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October 2022

Opening session

26 October 2022 @ 9:30 - 11:30

OPENING SESSION Presentation of the 1st GTI Observatory Report: technology, policy and finance for the sustainability of islands. Debate with islands, scientific and financial institutions. Back to the agenda Abstract The GTI eConvention is the global event dedicated to the self-sufficiency and sustainability of islands worldwide. For 8 editions, it has confirmed as an opportunity for islands stakeholders such as governments, utilities, innovative solution providers, academia and others to connect and share their experiences through a digital platform, match island…

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26 October 2022 @ 15:00 - 16:30

SPEEDING UP RENEWABLES IN EUROPEAN & ATLANTIC ISLANDS Back to the agenda Abstract Decarbonization is key to limit the worst effects of climate change, which hits islands harder, but it's not only an environmental matter. It is about financials and security. In most cases, islands have to import diesel to run their power generators, incurring very high costs and exposing to supply risk. Renewables are already much cheaper compared to diesel and they can produce power directly on the island.…

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Asia – Pacific

27 October 2022 @ 8:30 - 9:30

INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR THE DECARBONIZATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION Back to the agenda Abstract South East Asian and Pacific islands face enormous challenges to finance projects that are essential for sustainable development and to reach self-sufficiency. Pollution often reaches dramatic levels, compromising citizens’ health and also the tourism sector, which is the primary source of income for islands. For example, Boracay island, one of the most famous touristic destinations in the Philippines, had to be closed in order to recover from…

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27 October 2022 @ 15:00 - 16:30

WHAT POLICIES CAN UNLOCK FINANCE TO ENHANCE WATER SECURITY IN THE CARIBBEAN? Back to the agenda Abstract Islands increasingly need wiser and more efficient water management to address water scarcity but the methods of supplying water to the islands are of central importance both from an economic and an environmental point of view. The current global energy crisis has exacerbated the costs islands have to bear in order to produce desalinated water with diesel. Sustainable solutions must be put in…

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Indian Ocean

28 October 2022 @ 9:00 - 10:30

Indian Ocean islands as a model for sustainable tourism Back to the agenda Abstract Indian ocean islands often live off tourism only. Many of them have little space available for agriculture and other activities to sustain their economies. Hence to ensure their subsistence, already endangered by climate change, a higher-quality and more responsible tourism is needed. Not only the tourism sector represents the most important source of income for islands, but at the same time it is one of the…

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Closing Session

28 October 2022 @ 11:30 - 12:45

Closing Session Back to the agenda Abstract During the closing session of the eConvention, the corporate members of the GTI Observatory will step in to give their considerations on the event and the Observatory Report. In particular, innovation providers will offer their view on the challenges and technological solutions identified, with a specific focus on what they expect from regulators and policymakers in order to boost their ability to invest and develop green projects for the islands. Their recommendations on…

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