Highlights

Arendalsuka is an annual forum organized by the Municipality of Arendal and attended by national and local representatives of politic parties, businesses and the private sector to present ideas and answer questions on a wide range of political, social, cultural and environmental issues.  The goal of Arendalsuka is to contribute to public debate and to provide targeted information and analysis that can inform policy and attempts to modify public opinion or behavior.

Thursday 08 Aug 2013

June 3, 2013, Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia – During the World Environment Day celebrations – hosted this year by the Government of Mongolia - the Nomadic Herders’ project has held a seminar/workshop on Monday 3rd June entitled “The Future for Reindeer Husbandry and Conservation in Mongolia’s Biodiversity Hotspot”.

Thursday 06 Jun 2013

The RONA video was premiered on April 11, 2013 at the World Bank partnership meeting on “Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystems Services” (WAVES) held at the Washington National Harbor’s Westin Hotel.  WAVES is a global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that the national accounts used to measure and plan for economic growth include the value of natural resources. 

Tuesday 30 Apr 2013

GRID-Arendal extends hearty congratulations to the hip and green city of Arendal on reaching the final stage of the Earth Hour City Challenge, a global competition organised by the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability).

Friday 25 Jan 2013

The high-level representatives and delegations present at the fourth Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention) welcomed the launch of the Caspian Environmental Information Centre

Monday 07 Jan 2013

GRID-Arendal recently completed its third round of the Fredskorpset (FK-Norway) professional exchange programme. The programme helps to strengthen GRID-Arendal’s partnerships in Africa and to identify new areas of focus for future work. Most importantly, it allows GRID-Arendal and its partner organizations to acquire new skills and expertise. Here, our southern participants have shared their experiences in their own words.

Monday 03 Dec 2012

Many Strong Voices recently became an Observer at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), cementing its position as an international lobbying platform for vulnerable communities of the Arctic and in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  

Wednesday 28 Nov 2012

Climate change experts and government officials have arrived in Doha, Qatar, for yet another round of global climate talks. Olav Orheim, the chair of GRID-Arendal's board, writes in the British newspaper The Independent that while no one is holding their breath about any major breakthrough on this highly contentious issue, there might – just might – be reason to believe that at last progress can be made.

Wednesday 28 Nov 2012

GRID-Arendal is taking part in national consultations about the future of development once the Millennium Development Goals are retired in 2015. The consultations will held in collaboration with a network of national UN-affiliated institutions and will build on the concept of Sustainable
 Development Goals that came out of Rio+20.

Tuesday 27 Nov 2012

On 18-21 June 2012, GRID-Arendal, under the auspices of the Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention (West Africa Regional Sea), hosted an exploratory workshop dedicated to identifying capacity building needs and priorities for the development of a full scale capacity building programme (Sustainable Seas). 

Tuesday 13 Nov 2012