Credits: Enzo Rando
Join the 4th Greening the Islands International Conference – Energy, Mobility and Water for Circular Island Economies – which will take place on Ischia (Naples) on 28-30 September 2017.
This year Greening the Islands will be an “online event” thanks to live streaming and the e-tools of GreeningTheIslands.net. From Ischia, key island actors will illustrate their best solutions and engage with a global community of experts to discuss how to make islands even more attractive and environmentally resilient. This novel format will transform the event into a three-day “documentary” on the green economy and demonstrates Greening the Islands’ ability not only to bring together participants in Ischia but also to connect its global GreeningTheIslands.net community.
Greening the Islands will this year revolve around an enlarged concept of circular island economies, embracing energy, water, waste, mobility, agriculture, tourism, culture and traditions.
To keep pace with innovation, Greening the Islands will give an update on the very latest solutions: leading examples of how to face the most critical issues of the over 500,000 islands in the world, improve the quality of life of islanders and build resilience to climate change and migration.
Once again the community of innovation providers, island administrations, institutions and investors will meet for this unique annual appointment to demonstrate that a brighter future is possible for islands and not only.
In 2016 Greening the Islands introduced national conferences to better focus on domestic issues. On 28 September participants will attend the Italian Greening the Islands conference, which will be translated into English. The Italian session will concentrate on the recently approved decree granting incentives to renewables on islands through reduced diesel consumption, that will be the first feed-in-tariff scheme applied to islands, and on the result of a study to introduce simple, specific authorisation procedures for green projects on islands.
The conference will end with a site visit: participants will move by boat to the International School for Advanced Studies on Scientific Research on Sustainability for Islands on Procida and enjoy a visit to a stunning medieval village overlooking the sea and a delicious seafood lunch at the island’s ancient port.
Register for the event now at www.greeningtheislands.net