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Past Events

Date: 30 March 2022
Location: Virtual
Host: The Nature Conservancy, Global Island Partnership

This webinar provides insight into how Blue Bonds can be used for ocean conservation, with speakers who were at the heart of the effort to secure the world’s biggest debt conversation for marine conservation in Belize.

Date: 9 March 2022
Location: Virtual
Host: Global Island Partnership, UNDP GEF - Small Grants Programme, Blue Nature Alliance, Micronesia Conservation Trust 

Our first GLISPA Bright Spot event for 2022 is a special episode that departs from our usual format. Here, we took a deep dive in examining the challenge of sustaining long-term marine conservation projects through successive election cycles, the implications of governance switch and the perspective of new political leaders on carrying-on these legacies. Our exciting discussion panel cast of politicians and experienced conservation practitioners seek to answer these important questions, through the airing of diverse perspectives in a safe space, as only our Bright Spot episodes can deliver.

Date: 23 February 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: Global Island Partnership

The GLISPA Community Call is an open forum designed to allow GLISPA members to inspire and support each other to take action and produce results for island communities.

Highlights on this call include remarks from new GLISPA Chair Ambassador Gerald Zackios of the Republic of Marshall Islands (8:26) and a Member spotlight on the Siargao Islands and their road to recovery from a Category 5 typhoon (51:43)

Date: 8 November 2021
Location: Glasgow COP
Host: US State Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

An official United States side event at COP26 titled Partnerships for Island Resilience: Sharing Solutions in the Great Ocean States, with special guest President Barack Obama. Featuring a panel of island leaders and representatives from Fiji, Grenada and the Marshall Islands, all members of the Local2030 Islands Network, the event saw the launch of two topic-specific Communities of Practice to facilitate engagement between islands through an iterative, peer-to-peer process. The United States also announced $9 million in financial support for the Local2030 Islands Network as part of the President's Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE)

Date: 6 November 2021
Location: Glasgow/ Virtual
Host: Global Island Partnership, UNDP GEF - Small Grants Programme, AOSIS, UNDESA, Rare, The Nature Conservancy

A hybrid side-event held during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland at the AOSIS pavillion. A special SIDS focused episode, participants celebrated innovative nature-based solutions to climate change and food-security challenges in Jamaica, Cabo Verde, Mauritius, and Palau.

Date: 21 October 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: Global Island Partnership, UNDP GEF - Small Grants Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDESA, Rare, Climate Strong Island Network

A special virtual event held in the margins of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15). Participants were treated to amazing presentations on real time grassroots biodiversity conservation efforts currently being sustained in Seychelles, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Palau.

Date: 12/13 August 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: Global Island Partnership

The GLISPA Community Call is an open forum designed to allow GLISPA members to inspire and support each other to take action and produce results for island communities.

Date: 12 July 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: Government of Ireland on behalf of the Local2030 Islands Network

A special side event convened by the Local2030 Islands Network during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Leaders, high-level officials, and stakeholders from numerous island economies, including Ireland, the United States, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Grenada and Guam shared perspectives on their approaches to a green, resilient and equitable COVID-19 recovery to address climate change and achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GLISPA serves as the co-secretariat to the Local2030 Network alongside our member, Hawai'i Green Growth. 

          

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