Greening the Islands Foundation

November 2, 2020

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GTI supports islands’ Green Recovery Plans

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] To identify solutions and financing opportunities GTI offers to the islands free of charge membership to the Observatory, technical workshops and booths at the e_Convention 24-27 November (deadline November 19th) and rewards best practices at the GTI Awards. The second wave of the Pandemic has just started and islands are living an unprecedented health …

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NESOI launches first open call: over 3 million euros available to support islands with their energy transition ambitions

The first open call from the European Island Facility NESOI offers grants of up to € 60k per proposal as well as up to € 60K worth of Technical Assistance to help local European islands reach their energy transition ambitions. A key challenge for local authorities and legal private entities on islands is to transform …

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Climate Change and COVID Threaten to Sink Small Island Nations

With international tourism virtually non-existent, countries are missing out on income to help fund climate adaptation Small island nations are in a bind. Under assault from climate change, they need to spend big to protect their communities from rising seas and dangerous storms. But a major source of income—international tourism—has dried up due to the …

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ROBINSON project launched to decarbonise islands

The Horizon 2020 project ROBINSON has been launched to help the decarbonisation of islands in a variety of ways, such as through the use of hydrogen-related technologies. Formed of 18 partners, the consortium will work together to develop and deploy an integrated, smart and cost-efficient energy system coupling thermal and electrical networks, which will optimise …

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Madagascar experiments with drones for its massive reforestation effort

Madagascar plans to acquire drones to help with its massive official reforestation campaign. The country aims to plant 60 million trees per year in an attempt to reconstruct its green architecture and restore ecological balance. It has already experimented with drones to help relief efforts during natural disasters and to deliver medical supplies in remote …

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Australia to set up Pacific Islands security centre in Vanuatu

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A centre focusing on the security concerns of Pacific island nations will start work in Vanuatu next year, Australia said on Monday, hosting analysts and sharing information on issues from maritime risks to human trafficking and disinformation. The Australia-backed Pacific Fusion Centre in Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila will also spotlight areas …

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Samoa secures a sustainable future with new ocean strategy

The Prime Minister and international partners launched the Samoa Ocean Strategy to effectively conserve long-standing economic, subsistence, and cultural benefits from our ocean into the future. The Samoa Government, led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), have launched the Samoa Ocean Strategy (SOS) a plan that will manage Samoa’s entire ocean domain, …

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Cook Islands makes appointments to Seabed Minerals Advisory Committee

The Cook Islands government has created an advisory committee to provide community perspectives on the controversial issue of seabed mining. The government said it had brought together six people representing religious, cultural, environmental, sporting, youth and academic viewpoints. They full committee is Bishop Tutai Pere, Makiuti Tongia, Sam Napa, Makiroa Mitchell, George George Williamson and …

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