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GRID-Arendal works on environmental and sustainability projects around the world. Use the filters to sort activities by type, partner, and more. 

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UNEP IEA Guidelines

The practice of integrated environmental assessment (IEA) has evolved significantly since the last set of guidance which was developed by UN

Completed Global

Adaptation at Altitude

Increasing resilience and adaptive capacity of mountain communities and ecosystems to climate change.

Completed Mountains

Droughts in the Anthropocene

The project Droughts in the Anthropocene will showcase and present selected case studies from around the world related to droughts and water

Completed Global

UNEP Regional Seas

Support is being provided to the Tehran Convention Secretariat to contributes to peace and security in the Caspian region.

Completed Marine

Many Strong Voices (MSV)

GRID-Arendal and the University College London coordinate Many Strong Voices that brings together people from the Arctic and Small Island...

Completed Global

Global Tailings Dam Portal Project

The Global Tailings Portal is a public, searchable database with detailed information on more than 1,700 mine tailings dams around the world

Completed Global

GRID-Arendal's 30th Anniversary Celebration

GRID-Arendal celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 13 August 2019 during Arendalsuka

Completed Comms & Outreach (General)

PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet

PANORAMA is a global partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across

Completed Marine

Plastic Myths

We uncover the true facts behind these 10 Plastic Myths

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Science Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution

This project looking into the Science-Policy interface on plastic pollution in a partnership with the University of Wollongong.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Blue Forests Project

The Blue Forests Project is a global initiative focused on harnessing the values associated with coastal carbon and ecosystem services...

Completed Coastal Habitats

Pacific Marine Atlases (MACBIO)

This project is providing maps and data to support marine spatial planning in the Pacific

Completed Marine

Polar View

The objective of the Polaris program is to respond to the evolving demands for space-based monitoring of the Polar Regions

Completed Polar

Are you worried about plastic in your seafood? Please complete our survey to give us your views

This questionnaire aims to understand your opinion on plastic/microplastic pollution in your marine ecosystem.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Nomadic Herders

Reindeer herders are facing lost pastures and land fragmentation caused by industrial development and other land-use changes.

Completed Polar

Displaced by Plastics

Completed Polar

PRReSUP

An assessment of policy and investment options for reducing plastics into the marine environment in Pacific Island Countries (PICs)

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Internasjonale Dager

Since 2006, GRID-Arendal has taken part in the annual celebration of Internasjonale Dager, a week-long event in late October...

Completed Comms & Outreach (General)

Mountain Outlook Series

A series of policy assessments for different global mountain regions is being produced by GRID-Arendal and UN Environment.

Completed Mountains

Organised environmental crime in EECCA

Completed Global

GEO-6

Every couple of years UN Environment takes the global environmental temperature.

Completed Global

Green & Blue Economy

GRID-Arendal’s Green Economy Programme supports UN Environment to meet policy, modelling, capacity building and reporting goals for its Green Economy work.

Completed Global

Invitation to share information on tackling marine litter and plastic pollution through Indigenous Knowledge Systems

The UNEP and GRID-Arendal invite you to participate in a survey to collect information on tackling marine litter and plastic pollution

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Boosting Blue Forests Education and Capacity Building

Aims to raise awareness & develop education activities for blue forests. Includes a digital learning platform & geo-referenced database.

Completed Marine

Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa Workshop

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Transboundary WRM - Lake Victoria

The project will produce an Atlas of Lake Victoria’s Changing Environment, including training for local experts to create similar atlases

Completed Transboundary Governance

Environmental Assessment Guidelines - a writing marathon

GRID-Arendal is managing the development of updated Integrated Enviromental Assessment guidelines for UN Environment

Completed Global

The Little Book of Green Nudges

A concise, user-friendly publication showcases examples of green nudges that universities can implement on their campuses.

Completed Global

Nordic Blue Carbon

A research project funded by the Norwegian Environment Agency (2017-2020) on climate adaptation, carbon capture and long-term storage.

Completed Marine

Reclaim: Finding the heart of the circular economy

GRID-Arendal’s Waste and Marine Litter Program aims to produce a short film (15 minutes) about waste management in Africa.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme - HICAP

HICAP is producing knowledge on how climate change affects natural resources, ecosystem services, and the communities that depend on them.

Completed Mountains

100 African Voices

100 African Voices Map and Documentary

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

H2020 - ResponSEAble - Ocean Literacy

ResponSEAble - Protecting the ocean: our collective responsibility, our common interest - Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean

Completed Marine

Resilient Mountain Solutions

The Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) is an initiative developed and led by ICIMOD.

Completed Mountains

H2020 BlueBRIDGE

Using cloud computing to analyse marine protected areas

Completed Global

Marine litter predictive mapping

This pilot project develops a shoreline map to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Plastics and Climate Change: policy recommendations

GRID-Arendal and partners have initiated a project to provide recommendations for how to better deliver on the climate agenda.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

Improving the understanding of carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services that coastal and marine ecosystems provide in Abu Dhabi.

Completed Coastal Habitats

Blue Solutions

The Blue Solutions Initiative develops capacity and supports knowledge exchange on successful approaches to marine and coastal management.

Completed Marine

The High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution (HAC)

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) to End Plastic Pollution is committed to develop an ambitious international legally binding instrument...

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP)

The Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP) is a project funded by Innovation Norway in which GRID-Arendal and SALT are developing a service...

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Marine pollution: tackling land-based sources through multi-stakeholder action UN Ocean Virtual Side Event

Date and Time: Tuesday 28th June, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, GMT +1 (Lisbon)

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Mountains & SDGs

Mountains cover 25 percent of the world’s land surface, and directly support 12 percent of the world’s population living within mountain...

Completed Mountains

Permafrost in coastal Arctic regions

We coordinated development of a Rapid Response Assessment to assess critical research gaps related to Arctic coastal permafrost.

Completed Polar