The institutions of the UN system are responding to the Secretary-General's call to make its in-house practices alongside its field operations more climate-friendly and environmentally sustainable. This publication presents the first greenhouse gas inventory for the UN system and an overview of the initial steps that have been taken to manage these emissions.
Thursday 17 Dec 2009
Many Strong Voices is pleased to announce the launching of new online photo galleries from the Portraits of Resilience project. Many of these photos are being exhibited as part of a Portraits Exhibition at the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen, running over the same period as the climate negotiations.
Wednesday 09 Dec 2009
No one likes being preached to, and that doesn't bode well for any documentary that sets out to tackle climate change. The latest attempt at this is a semi futuristic, semi-documentary film called The Age of Stupid. It kicks off in 2055, on a flooded, damaged, inhospitable Earth. Somewhere in the midst of an ocean a lone man lives in a massive tower. The man, played by Pete Postlethwaite, muses about why humans did not do something to stop climate change when there was still time to - which is to say, now.
Tuesday 01 Dec 2009
An Integrated Ecosystem Management Approach to Conserve Biodiversity prepared by Tiina Kurvits, Thor Larsen, and Evgeny Kuznetsov for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council, was released at the recent Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.The report highlights some of the main achievements of ECORA over the last 5 years. The project results represent the efforts of many people and organizations across Russia and the other Arctic nations.
The report is available as PDF: English (5.7mb) Russian (2mb)
Wednesday 18 Nov 2009
In August 2009, GRID-Arendal celebrates its 20th -year anniversary.
Tuesday 28 Jul 2009
GRID-Arendal is proud to launch its newest edition of EarthWire.
EarthWire Marine is an environment news service that brings the latest news on the marine environment to you daily. The service collects news from media sources on the Internet, press releases and news from research organisations, environmental organizations and the public sector.
Tuesday 09 Jun 2009
GRID-Arendal staff celebrates World Oceans Day to highlight the many ways in which oceans contribute to society by jumping into the water just outside their offices at Rådhusbrygge at 12 o’clock on Monday 8 June. Local politicians, companies and individuals are invited to join or show their support by coming to Rådhusbrygge in their boats or kayaks.
Monday 08 Jun 2009
GRID-Arendal joins in the annual celebration of World Environment Day. Two UNEP reports, The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation and Vital Forest Graphics will be released on 5 June 2009 in Oslo and in Arendal, Norway. Both of these reports simultaneously point to the fact that conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and the environment will not only become important, but they will provide our best and most effective way to slow down climate change. GRID Arendal has played an important role in both initiatives.
Friday 05 Jun 2009
The report, “The Environmental Food Crisis”, was launched at the 17 th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York today. It provides some new and sobering costs on how environmental degradation might impact food production, while highlighting new and promising paths.
Read the full press release | View the report online
Thursday 14 May 2009
The OECD has just released Natural Resources and Pro-Poor Growth.The Economics and Politics. This publication is intended to help decision makers in developing countries.
Wednesday 11 Feb 2009