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You can now invest and get shares in Greening the Islands!

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Do you love islands and wish to protect them from climate ch...

GTI and Gozo meet to boost local and state sustainable transition

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The GTI Observatory will hold a meeting in Gozo (Malta) on 2...

GTI AT THE CLEAN ENERGY FOR EU ISLANDS FORUM 2022: islands’ sustainable transition needs an enabling environment in which technology, policy and finance establish synergies and act together to boost transformations

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Greening the Islands has participated at the Clean energy fo...

GTI and Elafonisos continue their close cooperation to promote sustainable tourism on islands

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The fifth “Elafonisos Eco 2022 Symposium” took place in Elaf...

Greek island of Tilos is the world’s greatest recycler

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The Greek island of Tilos “is the island with the greatest r...

Water and sanitation in the Pacific continue to be dire

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There's concern that addressing water and sanitation challen...

How Norfolk Island is solving its waste dilemma

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Being located on a tiny parcel of land some 1,600 km from th...

‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?

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Six months on, the war in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-19 pande...

Grants to support the creation of geoparks in Small Island Developing States

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UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a...

You can now invest and get shares in Greening the Islands!

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Study fully online or blended for a Master by Research or PhD in Islands and Small States Studies

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As of October 2022, the Islands and Small States Institute (...

Why the Dutch embrace floating homes

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Faced with worsening floods and a shortage of housing, the N...

Japan’s Lucky Island Shows the Hidden Effects of Rising Sea Temperatures

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Global warming is already changing Iki, the first place in J...

Roger Léron Award 2022: Let’s celebrate Energy Efficiency Leaders

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The Roger Léron Award is coming back in 2022 with a new focu...

The tiny islands leading the green transition

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Small island communities have often been pioneers for sustai...

Island states meet to discuss suing Global North over climate change

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A new alliance for climate reparations is seeking compensati...

The remote Shetland Islands are a surprising leader in the race to net zero

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 Shetland, a group of islands off the coast of Scotland, is ...

Climate change: IPCC report warns of ‘irreversible’ impacts of global warming

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Many of the impacts of global warming are now simply "irreve...

GTI Report to be introduced in 2022 as key resource for islands and corporates

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In 2022 GTI deepens technological scope with the Observatory...

Blue ocean solutions for climate resilience and accelerated development

News Countries, like the Seychelles and Belize, with coastal blue carbon ecosystems are increasingly looking to the ocean for climate change and business solutions. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS

 Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 22 2021 (IPS) - Seychelles’ 115 islands...

Will ScotWind auction deliver a renewables revolution?

News The Beatrice field in the Moray Firth is the largest offshore wind farm in Scottish waters

The ScotWind auction is the first time in a decade that plot...

Reunion Island plans to go green

News The Les Cedres project on Reunion Island combines PV panels with organic farming

France's overseas territory Reunion Island is aiming to prod...

Indonesia’s biodiesel drive is leading to deforestation

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Indonesia pledged at the recent COP26 climate summit that it...

Tonga remains cut off after a massive eruption and tsunami. Here’s what we know

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 (CNN) - The eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga on...

Europe’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sea-Going Ferry Is Powered Purely by Renewable Energy

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When innovative companies, government institutions, and univ...

Leaders in Glasgow finally acknowledge islands are uniquely threatened by climate change, but measures do not match urgency

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At COP26 GTI strengthens international partnerships with key...

IRENA, Small Island States Align to Accelerate Energy Transition

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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Al...

The Resilience Scorecard is transforming how Caribbean nations are responding to the climate crisis

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The impacts of climate change are different around the world...

Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley’s defence of Small Island Developing States at COP26 makes her a regional rock star

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'Caribbean people have NEVER been more proud' Prime Ministe...

Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

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Representatives particularly disappointed by softened langua...

Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns

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Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanentl...

Greece’s Popular Islands Are Crowded — With Plastic

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The Aegean islands are parched. Breaking the dependency on i...

How Greenland’s melting glaciers could boost climate-friendly farming

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The glacial rock flour left behind by a retreating ice sheet...

8th GTI e_Convention: islands becoming testbeds for the integration of technology, policy and finance to boost sustainable transition

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 GTI Awards see raising quality and ambition in island proje...

Welcome on board: the GTI Observatory welcomes new members to strengthen actions towards islands self-sufficiency

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Chalki and Sint Maarten islands, the Asian Development Bank,...

Genius Watter for sustainable tourism: water and energy for an eco-resort in cape verde

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Genius Watter has created a sustainable energy and water eff...

Three islands receive EU RESponsible Island Prize for local renewable energy transition

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Today, the Commission announced that the Danish island of Ær...

Cleantech Entrepreneurs Driving a Green Recovery in Barbados

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VIENNA, Jul 16 2021 (IPS) - Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Croatian island eyes green energy self-sufficiency in this decade

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NJIVICE, Croatia, June 18 (Reuters) - The northern Adriatic ...

