Last week Greening the Islands was in Stockholmand Mariehamnat the 3rdClean Energy for EU Islands. The event, organized by The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat, was focused on practical steps towards the decarbonisation of EU islands, including technological solutions and inspiring examples from the Nordic archipelago, Åland, Gotland, Öland and beyond. Discussions involved all levels of governance, from local to European levels of decision-making.
To strengthen the exchange and the collaboration between EU islands, the forum featured interactive sessions focusing on different elements of the clean energy journey – from establishing an initial multi-stakeholder collaboration, to developing a clean energy transition agenda, to financing and investment concepts.
During the morning of the second day, Greening the Islands held a discussion with practical examples of collaboration between island governments and corporate solution providers. The panel, thanks the contributions of GTI Observatory Members (governments, corporates, universities) and other island stakeholders, presented the opportunities that public-private collaborations can offer to island communities.
The Greening the Islands speakers included Lorenzo Ceraulo (Vice mayor and Councillor in charge of public works & services and urban planning, Municipality of the Island of Favignana); Andrea Necci (Terna Spa); Davide Astiaso Garcia (Sapienza University, Secretary General of the Italian Wind Energy Association, delegate from Wind Europe) and Hannah Mareike Marczinkowski (PhD Modelling of Renewable Energy Islands, Energy Research Group, Aalborg University/DK).