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United Nations Environment Programme/GRID-Arendal



The mission of GRID-Arendal is to provide environmental information, communications and capacity building services for information management and assessment. Established to strengthen the United Nations through its Environment Programme (UNEP), the focus of GRID-Arendal is to make credible, science-based knowledge understandable to the public and to decision-making for sustainable development

Action pledges 

Polar View


Adaptation in the Arctic and SIDS

Further information

GRID-Arendal is a collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

GRID-Arendal's ongoing works in education, training and public awareness

Regional focus Polar Regions
Small Island Developing States
Sector Education and training
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Methods and tools
Climate hazards Flood
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.