Greening the Islands Foundation

April 12, 2021

Water in a loop: how to combat water scarcity on remote islands

Every summer, thousands of tourists travel to Greece’s idyllic islands to enjoy their sunny beaches. Even the global pandemic couldn’t keep visitors away, but water scarcity might. Many Greek islands survive on water imports and are struggling to meet residents’ and agriculture’s water needs – let alone those of tourists. These islands illustrate the difficulties faced in other …

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FACT SHEET: Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative

UK Government joins partners to sign Heads of Terms agreement for Scotland\’s three island areas. Today the Biden administration launched the “Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative,” an economic cooperation framework designed to strengthen U.S. collaboration with island countries and territories in the Caribbean, North Atlantic, and Pacific regions. The SALPIE Initiative signals …

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Seychelles exploring installation of man-made reefs to protect from coastal erosion

UK Government joins partners to sign Heads of Terms agreement for Scotland\’s three island areas. (Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles, in partnership with the World Bank, is for the first time exploring the potential of implementing an innovative solution to build the island nation’s coastal resilience and reduce the impact of coastal erosion. This solution, …

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Italy Introduces Covid-Free Islands To Save Summer Tourism

Fancy the idea of traveling to a small island in Italy this summer? In the effort to contain the impact of coronavirus on the summer season, the country is now working to immunize a number of holiday destinations from Covid-19, starting from its smaller islands. Following the example of Greece – which has already vaccinated the whole …

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Islands Growth Deal worth £335 million signed

UK Government joins partners to sign Heads of Terms agreement for Scotland\’s three island areas. Today [17 March 2021], UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart joined the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson, and leaders of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council, and Shetland Islands Council to sign …

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Falkland Islands Government publishes legal framework for Environment Trust

The Falkland Islands Government this week published the legal framework to establish the Falkland Islands Environment Trust: a mechanism designed to collect funds and award grants to support persons engaged in “conservation, management, and enhancement of the environment.” The publication of the ordinance in the Falkland Islands Gazette this week comes after Legislative Assembly gave …

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Big Island Scales Back Plans For Recycled Water

The lower category of recycled water could still be used on golf courses and for some types of farm irrigation. Hawaii County’s Department of Environmental Management said it’s ready to scrap long-standing plans to build a state-of-the-art $160 million wastewater treatment plant in Kealakehe on the island’s western shore. Ramzi Mansour, environmental management director, said …

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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 agricultural potential of the land he saw. Little did he know that this recreational trip would later lead him to conceptualize a new manufacturing facility, with the capacity to produce 250,000 metric tonnes of …

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