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

GTI Observatory aggregates key stakeholders to:

Match island needs
and innovative
sustainable solutions

Produce reports
& studies to address
strategies and policies

Originate projects,
business models and
financing opportunities

Promote the cooperation between governments and corporates

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

GTI Observatory Structure

Island institutions, companies and associations, academia, international institutions, innovative solution providers, industry associations and other stakeholders from the globe committed to the circular economy of islands will

have the opportunity to take part in on-line meetings, reports, workshops, webinars, etc. to originate projects for the self-sufficiency and sustainability of islands.

Island Advisory Committee

Island stakeholders: local authorities, business, citizens, academia.

Responsible for addressing island needs. Take part to the working groups and task forces.

Strategy Scientific Committee

International scientific organizations focused on circular economy. 

Responsible for transposing island needs from the Island Advisory Committee.

Working Groups

Energy, water, mobility, waste, agriculture, sustainable tourism (policy and finance are internal to each sector).

Made of Industry associations, R&D Institutes/Academia, GTI Observatory Green Island and Corporate Members. Can create a specific task force to deepen a theme.

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Task forces

Working groups’ members interested in the specific themes: Island Members Intermediate and Associate Corporate Members of the GTI Observatory.

Join the Task Forces

Previous GTI Observatory meetings

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).

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Island Members

Municipality of Lipari
Preservation Fund
(Aeolian Islands)
Egadi Arcipelago Municipality of Favignana (Italy)
Egadi Arcipelago Municipality of Favignana
St. Helena
(United Kingdom)

Institutions and associations


Corporate and Industry association members

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