Greening the Islands Foundation

April 30, 2024

The Canary Islands Institute of Technology Publishes a Methodological Guide for Islands to Assess Vulnerability in the Industrial Water Cycle

The latest IPCC’s assessment report (AR6) highlights the inevitability of certain climate change impacts, despite current ambitious mitigation efforts. Unfortunately, Islands will suffer these consequences more noticeably. As a result, adaptation to climate change becomes imperative and can significantly contribute to mitigating loss and damage, particularly in the scenario of a significant intensification of climatic …

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FEDARENE Launches ‘Sustainable Regions in Action’: A Visionary Blueprint for Europe’s Energy Future

FEDARENE sets the stage for Europe’s energy transformation with the launch of ‘Sustainable Regions in Action’. As we confront global challenges, the pivotal role of European regions and their energy agencies becomes increasingly apparent. Join us as we navigate towards a resilient, sustainable energy future. In the wake of global challenges, from the ongoing conflict …

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GTI Observatory Report – Sustainable Agriculture: Increasing Islands’ Food, Environmental, and Economic Resilience Through Innovation and Circularity

The GTI Observatory Report is a comprehensive work that looks at the main challenges faced by islands along their decarbonization path, analyzing sector by sector the problems with a focus on technology, policy, and finance. With the involvement of the Observatory members and partners, it identifies the most innovative and sustainable solutions and presents the …

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Greening the Islands is Proud to Partner Once More with UN DESA for a Side Event at SIDS4 Focused on Accelerating Islands’ Energy Transition

The GTI Foundation’s side event at the 4th UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) was officially approved in the official program. The event, co-organised with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), is titled “Small Islands Leading the Energy Transition: Roadmaps to 100% Renewables” and will offer an exceptional …

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Global Island News Roundup: Islands Confront Growing Challenges Turning to Innovative Solutions

Islands are uniquely vulnerable to climate change effects like rising sea levels and devastating storms. Yet, they are also rising to the challenge with innovative solutions and a fierce determination to protect their future. Recent news highlight how they’re driving progress, confronting difficult policy decisions, facing the stark reality of climate change, witnessing community action …

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Who Wants to be a Farmer on an Island? Young Farmers Share Career Stories From Crete, Cyprus, and the Azores

Attracting youth to farming is no longer merely an issue of the mainland. Within the particular vulnerabilities of islands such as being the barometers of early impacts of climate change on farms and youth out-migration for better career opportunities on the mainland, concern is growing regarding the lack of young farmers as well as food …

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Innovative Technologies, Nature – Based Solutions, and Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Agriculture Can Drive Islands ’ Sustainable Development, Security, and Resilience

Island territories, primarily due to their physical structure and isolation, were spaces where agriculture played a significant part in their subsistence economy, as the local population’s need for resources prioritized the use of land for production over the importation of foreign products, primarily transported by sea.   Although a balance between what was needed and what …

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