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Beyond Earth Hour: Managing Director Peter Harris urges residents of Arendal to take action
Arendal played host to an Earth Hour event on Saturday, 28 March 2015, at the Trefoldighet Church, joining millions of people across the world in raising awareness for the planet. The celebration featured live entertainment and a series of spee ...
Monday 20 Apr 2015
Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
Italy has been named host of the 2015 World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the Government of Italy and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Thursday 09 Apr 2015
GRID-Arendal hosts workshop for Romanian Climate Forum
Local government officials and representatives from several NGOs and businesses from Romania visited GRID-Arendal from 23 to 25 March and participated in a dialogue with Klimapartnere, a local network of organisations that are active on the iss ...
Wednesday 08 Apr 2015
Art exhibition at the Green Knowledge Centre: Anne Bulien
t GRID-Arendal’s Green Knowledge Centre hosted an art exhibition featuring the works of Arendal artist Anne Bulien from mid-January to mid-March. The exhibition featured 22 paintings and 5 drawings.
Thursday 26 Mar 2015
Old ways, new ways: shifting the development narrative, or Einstein was right
As part of its effort to share experiences, knowledge and stories GRID-Arendal occasionally invites its experts to express themselves in a less formal manner. GRID-Arendal’s "Reflections" is a mix of 'stories from the field’ that allows for a m ...
Friday 20 Mar 2015
GRID-Arendal on the move: UNESCO Water Security meeting
Björn Alfthan and Tina Schoolmeester participatedat an inception meeting for a project on water security, organised by UNESCOin Paris, France, from 9th to 11th February.
Monday 16 Mar 2015
Creative Solutions Needed to Ensure World Food Security
Faced with the daunting task to feed an additional 2.6 billion people by 2050, the world is challenged to produce more food with finite resources. Neither the expansion of agricultural land, overfishing nor the withdrawal of more water for irri ...
Friday 13 Mar 2015
GRID-Arendal on the move: Mapping Ecological Marine Units
Peter Harris, GRID-Arendal’s Managing Director, participated at a meeting convened by Esri and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a global map of ecological marine units that will support marine spatial planning, management and conservation.
Wednesday 04 Mar 2015
UNEP Invites Nominations for Top Environmental Award
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is inviting nominations for the 2015 Champions of the Earth—the United Nations flagship environment award, which recognizes outstanding environmental visionaries and leaders and seeks to build mom ...
Wednesday 18 Feb 2015
Historic milestone in West African maritime boundary delimitation reached with the support of GRID-Arendal
In a historic moment, the 7 West African States, represented by the Permanent Representative of Cabo Verde to the United Nations, Mr Fernando Jorge Wahnon Ferreira, lodged their submission for continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in New ...
Tuesday 10 Feb 2015
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