Greening the Islands Foundation

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September 1, 2020

Insuleur, Global Island Partnership and SMILO join the GTI Observatory

As members of the Island Advisory Committee, they will address island needs Greening the Islands signs agreements for cooperation on the GTI Observatory with INSULEUR (The Network of Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the EU), GLISPA (Global Island Partnership) and SMILO (Small Islands Organization). The agreements’ focus is to: develop circular economy opportunities in small islands in Europe and in the …

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Mauritius tourism, reeling from COVID, now hit by oil spill

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]NAIROBI (Reuters) – Tourist operators in Mauritius fear that an oil spill from a Japanese ship will further damage their businesses, already reeling from the coronavirus epidemic, and could cost jobs if their pristine beaches are spoiled. [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=\”https://www.reuters.com/video/?videoId=RCV008LD5&jwsource=cl\” align=\”center\”][vc_column_text]Tourism generated 63 billion rupees ($1.6 billion) for the economy last year. In May, the central …

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Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean \’could weigh 21 million tonnes\’

By Victoria GillScience correspondent, BBC News There are 12-21 million tonnes of tiny plastic fragments floating in the Atlantic Ocean, scientists have found. A study, led by the UK\’s National Oceanography Centre, scooped through layers of the upper 200m (650ft) of the ocean during a research expedition through the middle of the Atlantic. Such an …

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\’Canary in the coal mine\’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

(Reuters) – Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests. Scientists studied data on 234 glaciers across the Arctic territory spanning 34 years through 2018 and found that annual snowfall was no longer …

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Belize takes ocean action with expanded marine reserve and ban on gill nets

In August 2020, the Belizean government enacted two conservation efforts — the expansion of the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve to be seven times its original size, and a plan to phase out gillnet fishing by 2022. The Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve contains the ecologically important Corona Reef, which has been threatened by transboundary illegal fishing …

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BIG reveals masterplan for \”urban lilypads\” off coast of Penang Island

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=\”https://youtu.be/t9Cm2mdp5Dc\” align=\”center\”][vc_column_text]BiodiverCity is a masterplan by BIG that will see three artificial islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network. The vast land reclamation project, which will encompass 1821 hectares, is being developed by BIG for Penang State Government in collaboration with Ramboll and local architect Hijjas. Each island is modelled on the form of a lilypad and will be composed …

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Project To Make Palau A Carbon Neutral Destination Launched By Palau Bureau Of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, And Slow Food

The project will combat tourism’s carbon footprint by working with local food producers and launching a carbon platform for tourists PALAU (August 11, 2020) The Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, and Slow Food have launched a new project in Palau that aims to mitigate the tourism sector’s carbon footprint and establish Palau as the …

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To counter limited landfill space, Seychellois neighbourhood will try waste-sorting project

(Seychelles News Agency) – A waste-sorting and new collection system project is expected to start in Perseverance next year as part of efforts to better manage waste in Seychelles, which is fast becoming a major problem for the island nation. The chief executive of the Land Waste Management Agency (LWMA), Flavien Joubert, told SNA that in the …

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100,000 trees to be planted in Seychelles by Xmas with help from jobless tourism workers

(Seychelles News Agency) – Employees from the tourism industry who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 are joining in an ambitious project to plant 500,000 trees in a bid to reforest Seychelles’ second-most populated island. The opening phase of the project will see 100,000 trees planted from this month to the end of December …

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