Greening the Islands Foundation

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May 19, 2022

Greek island of Tilos is the world’s greatest recycler

The Greek island of Tilos “is the island with the greatest rate of recycling globally, and this fills us with hope,” Environment & Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Tuesday, representing  prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at an event on the remote SE Aegean island. Tilos, lying between Nisyros in the north and Rhodes in the south, and long a site of pioneering programs, …

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Water and sanitation in the Pacific continue to be dire

There\’s concern that addressing water and sanitation challenges in the Pacific has become an afterthought for regional politicians and international leaders. The Pacific Community (SPC), which provides scientific and technical expertise to the island nations on issues like water and climate change, is reporting a decline in water hygiene initiatives in the region. Around 70 …

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‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?

Six months on, the war in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have derailed some changes agreed on in Glasgow In the run-up to Cop26, the UK government used the mantra “Cash, coal, cars and trees to keep the world to 1.5C” to highlight four key areas on which the conference would focus. Cash At Cop26, rich …

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