The Climate Conscious Podcast

Innovating Island Sustainability with James Ellsmoor

July 01, 2020 Derval Barzey / James Ellsmoor Season 1 Episode 8
The Climate Conscious Podcast
Innovating Island Sustainability with James Ellsmoor
Show Notes

James Ellsmoor, entrepreneur and digital nomad, harnesses the power of the internet to bridge islands across the globe. He specializes in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. 

Recognising the common challenges of sustainable development, James leads the Island Innovation Summit and its cohort of Island Innovation Ambassadors. Now in its second year, this free, online summit connects over 100 island communities to exchange ideas, information and strategies, spotlighting opportunities for collaboration, inspiring change and stimulating meaningful action. The Virtual Island Summit enables widespread participation of a diverse group of stakeholders in policymakers, academia, private sector and NGOs, spanning as far as the Pacific, Caribbean and Scottish Islands to address the complexities of the 17 SDGs. 

James was acknowledged in the Forbes 30 under 30 for Energy listing (2017). His non-profit Solar Head of State has worked with island governments to increase the visibility of Renewable Energy Technologies. Originally from the UK, James has lived, worked and travelled in over 60 countries.

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Show music: Energizing by Kevin MacLeod.