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Sweden to test dynamic wireless charging on island of Gotland
VISBY, Sweden, 21 April 2019 (Inside EVs) - The Smart Road Gotland consortium won the Swedish Transport Administration tender for demonstration road system with dynamic wireless power transfer on the island of Gotland.

Australia will pay back Timor-Leste's oil revenue
LONDON, UK, 21 April 2019 (Guardian) - Jose Ramos-Horta, the former president of Timor-Leste and Nobel laureate, says he believes Australia will reimburse “every cent it wrongly received” after the countries signed a maritime border treaty last year.

Jersey falling behind on sustainable transport
ST. SAVIOUR, Jersey, 20 April 2019 (JEP) - Despite the States having committed to make 5% of the Island’s transport sustainable by 2020, only 1.2% of the 90,518 vehicles currently registered in Jersey are hybrids or electric.

Could you live on a remote island?
LONDON, UK, 20 April 2019 (Guardian) - The wardens of Britain’s small islands talk about daily life with little more than thousands of puffins for company.

New paper proposes a science-based 'Global Deal for Nature'
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 19 April 2019 (Mongabay) - The Global Deal for Nature proposes a target of 30 percent of the planet to be fully protected under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity by 2030.

The stone faces and human problems on Easter Island
LOS ANGELES, US, 19 April 2019 (UCLA) - In 1981, UCLA archaeology graduate student Jo Anne Van Tilburg first set foot on the island of Rapa Nui, which is commonly called Easter Island, eager to explore her interest in rock art by studying the iconic stone heads that enigmatically survey the landscape.

Little Bay Islands gets $10M to cover resettlement tab
ST. JOHN'S, Canada, 19 April 2019 (CBC) - Little Bay Islands has been given official stamp of approval, and the government cash, to become the next community in Newfoundland and Labrador to resettle.

How Vietnam quietly built up 10 Islands in Asia's most disputed sea
TAIPEI, Taiwan, 19 April 2019 (VOA) - Both China and Vietnam are building up tiny islets across Asia’s most disputed sea, but while China receives international criticism Vietnam receives very little, and even gets some support because its pace of construction is slower and widely seen as defensive.

GES
The Road to GES2019 Caribbean event 14-15 March, 2019, Willemstad, Curacao

UPEI
1st International conference on SIS and SNIJs 26-29 March, 2019, Oranjestad, Aruba

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Silk Road Archipelagos conference 11-12 April, 2019, Macau

GREENING THE ISLANDS
Observatory Island meeting 23-24 April, 2019, Helgoland, Germany

ISLAND UND HALLIG KONFERENZ
First German Green Island conference 25-26 April, 2019, Helgoland, Germany

RETI
Symposium promoting intercultural dialogue and social cohesion on islands 29 April-2 May 2019, Canary Islands

CLEAN ENERGY FOR EU ISLANDS
3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 14-16 May, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

SOCIETY FOR ISLAND BIOLOGY
Third Island Biology conference 8-13 July, 2019, Reunion

SICRI
15th ISIC conference Island Festivals & Music Tourism 9-13 July, 2019, Kingston, Jamaica

CEST
16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 4-7 Sept, 2019, Rhodes, Greece

NAF & CRRF
Sustainable Communities conference 1-4 Oct, 2019, St. John's, Newfoundland

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Islands in the Belt and Road Initiative conference 9-10 Nov, 2019, Fuzhou, China 

ISISA
Islands of the World XVII conference 22-26 June, 2020, St. John's, Newfoundland