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November 2020

GTI Awards 2020

26 November 2020 @ 16:00 - 18:00

GTI Awards 2020 & Conclusions Back to the agenda Abstract By disseminating knowledge and best practices we accelerate the sustainability and self-sufficiency of islands and remote locations, acting as a catalyst in relations between private and public stakeholders. Islands are laboratories of innovation and indeed can indicate the path to decarbonization to the mainland. The 6th Greening the Islands Awards, with applications from islands’ administrations all around the world related to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Mobility, Water, Waste, Agriculture, Sustainable tourism, are the occasion to identify and disseminate innovative and replicable best practices in…

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EU Legislation, Policy and Regulation

27 November 2020 @ 9:00 - 10:30

EU LEGISLATION, POLICY AND REGULATION - The EU island sustainable transition through multilevel measures: Green Deal, Next Generation EU, Just Transition Mechanism, Clean Energy for EU Islands, NECPs, Covenant of Mayors (SEAPC) In cooperation with CPMR and INSULEUR Back to the agenda Abstract With the pandemic, the EU has launched the new recovery instrument, the Next Generation EU, which foresees significant investments on the European Green Deal objectives aiming to kick start a European renovation wave and make the EU a…

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EU Legislation, Policy and Regulation

27 November 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:30

EU LEGISLATION, POLICY AND REGULATION - EU regulatory framework on batteries and their contribution to islands decarbonization. In cooperation with EUROBAT and EASE Back to the agenda Abstract Electrochemical storage and electric vehicles are of key importance in the decarbonization process of islands, being a crucial aspect of realization and management of high RES penetration projects and clean mobility. The European Commission will soon propose a new regulatory framework on how batteries are being produced and managed at the end…

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INSULEUR general assembly | Digital transition of Insular SMEs: A follow-up of the Gozo Forum (Open to public)

27 November 2020 @ 14:00 - 16:00

INSULEUR general assembly Digital transition of Insular SMEs: A follow-up of the Gozo Forum (Open to public). Back to the agenda   Draft Agenda 14.00            Introduction                                                                 Gianni Chianetta - Director, Greening the Islands Joseph Borg - President, INSULEUR Josianne Cutajar - Member of the European Parliament, Gozo (Malta)   14.15            Round table Moderation: George Assonitis - Member, Technical Committee of INSULEUR Panelists: Gordon Cordina - E-Cubed Consultants, Malta Vasilis Salapatas - Athens Chamber of commerce, Greece…

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May 2021

Launching event of the GTI Awards 2021

13 May 2021 @ 14:00 - 16:00

  Solution providers and leading international institutions join efforts to raise awareness and visibility of best practices on islands Allowing best practices on innovative solutions to be replicated on islands and remote locations is crucial to accelerate their sustainable transition and avoid common mistakes. This is precisely the goal of the GTI Awards, that have reached the 7th edition as a unique occasion to collect deserving projects from islands worldwide, to give them visibility and to reward the very best…

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October 2021


19 October 2021 @ 9:00 - 10:30

OPENING SESSION Technology, policy and finance to boost islands’ sustainable growth EU, Caribbean, Pacific & Indian Ocean islands together to lead a change of pace with concrete cases for the GTI Awards. Back to the agenda Abstract The Greening the Islands e_Convention - International Conference and Exhibition, reaches its 8th edition. The well-known annual event entirely dedicated to islands’ self-sufficiency and sustainability will take place on October 19-20-21 and focus on how global policy and finance need to sit at…

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19 October 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:30

ENERGY Hybrid energy storage systems as a growing solution for islands’ decarbonization In cooperation with EASE & EUROBAT Back to the agenda Abstract Energy storage is key to enable higher penetration of variable renewables retaining excess energy and ensuring grid efficiency and stability. In the medium/large-scale framework, hybrid storage systems are a growing solution due to their ability to simultaneously exploit the advantages of different technologies. Such as in the case of battery-battery (e.g. lithium and lead) or battery-non-battery storage…

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19 October 2021 @ 13:30 - 15:00

ENERGY & WATER Floating offshore wind in the Mediterranean Sea. What policies are needed to kick start this industry? In cooperation with WIND EUROPE Back to the agenda Abstract The GTI Task Force has explored floating offshore wind power as a solution for islands, often dealing with lack of space for power generation on land. This fast-maturing technology could have a leading role in the clean energy transition process of islands as it can be tailored to the specific environmental…

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19 October 2021 @ 15:30 - 17:00

GREEN HYDROGEN Green hydrogen: an opportunity for islands’ decarbonisation In cooperation with Fedarene & World Hydrogen Leaders Back to the agenda Abstract Due to their isolation and lack of infrastructure, islands often suffer from high energy dependency. In this context, green hydrogen offers a compelling solution to harness the full power of locally produced renewable energy and increase self-sufficiency through energy storage. Several projects are already paving the way for islands to use green hydrogen and accelerate their decarbonisation. For…

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19 October 2021 @ 17:30 - 18:30

ENERGY Ocean energy global trends, projects and technologies for islands. Empowering remote and island communities: the Canadian case study In cooperation with Marine Renewables Canada and Ocean Energy Systems, IEA-OES Back to the agenda Abstract Regions at disproportionately higher risk due to climate change, such as remote coastal communities, islands and least developed countries, are examining renewable resources as a means to relieve power constraints and promote economic growth. Many remote communities, islands and coastal regions meet their energy needs…

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