Monday, October 23, 2017

Environment

Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Threatened with the prospect of being washed away by rising tides, the President of Kiribati has started buying up land in Fiji as an alternative refuge for his population

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has taken action against the growing threat of rising sea levels, purchasing …Read More: Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

Environment

Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

The Oyster - Photo Courtesy of www.theinstitute.ieee.org

A series of pioneering renewable wave energy technologies are currently being put to the test within Northern Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Private Island News takes a closer look.

Two Pelamis Machines of the Coast of the Orkney Isalnds – Photo by Colin Keldie at EMEC

The countless islands of Scotland are rarely far …Read More: Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

Environment

USA: Obama Promises to Double the World’s Marine Reserves

Typcial Pacific Ocean Scenery on Toberua Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

US President Barack Obama has promised to create the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA) in the centre of the Pacific Ocean – with or without the help of the Republicans

Typcial Pacific Ocean Scenery on Toberua Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

US President Obama has this week announced …Read More: USA: Obama Promises to Double the World’s Marine Reserves

Environment

Seychelles: Government Exchanges Debt for Development & Island Conservation

The Seychelles has agreed to an innovative debt-swap agreement which will see the island republic’s debt reduced in exchange for a greater commitment to marine conservation.

Private Island Seychelles – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Government of the Seychelles has agreed to a transformational “debt-for-adaptation” swap which – if …Read More: Seychelles: Government Exchanges Debt for Development & Island Conservation