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Greening the Islands and the Gozo Regional Development Authority consolidate cooperation for Gozo’s decarbonization

The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) and Greening The Islands (GTI) have been engaged for the past year and now look forward to strengthening their cooperation through a Framework Collaboration Agreement that will allow a more coordinated approach in areas that are in line with the GRDA’s work of formulating, streamlining and helping in the …

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At Greening the Islands Observatory meeting priority solutions are identified for Gozo as it aims towards reaching carbon neutrality by 2030

Global experts, local stakeholders and community establish a task force for Gozo to implement the island’s sustainable transition, coordinated by GRDA with GTI support Find all the information about the event at this link: GTI Observatory island meeting – Gozo 2022   The GTI Observatory organized a high-level meeting in Gozo (Malta) on 26-27 May, …

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Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case

Conservationists say newly released documents call into question the government’s policy of backing tourism developments on protected public land Halls Island, on Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem national park, is not easy to reach. It takes a strenuous eight-hour walk or a helicopter ride to get there. Its remoteness meant it was relatively …

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A Small Italian Island Is Set to Win Big From Europe’s Tourism Revival

Plans to pick vaccine winners and losers have sparked fury on the mainland. Residents of the small Italian island of Ischia are hoping that the 19-mile stretch of seawater that divides them from the mainland will help save their economy from another disastrous tourism season this summer. They’re eagerly awaiting a boatload of vaccines, promised by …

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Italy Introduces Covid-Free Islands To Save Summer Tourism

Fancy the idea of traveling to a small island in Italy this summer? In the effort to contain the impact of coronavirus on the summer season, the country is now working to immunize a number of holiday destinations from Covid-19, starting from its smaller islands. Following the example of Greece – which has already vaccinated the whole …

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Tourism recovery recipes for small islands

Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as defined by UNESCO, have experienced a dramatic expansion of their tourism sector, particularly in the last decade. However, the sharp decline in international tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on these territories. In 2019, the rich biodiversity and magnificent ecosystems of these countries attracted approximately …

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Japan island gains int\’l recognition for night sky, eyes tourism boom

TOKIO – A remote island in Japan, some 180 kilometers south of the capital Tokyo, is hoping that recent recognition by a U.S.-based nonprofit organization of its efforts to preserve its starry night skies will be a boon for local tourism. The village of Kozushima, part of the Izu island chain, is the first in …

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