Annual Report 2009

Many Strong Voices The Many Strong Voices (MSV) consortium continued with active work in 2009. At UNFCCC COP 15, MSV coordinated information flow to partners and provided speakers for various side events and other activities. The project also worked through a number of partners to set up a drafting team of NGOs, Indigenous Peo- ples’ Organizations and others to develop proposed human rights language for the treaty text. The MSV Virtual Library website was launched at COP 15 and includes materials on mitigation, adaptation, educa- tion and outreach relevant to Arctic and SIDS. MSV is co-ordinated by GRID-Arendal and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO). The Portraits of Resilience photography and communi- cations project was also launched at COP 15 and fea- tures stories and photos by students in Arctic and SIDS countries. The project illustrates in a very personal way

University of the Arctic GRID-Arendal hosts the leadership of the University of the Arctic, a network of 130 institutes of higher educa- tion from the circumpolar north. This partnership bene­ fits from the activities of the 19 Thematic Networks, which provide focused research and training towards a sustainable north. 

the human dimension of climate change.

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