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Extracting for Progress
The first day of UNEA-2 is over and Yannick Beaudoin reflects on one of many important events - Extractive resources, peace and sustainable development: natural resource management and mediation in conflict-affected areas.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
GRID-Arendal at UNEA-2 web space now live!
UNEA-2 is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. More than 190 countries will meet in Nairobi from 23-27 May to issue a global call to action to address the critical environmental challenges the world faces today.
Friday 20 May 2016
Solheim blir ny sjef for FNs miljøprogram
Nyheten om at Norges tidligere miljø- og utviklingsminister blir leder for FNs miljøprogram (UNEP), kommer på et meget viktig tidspunkt i følge GRID-Arendals administrerende direktør, Peter Harris.
Wednesday 04 May 2016
Solheim appointment to UNEP continues "legacy of support" to UN
The announcement that Norway’s former environment minister as new head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) comes at an important moment, according to Peter Harris, Managing Director of GRID-Arendal.
Tuesday 03 May 2016
Climate change in the Tropical Andes needs regional action
Lima, Peru 28 April 2016 – A new report recommends that adapting to climate change in the Tropical Andes requires a regional strategy that must include the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and women.
Thursday 28 Apr 2016
Personal reflections from a visit to Guinea-Bissau
Kari Synnøve Johansen recently travelled to Guinea Bissau to help run a regional workshop on linking marine ecosystem services and development planning.
Sunday 10 Apr 2016
"Just signing agreements is not enough" - World gathers in Nairobi next month to take action on environment
Last year saw the adoption of two groundbreaking environmental agreements on sustainable development and climate change.
Thursday 07 Apr 2016
Telling a Story (Map): Indigenous Peoples and the Arctic Council
Showing human experience in maps has always been a cartographic challenge. Mainly because it is so complex that it calls for simplification, especially when displaying the story of not one but millions of individuals.
Sunday 03 Apr 2016
Africa's "Blue Economy" key to a sustainable future: New policy handbook shows the way
Africa’s vast lakes and ocean resources are key to the future wealth and sustainable development of the continent – if properly used.
Sunday 03 Apr 2016
Sprinting to Finish Gender and Environment Report
How can gender issues be brought to the heart of environmental assessment and decision-making?
Tuesday 08 Mar 2016
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