GRID-Arendal

The mission of GRID-Arendal, which was established to support the UN in the field of environment, mainly through its Environment Programme (UNEP), is to create environmental knowledge enabling positive change.

Description

GRID-Arendal is a non-profit foundation established by Norwegian Government to support United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through:Environmental information management and assessment, Capacity building services, Outreach and communication tools, methodologies and products

Our Mission:
The mission of GRID-Arendal, which was established to support the UN in the field of environment, mainly through its Environment Programme (UNEP), is to create environmental knowledge enabling positive change. This is achieved by organizing and transforming available environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative communication tools and capacity-building services targeting relevant stakeholders.

Type of expertise/competence offered

Our Services:

GRID-Arendal has a strong focus on the development of scientifically and politically credible assessments, capacity building activities, and innovative outreach and communication tools, methodologies and products to enhance sustainable development, human security and well-being by contributing to UNEP'’s programme of work. In collaboration with partners around the world, our team creates, publishes and disseminates environmental information for change:

1. Environmental assessments and reporting
We undertake and support assessments based on best available scientific expertise,knowledge, data and indicators. See publications

2. State of the Environment reporting framework
We developed a framework now used by regional, national and local governments.

3. Graphics and cartographics
We are known for our cartographic products, atlases and interactive world maps.
http://www.grida.no/graphicslib

4. Electronic products
We develop and maintain websites and other electronic tools.

5. arthwire daily news feeds
We provide a library of current news articles on environmental issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, and water, covering regions from northern Europe to Africa.
www.earthwire.org



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