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First Digital Global Seafloor Geomorphic Features Map Published
Arendal, 12 June 2014 –The first digital, global-scale, geomorphic features map (GSFM) of the oceans was recently published by GRID-Arendal, Geoscience Australia and Conservation International.
Monday 23 Jun 2014
GRID-Arendal celebrates 25 years and appoints its 5th Managing Director
After serving two 4-year terms, German marine biologistand Arctic expert Dr. Peter Prokosch (62) is stepping down as Managing Director ofGRID-Arendal this autumn. A new Managing Director will take over on 1st September,the Chairman of the Board ...
Thursday 05 Jun 2014
GRID-Arendal celebrates 25 years and appoints its 5th Managing Director
Arendal/Oslo, 4 June 2014 - After serving two 4-year terms, German marine biologistand Arctic expert Dr. Peter Prokosch (62) is stepping down as Managing Director ofGRID-Arendal this autumn. A new Managing Director will take over on 1st Septemb ...
Thursday 05 Jun 2014
Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project Comes to a Close
After one year of intense work, field missions across the Emirate and fruitful consultation with a broad range of supportive stakeholders, the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project comes to a close. Scientific assessments were produced th ...
Thursday 13 Feb 2014
Why mountains matter - A Call for Action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Mountains cover 25 percent of the world’s land surface, and directly support 12 percent of the world’s population living within mountain regions. Sustainable mountain development should be a global priority given the multitude of ecosystem good ...
Monday 03 Feb 2014
Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment visits GRID-Arendal
Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft paid her first visit to GRID-Arendal on 17 January 2014. The Minister met with the staff and Board of Directors, who briefed her on the activities and projects of GRID-Arendal.
Friday 17 Jan 2014
Pollination and Land Degradation: Top Priorities for New Intergovernmental Body
Antalya, Turkey, December 14, 2013 – The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive spe ...
Tuesday 17 Dec 2013
Countries Agree to Cooperate to End the Illegal Trapping of Protected Bird Species in Egypt and Libya
Bonn, 5 December 2013 – The Government of Egypt, in cooperation with Germany, Switzerland and other partners, has pledged to assess and further address the issue of unregulated hunting and bird netting practices along the Mediterranean coast of ...
Thursday 05 Dec 2013
Many Strong Voices - one of the top ten most influential climate change campaigns in the world
Many Strong Voices (MSV) – a programme that brings together people and organizations in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to take action on climate change – has been voted by readers of The Guardian as one of the most influen ...
Tuesday 03 Dec 2013
The UN-REDD Programme Receives US$ 40 Million Pledge from Norway to Help 48 Developing Countries Halt Deforestation
WARSAW, POLAND - 21 NOVEMBER, 2013 – At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme. ...
Thursday 21 Nov 2013
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