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Activists urge end to South Korean funding of Indonesia coal plants
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 16 November 2018 (Mongabay) - Activists in Indonesia have called on three South Korean financial institutions to withdraw their funding for new coal-fired power plants to be built in Java.

Easter Island people to head to London to request statue back
SANTIAGO, Chile, 16 November 2018 (Guardian) - Towering at the entrance of the British Museum’s Wellcome gallery is a 2.5-metre basalt statue from Easter Island. For indigenous Rapa Nui islanders, such statues – known as moai – carry the spirit of prominent ancestors and are considered the living incarnation of their relatives.

Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change
LONDON, UK, 16 November 2018 (Guardian) - China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5C of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of different countries.

Caribbean swamped by seaweed that smells like rotten eggs
PLACENCIA, Belize, 16 November 2018 (Guardian) - From Belize to Barbados, tourist beaches have been swamped by huge tides of foul-smelling sargassum – and climate change could make the problem worse.

Apec: What China wants from the Pacific
LONDON, UK, 16 November 2018 (BBC) - There's a bar joke going around Port Moresby these days about how the Chinese agreed to fund the construction of the city's main boulevard.

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects
PORT MORESBY, PNG, 15 November 2018 (AP) - As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president.

Earth's biodiversity: A pivotal meeting at a pivotal time
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, 15 November 2018 (IPS) - Largely overshadowed by other concerns in coverage of the recent report by the IPCC was a section on how much better it will be for biodiversity – the essential variety of all life on Earth – if global warming can be held to 1.5 degrees Celsius rather than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

CBD
UN Biodiversity Conference 13-29 Nov, 2018, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

WORLD CAPITAL INSTITUTE
11th Knowledge Cities World Summit 20-22 Nov, 2018, Tenerife, Canary Islands

RETI
Engaging Islands Symposium 23-28 Nov, 2018, St. John's, Newfoundland

UNDP
Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 26-28 Nov, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Economics & Development in Microstates, Islands & Arctic conference 30 Nov-3 Dec, 2018, Nuuk, Greenland

GREENING THE ISLANDS
6th International Conference Feb 2019, Boracay, Philippines

ISLAND ARKS
6th symposium 11-15 Feb, 2019, Rottnest Island, Australia

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

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

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

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

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