Greening the Islands Foundation

March 15, 2021

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 Plateau through which the island nation will learn more about its underwater life. The research will be done while the vessel – Arctic Sunrise – makes its transit towards the Saya de Malha Bank which is part of …

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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 expertise to successfully implement the green transition, experts in Croatia have said. “Different EU regions have different needs. Such a trend is especially obvious in island communities and border regions, which …

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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-General has urged nations to rise to the ‘defining challenge’ of restoring the ocean’s power to support humanity and regulate the climate. António Guterres addressed the “Brave New Ocean” high level event on …

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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 and financing goals. Projected reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are falling “far short” of what is required to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement. That is according to the United Nations Framework Convention on …

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