Where citizens, governments and corporations come together to match islands needs and innovative solutions.
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).
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).
- Environment status of the islands
- Polices & regulations
- Incentive schemes
- Technologies & solutions
- Public/private funds (EU funds, World Bank, etc.)
- Recommendations for decarbonisation plans
- Best practices
- Sustainable tourism opportunities