Egadi Arcipelago Municipality of Favignana
Where islands, governments and corporates come together!
We have created the Greening the Islands Observatory to respond to a pressing need expressed by a range of stakeholders in our conferences: having a systematic and scientific approach to island sustainability across key sectors like energy, water and mobility.
The Observatory will respond to this urgent necessity by gathering and compiling information and providing analysis on essential topics:
costs, technologies and solutions, laws and regulations, licenses and permits. We are forming a Scientific Island Committee to guide the Observatory activities in terms of the needs and solutions required for islands to respect environmental, landscape, geomorphological and social diversity.
The committee will include representatives of government, international institutions, industry associations, companies and other island stakeholders.
2 days meetings in each island of the Observatory, hosted by the Islands’ Governments, involving all key local stakeholders, Corporate and Industry Associations Members.
The target will be to follow up to the hypothesis made during the November 2018 meeting in Rome, run a deep dive into islands status and needs, understand the real situation also with site visits.
During the meetings the first draft of the report on policy, regulation and permitting for each island will be presented and discussed.
In May it’s foreseen a mid-year event of the Observatory, in the framework of the EU Islands Secretariat Forum of the EU Commission in Northern Europe. The Secretariat will organise also an exhibition where the Observatory will reserve a GTI Observatory area for its Members.
The Greening the Islands Observatory will conduct its activities over a period of three years, based on annual plans. These plans will be proposed by Greening the Islands and discussed during the Scientific Islands Committee meetings. Plans will indicate objectives for the annual and intermediate studies and set a schedule of meetings.
BECOME A MEMBER
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 will be held in May in occasion of the Greening the Islands Conference in Minorca, where members will have a unique opportunity to address the targets and plans for the Observatory’s first working year.