Solar and battery microgrids reduce diesel reliance for 26 islands in Maldives

News Maafaru, one of the 26 islands in the Maldives to have microgrids installed. Image: DHYBRID.

Microgrids have been installed across 26 Maldivian islands u...

Elafonisos hosted the 4th Ecological Symposium to boost islands sustainability and share best practices

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GTI reinforces cooperation with the Greek islands signing a ...

Welcome on board: Chumbe Island joins the GTI Observatory to engage experts and other islands to mainstream a sustainable circular economy

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Greening the Islands is glad to announce the new member of t...

Big Island On Pace To Meet Renewable Energy Goals In 2 Years

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Hawaii island could be the first area in the state to exceed...

Seychelles’ biggest water basin to undergo rehabilitation for better storage

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles' biggest freshwater ba...

Maldives issues tender for 40MW / 40MWh of battery storage

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The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives has begun ten...

Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations

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Study of Henderson Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands fi...

Japan Islands eyed as world heritage site offer insights into biodiversity

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An advisory panel of the United Nations Educational, Scienti...

Candidacies for the 7th edition of the GTI Awards are open until October 1st, 2021

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GTI and Green Destinations announce a new partnership to sup...

The GTI Awards 2021 contest opens for submissions the 13th of May with a new category “governance & inclusion”

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Among the GTI Award’s past winners, Barbados, Cape Verde, Se...

Welcome on board: St Helena joins the GTI Observatory to engage experts and other islands to explore pathways to more sustainable water, transport and agriculture

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Greening the Islands is glad to announce the new member of t...

ECOSOC chief calls for financial support for small island developing states

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Small island developing states (SIDS) must receive financial...

DOE to Support 11 Remote and Island Communities Transitioning to Resilient Clean Energy Solutions

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Remote Communities Partner with DOE Experts and National Lab...

Outer islands embrace green energy

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During his weekend tour of some outer islands, President Wav...

Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven

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There are no resorts, no beaches, no amenities, and its cont...

Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case

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Conservationists say newly released documents call into ques...

‘Ocean in crisis’: Global plan to protect world’s seas

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Ambitious initiative to protect area larger than South Ameri...

‘World’s most powerful’ tidal turbine sets sail from Dundee

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A tidal-powered turbine, which its makers say is the most po...

A New Artificial Island: Preparing for Rising Seas in the Maldives

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A new artificial island near Malé could be a destination for...

A Small Italian Island Is Set to Win Big From Europe’s Tourism Revival

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Plans to pick vaccine winners and losers have sparked fury o...

GTI launches the new edition of the Awards with a webinar to highlight the progress of past winners, present the new Jury and open the nominations

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EU, Caribbean, Pacific & Indian Ocean islands showcase t...

Water in a loop: how to combat water scarcity on remote islands

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Every summer, thousands of tourists travel to Greece’s idyll...

FACT SHEET: Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative

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UK Government joins partners to sign Heads of Terms agreemen...

Seychelles exploring installation of man-made reefs to protect from coastal erosion

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UK Government joins partners to sign Heads of Terms agreemen...

Italy Introduces Covid-Free Islands To Save Summer Tourism

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Fancy the idea of traveling to a small island in Italy this ...

Islands Growth Deal worth £335 million signed

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UK Government joins partners to sign Heads of Terms agreemen...

Falkland Islands Government publishes legal framework for Environment Trust

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The Falkland Islands Government this week published the lega...

Big Island Scales Back Plans For Recycled Water

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The lower category of recycled water could still be used on ...

Tesla partners with nickel mine amid shortage fears

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Tesla has decided to become a technical partner in a nickel ...

Shetland electric cars can now be fuelled purely by the power of the sea

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Cars in Shetland can now be fuelled purely by the power of t...

How Jamaica Is Rebuilding Its Economy Using Sustainable Bamboo

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When David Stedeford, a UK-born paper-manufacturer vacatione...

How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy

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With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggerin...

GTI prepares the ground to originate new innovative projects and coalitions for regional, national, EU and international tenders

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GTI Observatory holds first session of task force meetings, ...

Vineyard planted on Easter Island

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Winemakers explore the potential for Pinot Noir and Chardonn...

Greenpeace to study biological diversity in Seychelles’ waters along the Mascarene Plateau

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Greenpeace International will carry out research in Seychell...

Green hydrogen – the island opportunity

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Islands are being turned to as testing grounds for hydrogen ...

Croatian islands need expertise to push green agenda forward

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Cohesion policy is the most powerful tool at the EU’s dispos...

UN Calls for an ‘Ocean Science Revolution’

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The 2021-2030 initiative hopes to raise funding for ocean sc...

Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed

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The UNFCCC launched its ‘Climate Action: NDC Scorecard’ on F...

Time to accelerate your island journey towards sustainability, taking active part in the Greening the Islands community.

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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...

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