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January 31, 2024

Preparations for SIDS4: An Update from New York

Preparations for the 4th International Conference on Small Island States (SIDS), also known as SIDS4, are progressing well with the 1st Session of the Preparatory Committee (Prep Comm) concluding its first round of negotiations of the Outcome Document of the Conference, in New York, last Week (Jan 22-26, 2024).   The Prep Comm, Co-chaired by …

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Energy Transition, Actors and Priorities in the Mediterranean

It is important for policymakers, industry and energy stakeholders, and communities in the Mediterranean region to prioritize renewable energy deployment and create an enabling environment for its growth.   By leveraging its natural resources, promoting innovation, and fostering regional cooperation, the Mediterranean region can make a significant contribution to tripling global renewables capacity by 2030 …

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Sailing through the storm: how to build up resilience on vulnerable islands

Extreme weather events are increasingly frequent and disruptive, as was – once again – evident in the first month of 2024 when islands have experienced harsh effects.   The island of Roi-Namur, in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Central Pacific Ocean), faced heavy waves evidencing the dramatic impact of climate …

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Chumbe Island in Zanzibar: 25 years a Pioneer of Zero-impact Eco-architecture and Operations

Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) in Zanzibar, Tanzania, is a not-for-profit conservation business that has created from 1992, the first privately managed marine protected area in the world, hosting a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve. Park management and comprehensive conservation education programs for local schools and communities are fully funded by a …

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Nurturing Heritage: Elafonisos Eco’s Cultural Commitment

Cultural heritage is the essence that binds communities together, embodying traditions passed down through generations. Elafonisos Eco recently participated in the “Cutting of the Vasilopita” ceremony with the Hellenic Community in Monaco, highlighting the importance of preserving cultural traditions alongside environmental sustainability.   Cultural heritage is a collective expression of a community’s identity, reflecting its …

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Advanced Site Identification Tool Unveils Great Potential for Airborne Wind Energy, a Strategic Technology for Islands

Unveils Advanced site identification tool for airborne wind energy systems unveils thousands of suitable sites in Germany: demonstrating that this innovative technology, strategic for islands, has great potential. Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) developers and policy makers need to know the number of potentially suitable sites for AWE deployment and the respective capacity potential in a …

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