17 | 07 | 2018


International Conference Programme

Island of Favignana (Sicily)

November, 3rd & 4th 2017


November 3rd

Opening Session

How to create value for the islands and remote locations through integrated solutions and an enlarged Circular Island Economy, developing the nexus between energy,
water and mobility and embracing also waste, agriculture, tourism, culture and traditions? How to create at the same time resilience to cope with migration and climate change? What are the impacts of migration on island populations? What are the critical issues and the solutions for the self-sufficiency of migration hotspots?

16.30 | Introduction
Gianni Chianetta – Director & Scientific Coordinator, Greening the Islands

16.40 | Welcome Message
Paolo Serpi – Minister Plenipotentiary, Directorate General for Globalization and Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Giannina Usai – General Secretary ANCIM (Small Islands Municipalities Italian Association)/Director – The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) – ArchiMed

17.00 | Panel
Moderation: Eric J. Lyman – USA Today

Wioletta Dunin-Majewska – Policy Coordinator Retail Markets DG ENERGY,European Commission
Emilio Gabbrielli – Chairman, International Desalination Association (IDA)
Joeri de Ridder – Honorary President, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) / Former Chairman, World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA)
Konstantina Toli – Senior Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP)
Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo – Director, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC)
Michela Miletto – Deputy Coordinator United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Alessandro Carettoni – General Directorate for Climate and Energy, Ministry of Environment
Amani Alfarra – Water Resources Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Greening the Islands Awards 2017 Winners and Nominees

The Jury

Joeri de Ridder – Honorary President, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) / Former Chairman, World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA)
Michela Miletto – Deputy Coordinator United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo – Director, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC)
Emanuele Taibi – Islands Energy Transition Analyst, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Konstantina Toli – Senior Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP)

Votes also from GreeningTheIslands.net on-line community

20.30 | Gala Dinner

November 4th

Session on Energy

How latest solutions on renewables, energy efficiency, storage and smart grid can accelerate the energy transition and what can be the role of islands? How to maximise the penetration of renewables in the islands in a contest of high fluctuation of the energy demand? Is it possible to create special legislation and incentive schemes for the islands? Best practices on islands and remote locations.

Introduction & Moderation: Antonio Carrano – Grid Partner, The Green Consulting Group

9.00 | Status overview and prospects
Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative
Wioletta Dunin-Majewska – Policy Coordinator Retail Markets DG ENERGY, European Commission

9.20 | Innovative Solutions
Nice Grid: Massive PV integration and Islanding of an industrial district
Flavio Dal Lago – Business Developer Director, Socomec

BYD Green Island Dreams
Tong Zhao – Managing Director, BYD Solar

Chorus Life Experience
Luigi Rota – Trade Marketing, LIGHTING GEWISS

10.00 | Panel
Moderation: Elena Comelli– Corriere Economia

Neven Duic – Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
Giuseppe Mauri – Research on the Energy System (RSE) – Mission Innovation – Smart Grid
Giulio Cicoletti – Technical Director, Elettricità Futura (Italy)
Murray Cameron – Chief Operating Officer, Asian PV Association (APVIA)
Mario Vona– Sales Manager Energy Backup, FZ SONICK SA
Gianni Silvestrini – Scientific Director, Kyoto Club

11.00 | Debate (question time via streaming)

11.15 | Coffee break

Session on Water

Water in the islands and remote locations: how to reduce costs and increase availability through an integrated cycle.

Introduction & Moderation: Emilio Sani – Legal Partner, The Green Consulting Group

11.30 | Status overview and prospects
Wastewater: the untapped resource. Findings from the UN WWDR2017
Michela Miletto – Deputy Coordinator United Nations World Water Assessment Programme

Water reuse: the untapped potential in the islands
Konstantina Toli – Senior Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP)

Status of desalination and reuse and its increasing role in isolated communities
Emilio Gabbrielli – President International Desalination Association (IDA)

12.15 | Innovative Solutions

The bulk water supply system of the largest Mediterranean island. An opportunity to re cover energy
Carmelo Mineo – Siciliacque (Veolia group)

Challenges and opportunities in managing the desalination in the small islands
Benedetto Caffarelli – Director, Sopes

12.30 | Panel
Moderation: Emilio Gabbrielli – President International Desalination Association (IDA)

Rory Weaver – Head of DesalData, Global Water Intelligence
Jacques Ganoulis – Special Secretary for Water Resources, Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy, Greece
Mario Rosario Mazzola – Consultant of the Presidency of Ministers Committee (Italy)
Giuseppe Taverna – Chief Technical Secretariat, Regional Department for Energy, Water and Public Utilities Region of Sicily
Christian Pleijel – Program Director Sustainable Urban Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Executive School, Stockholm

13.00 | Debate (question time via streaming)

13.15 | Light Lunch

Session on Green Vehicles

What is the nexus between energy and e-mobilty and what are the best integrated solutions? Advantages and limitations of the islands. Best practices on Policy and incentive schemes.

Introduction & Moderation: Attilio Piattelli – Partner, The Green Consulting Group

14.00 | Status Overview and prospects
Electric vehicle: Past, Present and Future
Joeri de Ridder – Honorary President, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) / Former Chairman, World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA)

14.15 | Panel – Innovative Solutions
Moderation: Luis Hill – CEO, Thinking Cities and Thinking Highways

Giuseppe Mauri – ICT Solutions for Energy Systems, Head and Program Manager for Electric Mobility, Research on the Energy System (RSE)
Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo  – Director, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC)
Patrick Zhou – Sales Manager, BYD Europe
Luigi Rota – Trade Marketing – Lighting Gewiss

15.00 | Debate (question time via streaming)

Session on Other Environmental Segments

Islands give rise to the new concept of circular island economies. How to combine energy, mobility and water, with waste, agriculture, tourism, culture and traditions?

Introduction & Moderation: Gianni Chianetta – Director & Scientific Coordinator, Greening the Islands

15.15 | Waste

Carlsberg Italia ResponsiBEERity
Antonella Reggiori – Customer & Operations Director, Carlsberg Italia

15.30 | Agriculture
Water, Migration and Food Security within Changing Climate
Amani Alfarra – Water Resources Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Productive challenges in complex vineyards systems
Tanino Santangelo – Agronomist, Tenuta Firriato

16.00 | Tourism
Tourism – Challenges & Opportunities attaining a Green & Circular Economy
Moira Pisani – Director Policy Development and Programme Implementation, Ministry for Tourism, Malta

The Egadi Islands Marine Protected Area: a laboratory for the sustainable management of coast and sea
Stefano Donati – Director Egadi Islands Marine Protected Area

16.30 | Signing of the agreement between Ancim and Federalberghi to promote sustainable tourism in all season

16.45 | Debate and Conclusions(question time via streaming)

17.00 | Closing Coffee Break

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