Programme Cooperation Agreement 2010 – 2011
The final report on the Programme Cooperation Agreement between the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and GRID-Arendal for 2010-2011 captures the spirit and depth of the partnership between UNEP and GRID-Arendal. A good example is GRID-Arendal’s support to UNEP’s Green Economy report, transforming it during 2011 from a raw document into a visually appealing and user-friendly E-book. With more than two million downloads, Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication has become UNEP’s most widely disseminated publication. Since the publication’s launch, GRID-Arendal has supplemented this work through two volumes in its well-known Vital Graphics series and is engaged in further reports in the Green Economy series focusing on Small Island Developing States and marine ecosystems, respectively. It also supported UNEP at the launch of the Synthesis Report Green Economy in a Blue World in Manila in January 2012. We welcome this continuing commitment and, combined with GRID-Arendal’s proactive stance and operational flexibility to respond to new programme directions, this is a win-win situation for achieving meaningful results.