Greening the Islands is glad to announce the new member of the GTI Observatory, St Helena island. St Helena is part of the British Overseas Territory. It is a remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean, famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile and death and for its breathtakingly beautiful and wild landscapes.
St Helena is one of the most isolated islands in the world lying around 2,000 kilometres west of the coast of South Africa, and 4,000 kilometres east of the South American coast. For this reason, the island experiences even more impactful problems related also to climate change and has very relevant specific needs in terms of water and waste management and power supply, which the GTI Observatory looks forward to addressing with the involvement of experts and solution providers.
Mr Russel Yon of the St Helena Legislative Council commented on the membership: “I was fortunate to be able to participate in GTI’s 2020 e_Convention and am excited for St Helena to join as a member of the GTI Observatory. St Helena has made significant progress toward its goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2022 and hope we can be a resource for others who are making the transition to green energy. At the same time, we look forward to engaging with experts from GTI and other island states to learn more about pathways to more sustainable water, transport and agriculture.”