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Sustainable finance and infrastructure investment for islands around the world

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The world’s energy and climate future increasingly hinges on decisions made in emerging and developing economies. Sustainable finance and infrastructure investment play a critical role in accelerating the transition to a green energy and low carbon future for all. During one of last year’s Island Finance Forum sessions, leading experts discussed how to accelerate the development of renewable energy sources and other green infrastructure for islands. A topic more than ever relevant today. Watch or re-watch IFF2022 session: It’s Not Easy Being Green: Islands And Financing The Green Energy Transition.
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We believe that this webinar will provide unique insights into the opportunities Malta and this Startup Programme can offer non-EU entrepreneurs.

This week’s highlights

Faroe Islands ‘Preservolution’ Strategy Prioritizes Sustainability, Engages Local Residents

For the fifth year in a row, voluntourists will spend three days participating in maintenance projects as part of the Visit Faroe Islands (VFI) sustainable tourism strategy. 

In exchange for free accommodation, food and transport, the 100 members of this Maintenance Crew will put in manual labor, helping locals with tasks such as repairing paths, replacing wayfinding posts, installing information signs, and building benches and steps.
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Maldives is turning to digital innovations to tackle climate change

Gathering data on the ecosystems of the Maldives, a large and dispersed island nation, is a challenge.   

To effectively monitor and manage these ecosystems, the use of digital technologies such as remote sensing, automated vehicles, and artificial intelligence may be indispensable. 

It will also be necessary to move from one-time data collection efforts to continuous, locally led programs in order to maximize the value and usefulness of the data.
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Other island stories

 From zero to hydrogen: The Canary Islands’ plan to introduce railways

↪ Coral Triangle communities find solutions as underwater world faces deep climate challenges

↪ Changing Business Laws to Uphold Gender Equality in the Pacific Islands

↪ The Caribbean leads the way towards early warnings for all

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