The 4th Greening the Islands International Conference – Energy, Water and Mobility for Circular Island Economies – is rapidly approaching and applications are open for this year’s edition of the Greening the Island Awards, which will be announced during the event taking place on the island of Ischia, off Naples, on 28-30 September.
The conference, being held under the patronage of the European Commission, Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will this year revolve around an enlarged concept of circular island economies, developing the nexus between energy, water and mobility and embracing also energy, water, waste, mobility, agriculture, tourism, culture and traditions (see the draft programme). The event is sponsored by Socomec with the support of the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), the German Solar Association (BSW), the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies, the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy and Union Espanola Fotovoltaica (UNEF). The Green Consulting Group is the event’s scientific partner.
The first day of the event will feature the annual Italian conference, held in collaboration with ANCIM, the Italian association of small island administrations, and sponsored by FZSoNick with the support of Associazione Nazionale Energia del Vento (ANEV) and Italia Solare (see the draft programme).
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 leading experts in Ischia but also to connect its global GreeningTheIslands.net community.
If you are an island administration or business partner involved in an innovative project that is helping in the transition to a more sustainable future and reduce carbon impacts, the Greening the Islands Awards is a unique opportunity to gain recognition for your work and share your initiative with similar communities internationally.
The winners of the 3rd edition of the awards will be voted by prestigious jury members as well as members of the GreeningTheIslands.net community. Applications can be made until September 18. For more information and past winners, see the awards website.