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Green groups call for scrapping of loan offer for Borneo road project
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 20 October 2021 (Mongabay) - The Asian Development Bank is considering a $300 million loan proposal from the Indonesian government to fund a road project in Borneo. Environmental groups around the world have urged the ADB to impose stricter environmental and social requirements for the project to reduce its expected impacts on the environment and the Indigenous communities living in the region.

New Holland Mouse rediscovered on Tasmania's Flinders Island
LAUNCESTON, Australia, 20 October 2021 (ABC) - For the first time in 17 years, a species of mouse described as a "dumpling on legs" has been discovered on Tasmania's Flinders island.

Irish island is looking for new residents from the United States
LONDON, UK, 20 October 2021 (IP) - Arranmore, the idyllic island 5km off the coast of Co. Donegal is looking for new residents to boost its population. Its population has dropped to just 469 people by 2019 and the island had  written open letters to the people of the United States and Australia, urging them to relocate there. The island has undergone huge technological advancement and has become the recipient of Ireland’s very first offshore digital hub.

On a Pacific island, Russia tests its battle plan on climate change
NEW YORK, US, 20 October 2021 (NYT) - Sixteen wind turbines are slated to go up amid the winding coast and wooded hills of Sakhalin island in the Pacific, creating a wind park bigger than any that exists in the vast reaches of the country’s Far East.

Project maps soundscape of northern Adriatic
LOSINJ, Croatia, 19 October 2021 (Mongabay) - The bottlenose dolphin population of Croatia’s Lošinj archipelago is increasingly faced with problems from noise disturbance produced by boats, particularly in the summer tourist season.

Changes to global fisheries subsidies could level the playing field
MANCHIONEAL, Jamaica, 18 October 2021 (Mongabay) - Community fishers struggle to hold their own against heavily-subsidized foreign fleets. Fisheries subsidies have long given wealthy nations an edge over SIDS like Jamaica that are rich in fishing traditions and natural resources.

Rastafarians will never give up the slavery reparations fight
ROSEAU, Dominica, 18 October 2021 (IPS) - The Rastafarian organizations in the Caribbean are determined that the issue of slavery reparations will emerge from the eclipse of COVID-19.

Pacific Ocean Climate Change Conference 27-29 May, 2020, Apia, Samoa

Island Feminisms Conference Jan-April 2021, Hilo, Hawaii

5th International St Magnus Conference 14-16 April, 2021, Lerwick, Shetland

Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 20-21 May, 2021 

Islands of the World XVII conference 14-18 June, 2021, St. John's, Newfoundland

Caribbean Conservation Finance Congress 6-8 July 2021 in virtual format

'The island–insularity, archipelagos–a geophilosophical issue' A Summer University, 10-14 July, 2020, Rhodes, Greece

Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines conference 4-6 August, 2020, Reduit, Mauritius

World Conservation Congress 3-11 Sept, 2021, Marseille, France

Virtual Island Summit 6-12 Sept, 2021

Greening the Islands e_Convention 19-21 Oct, 2021

COP 26
UN Climate Change Conference 1-12 Nov, 2021, Glasgow, UK

Islands of the World XVIII conference 13-17 June, 2022, Zadar, Croatia

13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 6-16 June, 2024, Honolulu, Hawaii