Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) assists islands in addressing one of the world’s greatest challenges — to conserve and sustainably utilize invaluable island natural resources that support people, cultures and livelihoods in their island homes around the world.

It is a partnership for all islands, regardless of size or political status, to take bold steps towards greater sustainability. It provides a global platform that enables islands to work together to develop solutions to common problems and to take high-level commitments and actions that address these global challenges.

Since its launch in 2006, the Global Island Partnership has:
· Inspired Leadership for Conservation & Sustainability
· Catalyzed Commitments to Large-Scale Action and Funding
· Facilitated Collaboration to Support Island Priorities

Global Island Partnership is Recognized as…
· a mechanism for advancing the conservation of island biodiversity (Decision IX/21, CBD COP9)
· a best practice partnership by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
· a success factor in preparations for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)[i]

Some examples of commitments promoted through the Partnership include:
· Micronesia Challenge
· Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge
· Hawai’i Green Growth Initiative