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20 October 2021 @ 17:30 - 18:30

Geothermal energy for islands: resilient infrastructure, independence, and empowered communities.

In cooperation with International Geothermal Association (IGA)

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The session will explore for current state of affairs on geothermal energy for islands. After a scene setting presentation, two distinguished speakers are invited to present their views and perspectives of their region (Caribbean and Pacific) and bring forward ideas around how to capitalise on the enormous potential geothermal energy can bring to economic development and sustainability for and on behalf of the island communities.  The Round table will be in moderated form and will be informative on policies, regulations, technological designs and forward looking in order to raise awareness for geothermal development as part of the greening the island initiative.

Draft Agenda


17.30   Introduction

  • Gianni ChianettaDirector, Greening the Islands

17.35   Setting the scene & Moderation

  • Marit Brommer – Executive Director, International Geothermal Association (IGA)

17.50   Presentations & debate

  • Talking points to be presented and discussed on the geothermal opportunities in the Caribbean region, specifically on Guadeloupe (existing power plant) and the wider region (St Lucia, St Vincent, Domenica, St Kitts, Nevis)
    • Ms Judith Ephraim Head of Sustainability of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) based in St Lucia
  • Talking points to be presented and discussed are New Zealand and what geothermal means for economic development for a (large) island such as New Zealand. Opportunities, learning points, potential for future developments.
    • Ms Andy Blair Founder of Upflow and President of the International Geothermal Association based in Taupo, New Zealand

18.20   Q&A

18.30  End of the workshop




20 October 2021
17:30 - 18:30
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Greening the Islands