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News of the Maldives tender comes a few days after microgrid company DHYBRID said it has completed work on distributed solar-plus-storage systems on 26 of the country's islands. Image: DHYBRID

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

The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives has begun tendering for 40MW / 40MWh of battery energy storage systems across several regions. The Repu...

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Plastic debris is heating up beaches in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. A study has warned that rising temperatures caused by plastic could have devastating impacts on wildlife. Photograph: Andrew Fidler/Silke Stuckenbrock

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

Study of Henderson Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands finds plastic acts as an insulator, making sand hotter and leading to more female turtle off...

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Japan Islands eyed as world heritage site offer insights into biodiversity

An advisory panel of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Amami Oshima Island, Tokunoshi...

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

GTI and Green Destinations announce a new partnership to support islands as sustainable tourism destinations The 13th of May Greening the Islands hel...

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

Among the GTI Award’s past winners, Barbados, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Sint Maarten, Tanzania, Madeira, Gran Canaria, Malta, Elba, Crete and Cyprus wil...

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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

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....

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ECOSOC chief calls for financial support for small island developing states

Small island developing states (SIDS) must receive financial and international support if they are to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural d...

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

Remote Communities Partner with DOE Experts and National Labs to Adopt Clean Energy Solutions that Reduce Energy Costs and Power Disruptions ...

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Outer islands embrace green energy

During his weekend tour of some outer islands, President Wavel Ramkalawan and his delegation stopped at Astove and Farquhar to officially launch new s...

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Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven

There are no resorts, no beaches, no amenities, and its contribution to the national GDP is practically zero. Yet the mile-long rocky isle of Redonda ...

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