GRID-Arendal was awarded a "Grønt Stipend" ("green scholarship") amounting to NOK 420,000 by the County of Aust-Agder to develop the web-based prototype for a collective transport system - a private car-pooling scheme - that would be a first for Norway.  Inspired in part by successful projects in Germany and the US, the project's objective is to reduce the negative environmental and socio-economic effects of private transport in the region.

Wednesday 22 Feb 2012

The latest report from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) process - the GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers report was released 20 February. This product, specifically targeted to decision-makers, is part of the rigorous GEO-5 scientific assessment that analyzes state and trends in the global environment, options for policy action to achieve internationally agreed goals.

Monday 20 Feb 2012

We are pleased to announce a new GRID-Arendal Linking Tourism and Conservation survey. This survey is aimed at collecting information on existing global Sustainable Tourism initiatives that support protected areas. With this survey we hope to identify, learn from and replicate positive examples where tourism supports the creation, management, and development of protected areas.
Contribute with information to the global Linking Tourism and Conservation Initiative

Friday 03 Feb 2012

21 January 2011 - Lawrence Hislop from GRID-Arendal led a training workshop together with the ReCo project at University of Tromso.  The workshop involved PhD students who are using new communication technologies to help explain their research. 25 students were divided into five groups and each made a three-minute documentary film explaining the core findings in their research.  Some of these films will be submitted to competitions to further exposure.

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

A free iPhone application, named Blue and REDD Carbon, was launched today at the official opening of the One UN Pavillion at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday 13 Dec 2011

Launched on December 6th at a side event of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 17, a new UNEP publication, entitled ‘Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes, A rapid Response Assessment’ shows that women play a stronger role than men in the management of ecosystems services and food security in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region.

Tuesday 06 Dec 2011

John Crump is GRID-Arendal's Senior Climate Change Advisor. He is currently covering the negotiations in Durban for the office, and promoting the work of Many Strong Voices, a programme which links the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on climate change adaptation and mitigation. A former journalist, John is a keen blogger and will be sending regular updates on the negotiations on his blog.

Monday 28 Nov 2011

Across the planet millions of animals travel with the seasons from one location to the next. Not unlike modern transport systems with interconnected airports, road and railway grids, migratory species depend on a network of habitats and corridors across the planet. Losing a single migration corridor may jeopardize entire populations.

Monday 21 Nov 2011

Two reports jointly prepared by Zoi Environment and GRID-Arendal for the Environment and Security Initiative were launched at the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference that took place in Astana, Kazakhstan from  21 to 23 September 2011.

Wednesday 21 Sep 2011

These pages put a spotlight on Green Economy thinking and activities of GRID-Arendal. Features include a movie from the MAIN project (Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network), access to GRID-Arendal’s Green Economy publications, graphics, and a selection of photos from our library.

Thursday 30 Jun 2011