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How Jamaica Is Rebuilding Its Economy Using Sustainable Bamboo

When David Stedeford, a UK-born paper-manufacturer vacationed with his family in Jamaica several years ago, his expert eye quickly noticed the agricul...

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

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are calling for green debt r...

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

GTI Observatory holds first session of task force meetings, setting the scene to capture funds from Next Generation EU and national recovery plans, wi...

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Wild vines growing in the Rano Kau volcano on Easter Island

Vineyard planted on Easter Island

Winemakers explore the potential for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Chilean Polynesia – and research wild vines discovered growing in a volcano A new wi...

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The vessel -- Arctic Sunrise -- is in Port Victoria from February 27th to March 4th. (Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment)

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

Greenpeace International will carry out research in Seychelles’ waters from February 27 to March 30 as part of an expedition within the Mascarene Plat...

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Green hydrogen – the island opportunity

Islands are being turned to as testing grounds for hydrogen as interest grows in its role as a low carbon technology. Islands the world over are trans...

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PAG ISLAND, CROATIA, OCTOBER 2020. Windmills on the island of Pag against sky and clouds. [Shutterstock/Vedrich]

Croatian islands need expertise to push green agenda forward

Cohesion policy is the most powerful tool at the EU’s disposal for the fight against climate change, but border regions and islands need additional ex...

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A peninsula separates the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea in the southwestern village of Scottshead, Dominica. Dominica banned single use plastic in 2020. The UN Decade on Ocean Science is calling for amped up action on conservation and the sustainable use of ocean resources. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS

UN Calls for an ‘Ocean Science Revolution’

The 2021-2030 initiative hopes to raise funding for ocean science and focus on the sustainable use of marine resources The United Nations Secretary-Ge...

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As a small island developing state, Saint Lucia is disproportionately vulnerable to external economic shocks and extreme climate-related events that can instantly erase decades of its development gains. A new report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) states that many countries have strengthened their commitments to the Paris Agreement by “reducing or limiting emissions by 2025 or 2030”, but called for amped-up mitigation pledges. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS

Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed

The UNFCCC launched its ‘Climate Action: NDC Scorecard’ on Feb 26. The report assesses countries’ progress in meeting climate mitigation, adaptation a...

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

In 2021, Greening the Islands will run 8 Observatory task forces on innovative solutions, issue policy recommendations, organise qualified training on...

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