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In 2021, Greening the Islands will run 8 Observatory task fo...

For heavily indebted small islands, resilience-building is the best antidote

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Small island nations are taking on water in the form of a vi...

The little island of Procida prepares to shine as Italy’s Capital of Culture

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The backdrop for the films Il Postino and The Talented Mr Ri...

Oceanography & Blue Economy Centre to be created at UWI Five Islands

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The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, th...

Floating solar pilot project near Canary Islands to face up to 10m-high waves

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European Union funding has been secured for a floating solar...

Solar-plus-pumped hydro project will bring Hawaiian island of Kaua’i to 80%+ renewables

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A large-scale solar PV system paired with pumped hydro energ...

Denmark to build ‘first energy island’ in North Sea

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A project to build a giant island providing enough energy fo...

Low-carbon aircraft to be trialled in Orkney

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Different types of low-carbon emission aircraft are to be te...

A hi-tech eye in the sky lays bare Hawaiʻi’s living coral reefs

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A team of researchers used an airborne mapping technique to ...

The 2021 plan of the GTI Observatory goes live with 8 Task Forces including new ones

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Task Forces on floating offshore wind, storage & smart g...

The Overseas Countries and Territories Association joins the GTI Observatory

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Through the GTI Observatory, OCTA seeks to meet the industri...

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

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Oceans contain vast renewable energy potential – theoretical...

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

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Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and sola...

Vestas develops wind power plant solution to secure 42 MW order in Finland

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Vestas has received an order for 42 MW for the Långnabba win...

New Report Shows Strengths And Weaknesses In Pacific Conservation

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Of all the factors considered in an extensive analysis on th...

Tourism recovery recipes for small islands

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Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as defined by UNESCO,...

Sustainable Waste Actions In The Pacific To Make A Difference

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Improving sanitation, environmental, social and economic con...

EU funds mean more to see and enjoy in Gozo

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Gozo’s intricate link with tourism – international and domes...

Seychelles communities to co-manage protected marine areas

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Bringing local democracy to environmental management The Mi...

Japan island gains int’l recognition for night sky, eyes tourism boom

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TOKIO - A remote island in Japan, some 180 kilometers south ...

Can Agricultural Apps Bring Indonesia’s Farmers Back to the Fields?

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JAKARTA, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) - When his friends prodded him to...

EU to issue new regulation on energy storage: Greening the Islands in cooperation with EASE and EUROBAT send recommendations for the Commission to more comprehensively and effectively consider the islands context in the upcoming proposal.

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Malta – December 3, 2020 The European Commission is expec...

WHO publishes series of profiles on climate change and health in island states

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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the most vul...

New UNEP programme to support climate resilience in Pacific Islands through early warning systems

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A transformative new programme initiated by the UN Environme...

Volkswagen Group and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

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 The Volkswagen Group and Greece have agreed to establish a ...

Safeguarding Pacific agriculture with science

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 Invasive species are a major threat to the global economy a...

Tidal power: Bardsey could be the planet’s first ‘blue energy’ island

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A marine energy project that uses the water between Bardsey ...

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu

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Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up th...

The Municipality of Lipari joins the Greening the Islands Observatory, with the support of the Aeolian Islands Preservation Foundation, thus setting out on a path to become one of the islands leading green innovation

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Il Comune di Lipari aderisce al Greening the Islands Observatory, con il supporto di Aeolian Islands Preservation Foundation, avviando un percorso che la unirà al club delle isole leader nell’innovazione per l’ambiente.

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GTI supports islands’ Green Recovery Plans

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NESOI launches first open call: over 3 million euros available to support islands with their energy transition ambitions

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Making small island developing states more climate resilient

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Infrastructure is a key element in ensuring Small Island Dev...

Climate Change and COVID Threaten to Sink Small Island Nations

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With international tourism virtually non-existent, countries...

ROBINSON project launched to decarbonise islands

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The Horizon 2020 project ROBINSON has been launched to help ...

Indian embassy in Madagascar becomes first to go fully solar

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 A solar power plant was inaugurated at the Indian embassy i...

Madagascar experiments with drones for its massive reforestation effort

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Madagascar plans to acquire drones to help with its massive ...

Australia to set up Pacific Islands security centre in Vanuatu

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - A centre focusing on the security concern...

Samoa secures a sustainable future with new ocean strategy

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The Prime Minister and international partners launched the S...

Cook Islands makes appointments to Seabed Minerals Advisory Committee

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The Cook Islands government has created an advisory committe...

An island built from coral: How Indonesia’s Bajau made a home

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The people of Bungin first settled in the area 200 years ago...

Amount of plastic dumped in Med to double in 20 years: report

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Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterr...

Pacific small islands and ‘Big Ocean’ nations at UN Assembly make the case for climate action, shift to clean energy

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Facing constant threats from climate change and wary of the ...

A Pacific Success Story – The Micronesia Challenge Reaches 2020 Milestone Year

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Fourteen years ago, five Pacific island leaders united for a...

Study of Orkney economy sheds light on island prosperity

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As northern isles rattle the independence cage, a study of O...

Study shows Falkland Islands’ potential to become carbon negative

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A new study by the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology sugge...

A new island of hope rising from the indian ocean

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The modern island of Hulhumale is taking shape 8km off the n...

New plan will tackle climate change effects on north coast of Seychelles’ main island

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Dunes and beach berms will be reh...

Grassroots network launches project to bring decades of learning in community marine conservation to scale In Pacific Islands

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The Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network has launched ...

Climate change adds to plight of endangered sea turtles in Cyprus

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PAPHOS, Cyprus (Reuters) - Hatched baby sea turtles on the i...

Sri Lankan navy tows stricken tanker away from coast, Indian plane sprays trailing slick

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan navy towed a stricken sup...

