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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
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 ...
Sunday 07 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 succes ...
Tuesday 12 Jul 2016
Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source, says new report
A new report says we need to act now if we want to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century – even if we don’t know everything about what it’s doing to the health of the environment or people.
Wednesday 06 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 ...
Friday 01 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
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
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