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January 18, 2021

The 2021 plan of the GTI Observatory goes live with 8 Task Forces including new ones

Task Forces on floating offshore wind, storage & smart grids, green island resorts, sustainable agriculture, RES-desalination, bicycle infrastructure & business models, maritime transport & ports electrification, wave energy to host first meeting in Q1 As the new year begins, the GTI Observatory (GTIO) is moving on with its 2021 plan on the basis of the …

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The Overseas Countries and Territories Association joins the GTI Observatory

Through the GTI Observatory, OCTA seeks to meet the industrial world, to understand together how to act towards the sustainable transition empowering the latest technology. Greening the Islands is glad to welcome the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) which signed an agreement to join the GTI Observatory (GTIO) as member of the Island Advisory …

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Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain vast renewable energy potential – theoretically equivalent to more than double the world\’s current electricity demand. Nascent ocean energy technologies could cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power generation and help to ensure a sustainable, climate-safe energy future. Alongside other offshore renewable energy technologies, ocean energy – including wave, tidal, salinity gradient and …

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Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. For countries and communities around the world, offshore renewables can provide reliable, stable electricity, as well as support water desalination and aquaculture. This report from the …

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Vestas develops wind power plant solution to secure 42 MW order in Finland

Vestas has received an order for 42 MW for the Långnabba wind farm. The project will be developed by Vind AX AB, a Finnish developer and independent power producer, and a new Vestas customer. The project will be located on the Åland Islands, in the Baltic Sea, between the Finnish and Swedish mainland. As Åland’s …

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New Report Shows Strengths And Weaknesses In Pacific Conservation

Of all the factors considered in an extensive analysis on the state of the environment and conservation in the Pacific Islands, released recently during the 10th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, the reduction of ozone depleting substances has received the only triple gold crown. It is the only indicator with all …

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Tourism recovery recipes for small islands

Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as defined by UNESCO, have experienced a dramatic expansion of their tourism sector, particularly in the last decade. However, the sharp decline in international tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on these territories. In 2019, the rich biodiversity and magnificent ecosystems of these countries attracted approximately …

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Sustainable Waste Actions In The Pacific To Make A Difference

Improving sanitation, environmental, social and economic conditions in Pacific islands through proper waste management is at the core of a new four-year project called Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific (SWAP). Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna will be part of SWAP which is funded by Agence …

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Seychelles communities to co-manage protected marine areas

Bringing local democracy to environmental management The Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Flavien Joubert, yesterday presided over the community launch and the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the first co-managed marine area in Seychelles. The ‘Locally Empowered Area Protection’ (LEAP) project is part of a regional project being implemented by …

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