UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre and BASF Poland commence the next Agro Ambassador BASF cycle, within the "Together for the Environment" Partnership. The project implements the Partnership's "Biodiversity Mission", but it also supports its "Education Mission". The first of the lectures given by UNEP/GRID Warsaw Centre experts took place on February 9th this year. Get more »
Supporting traditional, sustainable and extensive shepherding economy is an efficient and reliable conservation tool in the Polish Carpathians. With the beginning of 2018, we started a new Carpathians Unite project "Traditional mountain pastoralism as a form of an active protection of endangered species and natural habitats in Carpathians". This project aims at the maintenance and improvement of the seminatural non-forest mountain grasslands' and meadows' ecosystems in the Polish Carpathians regions. Get more »
Although the official opening of the first SpaceHub in Poland is planned to take place on January 30th 2018, an introductory meeting took place a week earlier in Warsaw. The event was gathering experts, local leaders, activists and enthusiasts of the space sector and it was attended by Piotr Mikołajczyk representing the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre – the only organisation in Poland that was a founding member of the EC initiative (2016) "the Copernicus Academy Network", a component of the Copernicus Programme. Get more »
The Ministry of Development finished its work on the project of the Roadmap of Transformation towards a Circular Economy. The work was accompanied by meetings of working groups consisting of representatives of ministries such as Environment, Education, Energy, Infrastructure and Construction, Science and Higher Education, Family, Work and Social Policy, Agriculture and Rural Development, Health, as well as entrepreneurs, scientists and other people and organisations interested in the circular economy. UNEP/GRID-Warsaw representatives also took part in the work that took place in 2017. Get more »
On January 10, 2018, we were pleased to hand over the rewards to winners in the „Blue Starogard" Competition – young photographers from the Economics School Complex in Starogard. The task was to develop a photo-story documenting research activity that participants conducted examining the quality of water in local Wierzyca river. This water research project was a part of the GLOBE Program framework. Get more »
2017 was the second year of a 15 year-long period in which the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should be accomplished. The participants of the "Together for the Environment" Partnership – a voluntary coalition of stakeholders aiming at joint action in the spirit of Agenda 2030 were taking action to fulfil Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), Goal 13 (Climate Action), Goal 15 (Life on Land). In 2018 the Partnership will have many opportunities to get us closer to make the Goals set in the UN Agenda 2030 a reality. Get more »
The UNEA Assembly is the UN's highest-level meeting on environmental issues. Back in 2014, the first UNEA replaced the previous environmental congress i.e. Global Ministerial Environment Forum. UNEA 3 was held in 2017, in Nairobi, under the slogan "Beat Pollution", which is the essence of actions and decisions adopted between 4 and 6 December. During the meeting, the focus was placed on reducing pollution, which causes millions of premature deaths every year. Get more »
From February to December 2017 UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, together with Coca Cola HBC Polska carried out a series of workshops on the subject of circular economy. Get more »
The Directors' meeting of GRID network coordinated by the COTI Branch (UN Environment Science Division), which was convened on 30 November and 1 december 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, became a scene for an official launch of the UN Environment LIVE knowledge platform. Get more »
EO4GEO aims at helping to bridge the skills gap between supply and demand of education and training in the space/geospatial sector. Its goals are to reinforce existing ecosystem and foster an uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services in end-user applications. Get more »
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