Where citizens, governments and corporations come together to match islands needs and innovative solutions.

GTI Observatory is a global initiative that aggregates key stakeholders to match island needs and innovative solutions in energy, water, mobility and environmental sectors.

Since 2018, GTI Observatory has been running a deep dive into islands status and needs, facilitating the origination of projects through meetings in each islands members of the GTI Observatory, hosted by Islands’ Governments, involving all key local stakeholders, corporate and industry associations members. Since then we have organised meetings in Minorca (Spain), Rome (Italy), Helgoland (Germany), Crete (Greece), Favignana (Italy) and Palermo (Italy).


Represented continents





The GTI Observatory Context

  • COP 21: islands recognised as an ideal laboratory for technological innovation against climate change;
  • Greening the Islands in Favignana: European Commission launched “Clean Energy for EU Islands” initiative to support the energy transition of EU islands from 2020 to 2030.
  • Malta 2017: political declaration signed to accelerate renewables energy transition in more than 2.700 UE islands;
  • Several global institutions such as UN and IRENA have started specific programs for small islands development states (SIDS).

Observatory topics:

  • Environment status of the islands
  • Polices & regulations
  • Incentive schemes
  • Permitting
  • Technologies & solutions
  • Cost
  • Public/private funds (EU funds, World Bank, etc.)
  • Recommendations for decarbonisation plans
  • Best practices
  • Sustainable tourism opportunities
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Previous Observatory meetings

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Island Members

Egadi Arcipelago Municipality of Favignana (Italy)
Egadi Arcipelago Municipality of Favignana


You can join the Greening the Islands Observatory and help shape its activities to make it as effective as possible for your needs.

Observatory members will not only attend meetings to discuss the progress of its studies but also gain a precious opportunity to increase their network with our multidisciplinary team of experts through face-to-face meetings, online forums, webinars and conferences organised by Greening the Islands.

The first operational meeting of the Observatory was held in May 2018 in occasion of the Greening the Islands Conference in Minorca, where members had a unique opportunity to address the targets and plans for the Observatory’s first working year.

Islands members benefits

  • Analysis on the status of the island for
    the areas involved in the study by
    specialized professionals
  • Identification of needed

  • Benchmarking
    with the other
    selected islands

  • Finance opportunities: private
    investors or public funds (EU, World
    Bank, etc.)
  • Promotion of the island as a green destination for a tourism oriented to sustainability
  • Recommendations of actions
    for the local population
    and enterprise

Corporate members benefits

  • Active lobbying
    to support island markets
    at global level

  • Corporate
    and promotion

  • Netwotking
    with potential customers
    and partners from islands

  • Know how: key information and
    update on islands needs/MKTs to
    address strategies
  • Opportunity of involvement in coalitions for tender and calls (EU, World Bank, etc.)
  • Monitor incentives
    access financing

    for projects on islands

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