Insuleur, Global Island Partnership and SMILO join the GTI Observatory

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As members of the Island Advisory Committee, they will addre...

Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

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Mauritius tourism, reeling from COVID, now hit by oil spill

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Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean ‘could weigh 21 million tonnes’

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‘Canary in the coal mine’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

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(Reuters) - Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the p...

Belize takes ocean action with expanded marine reserve and ban on gill nets

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In August 2020, the Belizean government enacted two conserva...

BIG reveals masterplan for “urban lilypads” off coast of Penang Island

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Project To Make Palau A Carbon Neutral Destination Launched By Palau Bureau Of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, And Slow Food

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The project will combat tourism’s carbon footprint by workin...

To counter limited landfill space, Seychellois neighbourhood will try waste-sorting project

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(Seychelles News Agency) - A waste-sorting and new collectio...

100,000 trees to be planted in Seychelles by Xmas with help from jobless tourism workers

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How the Viking wind farm could rewrite energy on the Shetland Islands

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Thousands of years have passed since the first people starte...

A new GTI Observatory structure to better deepen the most innovative topics on island circular economy

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First task forces on storage, solar-desalination and sustain...

Bahamas Tourism Launches “The Islands of The Bahamas” Mobile App

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s new, free m...

Seychelles Promotes Safe Travel in an Effort to Restart Tourism

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As the world shifts into a new era where health and safety h...

Anguilla Wins Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas

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Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards Fourth Consecutive...

Ocean investment could aid post-Covid-19 economic recovery

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By Hazel Pfeifer, CNN (CNN)Every dollar invested in a su...

New Zealand and Cook Islands work on ‘travel bridge’ to beat tourism slump

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Cook Islands’ deputy prime minister says archipelago ready t...

How Solomon Islands see the future of Tourism?

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Tourism Solomons in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultu...

Menorca’s Strategic Guidelines on energy (DEM-e), the guide document to decarbonise Menorca’s energy system

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What are the Strategic Guidelines for Menorca? The Strategi...

Global Tourism Players Must Prepare to Meet the Needs of “Gen-C Travelers”

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The post-COVID generation Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Ed...

Clean Energy for EU Islands: The Memorandum of Split

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A specific priority of the Croatian Presidency was reinforci...

Antigua and Barbuda Launches Space Travel

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“Your Space in the Sun” Inspires Travelers to Discover All t...

Civil society delivers 30 priorities for accelerating climate action in Trinidad and Tobago

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Port of Spain, June 22, 2020 – Civil society in Trinidad and...

Experts see environmental, social fallout in Indonesia’s infrastructure push

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The Indonesian government has announced a list of 89 priorit...

FEATURE-As pandemic kicks mass tourism, islands seek to mend ties with nature

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WASHINGTON, June 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since cor...

Pacific countries plead for inclusion in ‘trans-Tasman bubble’ as travel restrictions ease

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Many Pacific nations are Covid-free but have been devastated...

Indonesian group dreams of trash barrier idea going global

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BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Gary Bencheghib grew up on Indon...

Life under lockdown on Scotland’s remote islands

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Residents on Scotland’s most remote islands explain how they...

Indonesia to receive $56m payment from Norway for reducing deforestation

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Indonesia is set to receive $56 million from Norway as the r...

Fishery managers seek to open Pacific monuments to fishing

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The request could inhibit protections in areas set aside, in...

Global Island Partnership has launched a virtual communication platform for islands on COVID-19.

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The Global Island Partnership, along with our member Hawaii ...

‘Responsible Island’ prize

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On 7 May the European Commission launched the second edition...

Coronavirus: EU coordinates assistance to alleviate medical stock shortages on Dutch Caribbean islands

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The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre coordinated ...

Now you can remote control people in the Faroe Islands

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(CNN) — Amid the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, tourist attrac...

Should We Sacrifice Innovative Financing for the Blue Economy during the Global Pandemic? – the next call for Seychelles

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Tourism is at the helm of the economic development in Seyche...

Bornholm winner of the EU RESponsible Island Prize funded by Horizon 2020

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Three islands receive EU Prize for innovative renewable ener...

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Corsica is deploying exceptional measures

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Affected by the COVID-19 crisis at the beginning of March li...

Effective Management Of Medical Waste Essential During Pandemic -Pacific Regional Environment Programme takes action

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As the world grapples with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic...

New reserved area of our website provides information hub for GTI Observatory members

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We’ve created a new area in the Greening the Islands website...

Entrepreneur builds an island resort in Ivory Coast out of plastic waste

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For many people, a glut of plastic bottles floating in a lag...

Indonesia loses two UNESCO islands to rising sea levels

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Two small islands in South Sumatra have disappeared as a res...

Maldives to develop 21MW of floating and land-based solar projects

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The Republic of Maldives has started looking for companies i...

EU calls for projects showcasing potential of renewable energies and hydrogen to decarbonise islands

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As islands look to rapidly boost their use of renewables as ...

GTI Observatory Global Index will present to share theanan analysis of the its first 12 islands of leading cases in transition to sustainability at CPMR Islands Commission General Assembly. GTI Corporate members will take part to join the annual event of the EU island governments

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The Greening the Islands Observatory Global Index will be ap...

Renewables begin to light the Galapagos Islands

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One of the habitats where the marine fauna has made its refu...

How the Maldives take on the challenge of water shortages

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The Maldives, which consists of 26 atolls southwest of Sri L...

‘Blue’ finance flows in the Seychelles

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The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian ...

Faroe Islands will repeat project to close for maintenance, open for “voluntourism”

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The Faroe Islands, a group of autonomous islands located bet...

Balearic Islands declares climate emergency and pledges wide-ranging action

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The regional government of the Balearic Islands, known as th...

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