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Geneva Green Guide

Global Resource Information Database

UNEP/GRID-Geneva
Division of Early Warning and Assessment office in Europe (DEWA)

UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Europe
International Environment House
11-13 chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)

Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 82 94/95
Fax: 
(+41 22) 917 80 29
Description

DEWA/GRID-Europe was established as a pioneering centre of UNEP’s Global Resources Information database (GRID), which has now grown into a worldwide network of 15 environmental data centres.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1985
Staff: 
25
Chief/Director: 
Regional Coordinator: Matthew BILLOT
Activities: 

GRID-Europe’s main role is to underpin UNEP’s assessment activities and its efforts to support global and regional environmental decision-making by improving access to high-quality data about the state of the world’s environment. It is also responsible for coordinating the European programme of UNEP’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA). DEWA/GRID-Europe’s core tasks are:

Cooperation: 

GRID-Europe is supported by UNEP, the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape and the University of Geneva. It works with UN agencies, IGOs, NGOs and regional organizations, as well as the private sector.

Publications: 

GRID-Europe provides inputs for publications such as the Global Environment Outlook; GEO Yearbook; Vital Waste Graphics; Environment & Poverty Times; etc. GRID-Europe regularly publishes Environmental Alert Bulletins on emerging environmental threats. Other publications are available on the website.

Keywords: 
land & landuse
freshwater
public awareness
agenda 21
GIS & remote sensing
capacity building
information systems