The Island Resilience Partnership (IRP)
The IRP is a public-private partnership designed to support communities on the front-lines of climate change by accelerating their transition toward renewable energy and resilient infrastructure – at no-cost to governments and island stakeholders.
“The voyage to a resilient and sustainable future is not one that is taken alone, but by a movement of cities, states, islands, and countries working together to shape the future we want. Over the next two years, the Island Resilience Partnership with GridMarket, EarthX, and GLISPA will proactively engage communities across the globe in order to accelerate the world’s transition toward a sustainable and resilient future.”
- President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., Republic of Palau
What is the Island Resilience Partnership?
The IRP is a public-private partnership that helps governments, industries, institutions and communities achieve climate mitigation and climate adaption goals. We are making progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, while providing tracking measures so that our impact can be quantified.
Why it matters?
Small island developing states and coastal cities are on the front lines of climate change and face an existential crisis with rising oceans and an increasingly fragile environment. The transition towards renewable energy and microgrids is beginning to happen, but not at the scale or the speed required to avert the existential crisis faced by communities around the world . The ISR was designed to address the biggest challenge in the fight against climate change: time.
How we are doing it?
The IRP utilizes GridMarket’s predictive analytics, mapping technology, and competitive marketplace to design, develop, and deploy distributed energy resources. By leveraging EarthX’s philanthropic network and international forums, GLISPA’s global community of island leaders, PVBLIC Foundation’s global media reach, the IRP is scaling the Republic of Palau’s proven blueprint for national energy transformation to small island developing states around the world.
“In Palau, a short list of renewable energy companies are now under consideration for the work, and installation will begin soon. Because they saw that the model can work, the Republic of Palau partnered with EarthX, Gridmarket, and the Global Island Partnership to form the “Island Resilience Partnership” to do the same work on other small island nations–among the countries most at risk from climate change and most in need of options for local, affordable energy, but that might otherwise have difficulty making the shift.”
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