We have received a great deal of interest in the 4th edition of the Greening the Islands Awards, the competition to recognise the best projects implemented on small islands. We have already received a number of interesting projects for each of our three categories: renewable energy and energy saving; sustainable mobility; water.
The awards are open to islands from around the world as well as partners working on projects relating the sustainability of islands. Projects will be evaluated based on qualitative and/or quantitative criteria. The jury will evaluate the projects not only based on the level of environmental awareness and the degree of innovation in the regions, but it will also consider the benefits that the project will bring to the area, their replicability and potential for the development of future projects.
The deadline to submit the project is 14 May at 11:00 (CET) and participation is free of charge.
The winners of the 4th edition will be chosen based on votes cast by an international jury composed of: Emanuele Taibi, Islands Energy Transition Analyst, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); Georges Kremlis, Honorary Director – Directorate General for the Environment, European Commission – Active Senior responsible for circular economy in the islands, Helmut Morsi, Adviser to the Director and Coordinator for Innovation, European Commission, DG MOVE-B, Michela Miletto, UN WWAP Deputy Coordinator, UNESCO; Konstantina Toli, Senior Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean; Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General, The European Association for Electromobility – AVERE. As well the members of the GreeningTheIslands.net community can vote the awards.