Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities


NEW GLISPA LEADER: H.E. Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands announced as first female GLISPA Leader at UNFCCC COP23

"Islands are leading innovative solutions for the necessity of our people’s and country’s survival. Strong partnerships are critical to making these solutions a reality. I call on you to join our Global Island Partnership to work together to build resilient and sustainable island communities."
H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau and Leader of the Global Island Partnership

High Level Glispa Events

Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)

 “We are charting a path for future generations, stressing the importance of conservation throughout the region.” ~ Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada.

Protecting our natural resources is one of the biggest opportunities of our lifetime, and nowhere is it more evident than in the Caribbean.” ~ Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group.

On 17 May 2013, nine Caribbean governments, fifteen corporations and about 30 partner organizations (e.g. multilateral institutions, development cooperation agencies, NGOs and private foundations), met on Necker Island the home of Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, in the British Virgin Islands and made a series of bold commitments to preserve and protect the region’s marine and coastal environment. This Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders, hosted by Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, and Sir Richard Branson, officially launched the second phase of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (2013-2018). 

Major Sustainable Island Commitments

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