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Illegal Trade Robs Wild of Almost 3,000 Great Apes Annually, Threatening Populations
Bangkok, 4 March 2013 – The illegal trade that sees almost 3,000 live great apes lost from the forests of Africa and Southeast Asia each year is increasingly impacting wild populations as links to organized crime grow stronger.
Monday 04 Mar 2013
Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013
Nairobi, 18 February 2013 – The rush for resources prompted by an apparent acceleration in sea ice melt calls for caution and effective governance to avoid damage to the fragile Arctic environment, according to the UN Environment Programme’s Ye ...
Monday 18 Feb 2013
The Ministry of Environment signs agreement with UNEP on GRID-Arendal
The Norwegian Ministry of Environment has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on continued cooperation and support to GRID-Arendal for the next 10 years. The MoU confirms GRID-Arendal's ...
Thursday 07 Feb 2013
Arendal a Finalist in the 2013 Earth Hour City Challenge!
GRID-Arendal extends hearty congratulations to the hip and green city of Arendal on reaching the final stage of the Earth Hour City Challenge, a global competition organised by the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with ICLEI (Local Governme ...
Friday 25 Jan 2013
‘Minamata’ Convention Agreed by Nations
Geneva/Nairobi, 19 January 2013--International effort to address mercury—a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects—was today delivered a significant boost with governments agreeing to a global, legally-binding tr ...
Monday 21 Jan 2013
Abu Dhabi Champions Nature-based Climate Change Mitigation
Abu Dhabi, January 9, 2013: The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently launched a pioneering ‘Blue Carbon’ project that connects the local natural coastal ecosystem ...
Wednesday 16 Jan 2013
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
Nairobi/Geneva, 10 January 2013 - Communities in developing countries are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury, according to new studies by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Thursday 10 Jan 2013
Caspian Environmental Information Centre launched
The high-level representatives and delegations present at the fourth Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention) welcomed the launch of the Caspian En ...
Monday 07 Jan 2013
Fredskorpset Exchange Provides Unique Learning Opportunity
GRID-Arendal recently completed its third round of the Fredskorpset (FK-Norway) professional exchange programme. The programme helps to strengthen GRID-Arendal’s partnerships in Africa and to identify new areas of focus for future work. Most im ...
Monday 03 Dec 2012
Republic of Moldova and Ukraine sign Treaty on sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
29 November 2012, Rome – On 29 November the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Gheorge Salaru, and the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Mr. Eduard Stavytskyi, signed the bilateral Treaty on Cooperation ...
Friday 30 Nov 2012
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