Mr. Satinder Bindra, Director for Communications and Public Information of UNEP visited GRID-Arendal on 25 March. He met with the staff to discuss cooperation between UNEP and GRID-Arendal in the areas of communication and outreach.
Monday 28 Mar 2011
A new Rapid Response Assessment report entitled Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resource Management for African Cities, prepared by GRID-Arendal for UNEP and UN-HABITAT, was launched in Cape Town on the occasion of World Water Day 2011. According to the report urbanization over the last five decades is changing Africa’s landscape and also generating challenges for water supply and sanitation services.
Monday 21 Mar 2011
GRID-Arendal has produced a film to present key features of a budding communications and learning platform by and for local communities and practitioners, MAIN. The Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network (MAIN) for Sustainable Communities is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based initiative to enable the sharing of experience to promote innovation and capacity building in local green economy activities.
Thursday 17 Mar 2011
UNEP released the Green Economy Report on 21 February at its annual meeting of the world's environment ministers held in Naorobi. The layout and design of the online version of the report was prepared by GRID-Arendal.
Monday 21 Feb 2011
Students visiting Antarctica as part of the Students on Ice Antarctica University Expedition send a message to the 100 or more environment ministers gathering in Nairobi this week for UNEP's 26th Governing Council. Their message to world environment leaders is simple: Protect the Poles, Protect the Planet.
Wednesday 16 Feb 2011
Over the next two weeks we will continually update what is happening at Cancun and talk about what it means for the Arctic and SIDS. Watch out for John's regular Blog and Twitter updates and postings of relevant and interesting material by staff at GRID-Arendal.
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Friday 26 Nov 2010
A new photo library has been set up as part of GRID-Arendal's web site which focuses entirly on environmental photos of top quality. All items are available for download in high resolution format for free.
Visit the library at www.grida.no/photolib
Wednesday 27 Oct 2010
The Rapid Response Assessment report Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development is one of 10 finalists in the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 for News & Business Magazine of the Year. The Digital Magazine Awards 2010 are a global awards to showcase the best digital magazines and recognize the most influential people in digital publishing today.
Monday 25 Oct 2010
A report prepared by GRID-Arendal for UNEP will be released to coincide with the 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. The report examines the limitations and strengths of existing environmental agreements for conserving and protecting Arctic biodiversity, and options for improvement.
Tuesday 19 Oct 2010
(5 Oct. 2010) – The images and stories are compelling. High school students in four Arctic communities have photographed and written about the changes they are seeing in their regions due to rapid climate change. And now they’ll be seen by people in the hometown of U.S. President Barak Obama.
Tuesday 05 Oct 2010