Islands and Covid-19

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.