Vis à vis the Covid-19 crisis and as part of its EILEAN project, SCELG launched, in collaboration with Island Innovation, an initiative aimed at collecting responses from islands around the globe on the actions they have taken to limit the impact of Covid-19.
The preliminary results of the survey were published as Francesco Sindico, Giulia Sajeva, Nicola Sharman, Patricia Berlouis and James Ellsmoor, Islands and COVID-19: A Global Survey, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and Island Innovation, 2020.
The project evolved in a collaboration between SCELG, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Islands Innovation called Covid-19 Island Insights Serie aimed at bringing together critical assessments of how specific islands around the world have performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extent to which their recovery plans can promote resilience and sustainability in the long term.
For a map of all covered islands and a list of their reports visit the Island Innovation website.
As part of the SCELG initiative on islands and Covid-19, I have written a report on the Egadi’s responses to covid-19 and their developments towards more sustainable and resilient economies. The report was published within the the SCELG and University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) COVID-19 Island Insights Series, which is aimed at bringing together critical assessments of how specific islands around the world have performed during the Covid-19 pandemic and the extent to which their recovery plans can promote resilience and sustainability in the long term.
Organization and chairing, together with Francesco Sindico, of the Islands and Covid-19 Engage Virtual Workshop – Resilience and Sustainability in the post-Covid-19 era.
The workshop was part of the public engagement outreach activities of the University of Strathclyde during the so-called Engage with Strathclyde festival.
The workshop was divided into a morning and an afternoon session (chaired by University of Prince Edward Island colleagues) and featured the participation of over 20 islands’ representatives from all over the world and incited policy makers expert of islands’ issues (20 May 2021).
Climate Change and Islands – CoP26 event, Glasgow
What lessons can we learn from the responses to COVID-19 when positioning islands to become more sustainable? This is what the COVID-19 Island Insights Series had set itself as a goal over the past year. As a final step we are now hosting a session aimed at gathering islands perspective on climate change. From Scotland to the South Pacific, islands are in fact at the forefront of climate change. Islands, especially SIDS, have contributed the least to climate change, but are suffering the most. Islands in countries like Scotland have the potential of showing the way forward in promoting innovation when it comes to climate change mitigation and adaptation. In this session, a distinguished multidisciplinary line-up will discuss key challenges and opportunities for islands in relation to climate change.
Event organized by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, the University of Prince Edward Island Institute of Island Studies and Island Innovation.
11 November 2021, 4.00-6.00 pm
Conference Room 6/7, Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, & online
The COVID-19 Island Insights Series aims to be a tool for policy-makers and wider island-related stakeholders, to assist and encourage islands to move to a more resilient and sustainable future.
This is the final report including all islands’ reports:
- Malta (Marie Briguglio & Stefano Moncada | 2 November 2020)
- Egadi Islands (Giulia Sajeva | 2 November 2020)
- Grenada (John N. Telesford | 16 November 2020)
- Trinidad & Tobago (Preeya S. Mohan & Richard Ramsawak | 16 November 2020)
- Shetland (Andrew Jennings | 24 November 2020)
- Åland Islands (Petra Granholm | 24 November 2020)
- Guam (Romina King | 14 December 2020)
- Okinawa Islands (Hiroshi Kakazu | 14 December 2020)
- Mauritius (Verena Tandrayen Ragoobur | 8 February 2021)
- Seychelles (Malshini Senaratne | 8 February 2021)
- Aotearoa New Zealand (Gerard Prinsen | 23 February 2021)
- Hawai’i (Marina Karides | 23 February 2021)
- Barbados (Stacey Alvarez de la Campa | 9 March 2021)
- Jamaica (Suzana N. Russell | 9 March 2021)
- Newfoundland & Labrador (Bojan Fürst & Meghan Eibner | 22 March 2021)
- Prince Edward Island (Jim Randall, Laurie Brinklow, & Marlene Chapman | 22 March 2021)
- Iceland (Pia Hansson & Auður Birna Stefánsdóttir | 22 March 2021)
- Lesvos (Efstratios Sentas & Thanasis Kizos | 12 April 2021)
- Croatian Islands (Ivana Marčeta Frlan & Nenad Starc | 12 April 2021)
- St. Helena (Kamar Tanyan & Nicole Shamier | 4 May 2021)
- Fernando de Noronha (Daniel Hauer Queiroz Telles & Marcio Sommer Bittencourt | 4 May 2021)
- Canary Islands (Carmen Rubio Armendáriz | 11 May 2021)
- Azores (Carlos Eduardo Pacheco Amaral | 11 May 2021)
- Tierra del Fuego – Argentina [English | en Español] (Peter van Aert | 24 October 2021)
- Tierra del Fuego – Chile [en Español] (Alejandro Nuñez Guerrero | 24 October 2021)