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Environment

Earthshot Prize: Costa Rica wins £1m from William's Earthshot prizebbc18 October 2021 (LINK)

The winning project is a scheme paying local citizens to restore natural ecosystems that has led to a revival of the rainforest.

Another winner: Coral Vita, Bahamas: A project run by two best friends who are growing coral in the Bahamas, designed to restore the world's dying coral reefs. Using special tanks, they have developed a way to grow coral up to 50 times faster than they normally take in nature.

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Coral Vita: Making reef rescue fun – and a business — 2 April 2019 (LINK)

COVID-19

Chinese media says Maine lobster shipment was 'Pandora's box' behind pandemicpressherald1 October 2021 (LINK)

Grand Bahama

Downhill from 2016: Grand Bahama growth "stunted" after back-to-back hurricanes, notes IDB reportewnews22 September 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Caribbean Dreams – Economic Nightmares (LINK)

Travels in Switzerland

When the Nobel Prize Committee Rejected The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien "Has Not Measured Up to Storytelling of the Highest Quality" (1961). openculture.com, 22 September 2021 (LINK).

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Tolkien's Switzerland – and much more – is in jeopardy, 19 September 2021 (LINK)

 

Internet

Can MIT's Tim Berners-Lee Save the Web?bostonmagazine14 September 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Tim Berners-Lee, a SOLID defender of Internet users (LINK)

Environment

Young conservationists call for help to take their seat at the tablegenevasolutions14 September 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Agenda 2021: a youth cure for the UN (LINK)

Overfishing

Seven Reasons to Be Optimistic About the World's Oceanssmithsonianmag11 August 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Overfishing: The greatest threat to our oceans (LINK)

Coral Reefs

The Sudan expedition postponed to 2022trsc9 August 2021 (LINK)

"The postponement of this first mission is due to the prolonged immobilisation of the sailing vessel Fleur de Passion following an incident in the Gulf of Aqaba on July 21st."

Reef Rescue: ETH alumni Marie Griesmar and Ulrike Pfreundt are printing 3D Lego-like clay bricks to help rebuild and regenerate the world's coral reefsthe-good-times.org12 July 2021 (LINK)

First Immortal Cell Line Cultured for Reef-Building Coralsthe-scientist.com1 July 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Transnational Red Sea project to save coral reefs launched in Aqaba (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: The Last Great Coral Reef Wilderness (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Coral Vita: Making reef rescue fun – and a business (LINK)

Digital Switzerland

Internet Computer (ICP) logs revenge recovery after crashing 95% since launchcointelegraph28 June 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: A Swiss initiative to redo the Internet: crypto scepticism abounds (LINK)

Leading Edge

Swiss court jails Liberian commander for 20 years in war crimes case court jails Liberian commander in war crimes caseswissinfo18 June 2021 (LINK)

"No mitigating circumstances were taken into account in the sentencing. A deportation from Switzerland was also ordered for a period of 15 years," the said. Kosiah was also ordered to pay compensation to seven plaintiffs. Human Rights Watch called the sentencing a "landmark".

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah, Alieu Kosiah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

War Crimes

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah, Alieu Kosiah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

Catchup: Switzerland: Alieu Kosiah Demands US$1.5M in Compensation for six years in detention before trial — frontpageafricaonline — 5 March 2021

Kosiah Raped Me Four Times' Swiss Court Hears in Ongoing War Crimes Trial — 24 February 2021 (LINK)

Kosiah 'ordered teacher butchered, eaten', alleged victim tells court — 18 February 2021 (LINK)

Thousands dead but no prosecutions — why Liberia has not acted — bbc — 23 February 2021

Victims to testify in Swiss war crimes trial of Liberian rebel commander —reuters — 15 February 2021

Digital nomads

The best countries for digital nomads: Iceland, Estonia, Barbados, Croatia, Costa Rica regus9 August 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Digital nomads, Caribbean revolutionaries and making the best of lockdown through NBN (LINK)

Hit by coronavirus, Philippine beach resorts target local long-stay tourists, digital nomads — scmp — 28 February 2021

"There is even a new online booking platform for resorts offering monthly packages that will allow guests to continue working while at the beach."

My 10 Favorite Digital Nomad Basesmedium18 Jan 2021 (LINK)

WTO

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Pan(dem)ic policies: what WTO can do (LINK)

Incoming WTO head warns 'vaccine nationalism' could slow pandemic recovery — Reuters — 16 February 2021

Refugees and migrants

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Letter from Sicily: The Mediterranean – the World's most Deadly Anti-Refugee 'Wall' (LINK)

Ocean Viking rescue operations expose Libya's crisis out at sea — Geneva Solutions — 16 February 2021

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