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How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy
LONDON, UK, 20 January 2019 (Guardian) - It seems the stuff of fantasy. Giant ships sail the seas burning fuel that has been extracted from water using energy provided by the winds, waves and tides.

Japan's arty-pelago: Naoshima and beyond
LONDON, UK, 19 January 2019 (Guardian) - Among shrines, rice fields and abandoned buildings, contemporary art has transformed 12 rural islands into a creative paradise – the setting for the 2019 Setouchi Triennale.

Madagascar's next president to take office, bears suspect eco record
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 18 January 2019 (Mongabay) - Andry Rajoelina is set to be sworn in as president of Madagascar on Jan. 19, following his victory over longtime rival Marc Ravalomanana in the final round of the country’s presidential election last month.

Success of green turtle reintroduction program in Cayman Islands
BARCELONA, Spain, 18 January 2019 (ScienceDaily) - The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation.

Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs
LONDON, UK, 18 January 2019 (Guardian) - Sri Lanka’s president has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an “example to the world”.

Work on Chinese farm on French Polynesia's Hao set to begin
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 18 January 2019 (RNZ) - The Chinese company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods plans to set up a $US320 million fish farm on the atoll, which used to be a base for the French military's nuclear weapons tests.

A highway megaproject tears at the heart of New Guinea's rainforest
CAIRNS, Australia, 17 January 2019 (E360) - The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures.

Made in Arranmore - islanders find 'more time for living'
DUBLIN, Ireland, 17 January 2019 (RTE) - Árainn Mhór is the largest inhabited offshore island in Co Donegal but in the last census the population dropped below 500 so a new family coming to live on the island is a cause for celebration.

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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