Greening the Islands Foundation

Editorial

SIDS4: GTI Foundation Calls for Setting 100% Renewables as a Priority for Islands Over the Next Decade

GTI Foundation hosted a successful side event co-organised with UN DESA and the Government of Tonga, launched the GTI Sofa with interventions of Mia Mottley and Francesco La Camera Greening the Islands (GTI) Foundation took active part in the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4), held on 27-30 May 2024 in Antigua …

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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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The Road to Green is Paved With Good Intentions. But We Need To Be Prepared To Face Serious Resistance Along The Way.

Climate change skeptics? Perish the thought. Those of us who are engaged with Greening the Islands do so because we fervently believe in what we are doing and why. We also sense opportunities for sensible investments that benefit governments, civil society, business, local communities – and Planet Earth as a whole.   And yet… it …

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As Islands Move Towards a Green Economy, Water Desalination and Reuse Can Play a Crucial Role

Recently, I happened to send my publisher a book on the history of desalination going back thousands of years, which I have been working on for a long time. If one thing is clear from this account, it is that desalination became relevant and was used extensively on ships and islands before anywhere else. Between …

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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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Green Transport for Islands – Towards Zero Emission Coasts

Let’s first prepare the frame for a realistic vision for islands. Islands can serve as a testbed for a circular society, not only economy, however testing everything might take too long, so that probably it’s a good idea to avoid starting at zero, but to use solutions found already on islands, but also on the …

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Last Chance

Dear Readers,   In a world affected by a climate crisis, war, and scarcity of key resources, we now have a last chance to turn the wheel toward a sustainable future. At Greening the Islands, we feel the responsibility to contribute to the global race to net zero from our perspective: by protecting and empowering …

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