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Island Industrial Ecology: Call for abstracts for ISIE conference, Leiden

The "islands" section of ISIE is proposing a special session on islands at the upcoming ISIE conference in Leiden, 2 – 5 July 2023. The session is titled “The Metabolism of Islands” (below is the session abstract). If you are conducting island research and would like to present at...
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Turning the Tide: Climate Change, Social Change, and Islandness, Conference in Aruba, 23 - 26 October 2023

Dear colleagues,   On October 23rd-26th, 2023,  the Second International Conference on Small Island States and Subnational Island Jurisdictions will take place at the University of Aruba. This symposium is  co-hosted by: The University of Aruba and the University...
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New Island Industrial Ecology Publications

Telesford, J. N. (2022). Restructuring Island Tourism: Using the Socioeconomic Metabolism (SEM) and Multilevel Perspective (MLP) as Models for Transitioning to Sustainable Island Tourism. In I. Bethell-Bennett, S. A. Rolle, J. Minnis, & F. Okumus (Eds.), Pandemics, Disasters, Sustainability...
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New Island Industrial Ecology Publications

  Singh, S. J., Huang, T., Nagabhatla, N., Schweizer, P.-J., Eckelman, M., Verschuur, J., & Soman, R. (2022). Socio-metabolic risk and tipping points on islands. Environmental Research Letters, 17(6), 065009. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac6f6c   Mijts, E., Ballantyne, J....
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Sustainable Island Futures 2022

The fourth Sustainable Island Futures (SIF) will take place on 9 June, 2022 and is co-hosted by SISSTEM at the University of Aruba, the Islands section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), & the Metabolism of Islands (MoI). Times are: 5:00 - 8:00 PST8:00 - 11:00 EST9:00 ...
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New Island Industrial Ecology Publications

Rahman, S., Singh, S., & McCordic, C. (2022). Can the Caribbean localize its food system? Evidence from biomass flow accounting. Journal of Industrial Ecology, pg. 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13241 Bahers, J.-B., Singh, S., & Durand, M. (2022). Analyzing...
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Sustainable Island Futures 2022 - Call for Abstracts

The SIF 2022 is inviting abstracts and intent to participate at the 4th symposium co-hosted by SISSTEM at the University of Aruba, the Islands section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), & the Metabolism of Islands (MoI). Small island states are characterized by a strong...
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Webinar: Implementing circularity in livestock based Food Systems in tropical islands.

On 7-8 March 2022, a webinar organized by CIRAD, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Green House Gases, and Wageningen University, will propose and discuss methodology on investigating biomass, nutrient and energy flows for Reunion and Madagascar. Tropical Islands are generally isolated...
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Why do we need an island circular economy?

On 23 - 24 Feb 2022, the University of Mauritius in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Regional Integration and International Trade and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Secretariat organized a two-day virtual brainstorming workshop on the theme ‘’POST COVID-19 ...
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Metabolism of Islands (MoI) invites expressions of interest to assist in an online course development

The Metabolism of Islands (MoI), a twin initiative of Metabolism of Cities - MoC, is a network of scholars conducting policy-relevant research to support small island economies achieve resource security and self-reliance, and transform them into hubs of sustainability innovation. With an anticipated...
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New Island Industrial Ecology Publications

Gkoltsiou, Aikaterini, and Eleni Mougiakou. 2021. “The Use of Islandscape Character Assessment and Participatory Spatial SWOT Analysis to the Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development of Small Islands. The Case of Gavdos.” Land Use Policy 103 (April): 105277...
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Plastic waste management in San Andres Island, Colombia

 This research advances a study on plastic waste management in San Andres, island part of the Colombian archipelago in the Caribbean. Single-used plastics overload the island area of 57 km2 and affects the touristic sceneries. This research studies the material flows of single-used plastics on...
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