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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
Visualizing Future Challenges In The Arctic
All over the Arctic indigenous peoples are feeling the effects of human-induced changes to their livelihoods.
Friday 26 Feb 2016
[It shouldn't] rain at Arctic Frontiers
It’s not supposed to rain 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. In January. But the first day of this year’s Arctic Frontiers Conference was greeted by grey skies and showers. The snow – and howling wind – came at the end of the week.
Saturday 13 Feb 2016
Opinion: Conversations Beyond Development
There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. - Michel Foucault
Thursday 11 Feb 2016
All that the ocean does for us
How do we describe -- and measure -- everything the ocean does for us? This was a key question at the the third annual Mapping Ocean Wealth project meeting that GRID-Arendal recently attended in Miami, Florida.
Thursday 11 Feb 2016
More than a Billion People Depend on Wetlands for Livelihoods
Celebrated 2 February under the theme "Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods", the World Wetlands Day 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Over 800 events worldwide will highlight the vital ...
Tuesday 02 Feb 2016
"Great stories and beautiful photos" - Many Strong Voices Arctic youth photo project on display in Canada
As you walk through the front entrance of the Vancouver Aquarium, you are struck by the images. Two-metre long banners containing photos and stories of youth from four Arctic communities are being exhibited at the aquarium until 14 February. ...
Monday 18 Jan 2016
Portraits of Resilience: Through Our Eyes - By youth from Alaska
Whenever a big storm hits our town, it erodes the land from the ocean side and the lagoon side. Whenever there are really big waves it washes the land away. It doesn’t wash away the land on the lagoon side as much because the grass holds the sa ...
Monday 18 Jan 2016
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