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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

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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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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...

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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The first open call from the European Island Facility NESOI ...

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...

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