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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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(Seychelles News Agency) - Employees from the tourism indust...

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...

Greening the Islands partner of Energy Storage on Islands Workshop of EASE

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Islands face unique challenges in terms of ensuring a secure...

Gozo joins Greening the Islands initiative

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The Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana announced that the Min...

Vietnamese islands to turn to tidal and solar power to fuel eco-tourism mission

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Two Vietnamese islands are looking to go green as part of th...

Private island offers luxury getaway but with a sustainable approach to energy and water

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Tesla is one of the success stories that illustrates how a d...

Small islands celebrated for showing the way on transition to renewable energy

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Small islands are among the world’s most ambitious countries...

Greening the Islands Awards recognizes best practice initiatives in Pantelleria (Italy), Naxos (Greece), Malta and Helgoland (Germany)

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Islands looking to adopt sustainable solutions to improve qu...

GTI Observatory’s Global Index measures progress of islands towards a sustainable future

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Small islands that want to make real and measurable progress...

Greening the Islands conference to discuss how to make circular economy and sustainable tourism a reality on islands

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Feed in tariff for renewables for non-interconnected islands...

Share your success stories by entering the 5th Greening the Islands Awards

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Do you have a great story to tell about innovation for green...

New incentives offer a double opportunity for investing in renewables on Italian islands

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A full six years after the introduction of Italy’s latest in...

Rebuilding after the storm, the British Virgin Islands embraces a resilient energy transition

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Back in 2017, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was devastate...

Wave power pilot project off Tasmania’s King Island gets $2.7 from Australian government

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The Australian Minister for Energy has announced the governm...

GTI Observatory partner of MEDENER conference on the energy transition in Mediterranean countries

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The upcoming MEDENER international conference to be held in ...

Welcome to Energy Everywhere our new Observatory member and sponsor of the conference

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5 billion people lack dependable power; of those 1 billion h...

Marshall Islands receive funds for water resilience as climate change impacts supplies

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The global Green Climate Fund is providing US$18.6 million t...

Renault’s EV storage experiment projects Portugal’s Porto Santo towards zero-carbon status

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An electric-vehicle trial run by Renault on Portugal’s Madei...

PPC inaugurates hybrid wind-hydro power system on island of Ikaria

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Greece’s Public Power Corp (PPC) has launched Europe’s secon...

Greening the Islands conferences to focus on making circular economy and sustainable tourism a reality on islands

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Our annual gathering is only the other side of the summer ho...

Seychelles readies floating PV project and may kick off a trend in Africa

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Africa’s first utility scale, private sector financed floati...

Plain sailing… Brigantes project is ready for a return to transport of goods by sail

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Our Favignana Observatory meeting was given a glimpse of wha...

EU islands at the forefront of the energy transition and decarbonisation of economies

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Greening the Islands and CPRM Islands Commission in collabor...

GTI discusses collaboration between island governments and corporate solution providers at 3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum

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Last week Greening the Islands was in Stockholmand Mariehamn...

ADB pledges $100 million support to spur renewable energy projects on Pacific islands

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved financing of u...

Greek project ready to implement water-saving initiatives on three islands

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A group of Greek islands is ready to implement a European Un...

Faroe islanders close their green islands for maintenance, welcome “voluntourists”

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From 26-28 April, 100 volunteers from 25 countries were welc...

GTI Observatory member Helgoland calls for legislative changes to support its zero-emission ambition

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The German island of Helgoland, after implementing various s...

Favignana to host GTI Observatory meeting to review shortlist of sustainable projects

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The Greening the Islands Observatory is continuing its tour ...

GTI convenes roundtable at the 3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum

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The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat is organizing th...

From the Med to the North Sea: GTI Observatory turns its sights to Helgoland Island (Germany)

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Following a visionary gathering in Crete, the Greening the I...

Are you green enough? EU announces prize for renewable energy production on islands

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The European Commission is launching the first edition of th...

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