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Nevis geothermal power purchase agreement signed
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, 27 November 2015 (NIA) - On Wednesday, a long-term power purchase agreement was signed that provides for 25 years of a domestic base load renewable energy supply from geothermal resources located on the island of Nevis.

Robert De Niro's plan for Caribbean mega-resort opposed
LONDON, UK, 27 November 2015 (Guardian) - Plans by movie star Robert De Niro and Australian billionaire James Packer to build a 391-acre mega-resort at Princess Diana’s favourite Caribbean hideaway are stirring controversy in Barbuda, where opponents accuse the island’s government of trampling citizens’ rights in a rush to push the project through.

The climate circus comes to town
LONDON, UK, 26 November 2015 (Guardian) - On the evening of 18 December 2009, Barack Obama and a trail of White House and State Department officials swept through a cavernous exhibition centre in Copenhagen and barged, uninvited, into a private meeting between the leaders of four powerful developing countries – China, India, Brazil and South Africa.

First shipment of Tiwi Islands woodchips loaded at Port Melville
SYDNEY, Australia, 26 November 2015 (ABC) - The first shipment of woodchips from the Northern Territory's Tiwi Islands forestry plantation started to be loaded at Port Melville yesterday.

Seychelles readies stance for COP 21 in Paris
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 25 November 2015 (SNA) - The French capital, Paris, is gearing up to welcome nearly 200 world leaders from November 30 to December 11, 2015, who will strive to achieve a legally binding agreement on climate change.

Climate change makes past five-year period the warmest on record
LONDON, UK, 25 November 2015 (Guardian) - Climate change made 2011-2015 the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s state of the global climate report.

Muttonbird islands essential to Maori life
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 25 November 2015 (Stuff) - One of Southland's most respected Maori leaders has described the importance of the muttonbird islands and the water around them at a High Court hearing.

Eco Island & Sustainable Community Global Summit 5-6 Nov, 2015, Okinawa, Japan

3rd International Green Island Forum 5-7 Nov, 2015, Lombok, Indonesia

Sustainable Ocean Summit 9-11 Nov, 2015, Singapore

World Forum on Natural Capital 23-24 Nov, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland

Symposium IV 20-27 February, 2016, Norfolk Island, Australia

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos conference 7-11 March, 2016, Hong Kong

6th Biennial conference 1-4 April, 2016, Cairns, Australia

22nd Pacific History Association conference 19-21 May, 2016, Guam

Islands of the World XIV conference 23-27 May, 2016, Lesvos, Greece

23rd Pacific Science Congress 13-17 June, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

12th International Small Island Cultures conference 17-20 June, 2016, Naha, Okinawa

Island Biology conference 18-22 July, 2016, Azores, Portugal

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

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