Visits GRID-Arendal
Vidar Helgesen, the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, dropped by the GRID-Arendal office today to meet with Managing Director Peter Harris. Helgesen had just spoken at an Arendalsuka event called Den globale kampen mot marin f ...
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
"More Garbage Than Fish" - The World's Largest Beach Clean Up
Marine plastic has been in the news a lot. Along with the Government of Norway, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners like Hold Norge Rent, GRID-Arendal has been helping to publicize a growing environmental crisis.
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
Arendalsuka Pied Pipers
It’s not something you see every day. Two bagpipers leading a parade of kids in neon safety vests and adults in T-shirts around the harbour of Arendal.
Tuesday 16 Aug 2016
Development goals will succeed only if "no one is left behind"
New sustainable development goals will only succeed if the most vulnerable people and states are included, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende told an audience at an event on conflict and development at Arendalsuka today. The Minister ...
Tuesday 16 Aug 2016
Den vanskelige debatten om konflikt, sårbare stater og bærekraftsmål
De aller fleste land har hatt en positiv utviklingen siden 1990. Fjorårets lansering av FNs nye bærekraftsmål er ment å forsterke denne tendensen og vise veien videre mot 2030. Samtidig er det noen stater som faller fra - i kriser og konflikt, ...
Monday 15 Aug 2016
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
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