Greening the Islands Foundation

April 14, 2022

You can now invest and get shares in Greening the Islands!

Join the crowdfunding campaign to support Greening the Islands’ efforts to empower islands worldwide. When investing, your capital is at risk. Over the years, many people have believed in Greening the Islands (GTI) and shared its vision that islands can lead the transition to a sustainable world. Now, the committed individuals of GTI’s vast network have …

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Study fully online or blended for a Master by Research or PhD in Islands and Small States Studies

As of October 2022, the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI) at the University of Malta is offering an online/blended Master by research in Islands and Small States studies (full-time or part-time), as well as a PhD programme. Access all the details about these opportunities on the Institute\’s website and on the University’s Course Finder. This inter-disciplinary postgraduate …

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Japan’s Lucky Island Shows the Hidden Effects of Rising Sea Temperatures

Global warming is already changing Iki, the first place in Japan to declare a climate emergency, and residents face some stark choices. The clear, sparkling water around Japan’s “Lucky Island” belies a problem. In the middle of the sea between Japan and South Korea, the waters around Iki may look pristine to the thousands of …

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Island states meet to discuss suing Global North over climate change

A new alliance for climate reparations is seeking compensation from wealthier countries for loss and damage Leaders of small island nations met on Tuesday to discuss suing countries in the Global North for the damage caused by emissions. This week’s discussion, convened by the Commonwealth Foundation, was the first major meeting of the Commission of Small …

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The remote Shetland Islands are a surprising leader in the race to net zero

 Shetland, a group of islands off the coast of Scotland, is doing what we should all be doing: working with not against nature. It is making the most of being the windiest place in the UK by using this natural resource to create energy. The archipelago will soon have the most productive onshore wind farm …

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Climate change: IPCC report warns of ‘irreversible’ impacts of global warming

Many of the impacts of global warming are now simply \”irreversible\” according to the UN\’s latest assessment. But the authors of a new report say that there is still a brief window of time to avoid the very worst. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that humans and nature are being pushed beyond their …

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