23rd & 24th April 2019

Hosted by the Municipality of Helgoland

The Greening the Islands Observatory, launched in occasion of the V Greening the islands International Conference in Minorca, is a think tank aiming at analysing island needs and identify innovative solutions on the fields of above to support the definition and the implementation of strategies and plans of governments and corporates. The first working year will involve solutions on energy, water an mobility on a selected group of Islands, which are Egadi Archipelago (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo – Italy), Crete (Greece), Helgoland (Germany) and Boracay (Philippines).

In November 2018, in Rome, it was held the first GTI Observatory Plenary Meeting with the Government of the selected islands and the industrial members, where an overview of the islands has been presented and hypothesis of solutions have been advanced by the corporates and the Greening the Islands specialists.

For the first semester of 2019, the plan foreseen 2 days’ meetings in each island of the Observatory, hosted by the Islands’ Governments, involving all key local stakeholders, such as the utilities, Corporates and Industry Associations Members.

he Aim of the meeting is to define short list of projects discussed in Rome. Deep dive into Helgoland’s status on energy, water and mobility (needs and solutions), including site visits. An overview of policy, regulation and permitting will be presented and discussed.

In preparation for the meeting, specific information will be provided to corporate members so they can prepare project proposals to be discussed for local viability.

Island overview

Helgoland

Observatory Meeting Draft Programme

Venue: Townhall

23rd April

14.00
Registration of participants
14.30
Welcome by the Municipality of Helgoland

Jörg Singer – Mayor of Helgoland

14.45
Introduction of the Greening the Islands Observatory and targets of the meeting

Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the Islands

15.00
Description of the Agenda and methodology

Carlo Drago – Greening the Islands Observatory Coordinator

15.15
Overview on the legislation, policies and permitting process in Helgoland

Sabine Roberts – Authorized Representative of the Municipality of Helgoland

ENERGY SESSION
15.45
Overview of the status and main challenges on energy in Helgoland

Kay Martens – Commercial Manager, Versorgungsbetriebe (Energy Utility) Helgoland

16.00
The key options from renewable to energy efficiency for an island, the grid challenge – best practices for Helgoland

Attilio Piattelli – RES Technical Partner, Greening the Islands specialist

16.15
Coffee Break
16.45
Workshop: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderation: Attilio Piattelli – Greening the Islands specialist

  • GTI observatory members
  • Helgoland Representatives
17.45
Closing remarks
20.00
GTI – Barcamp (Dinner – “Kommbüse” Helgoland)

24th April

08.30
Welcome Coffee
WATER SESSION
09.00
Overview of the status and main challenges on water in Helgoland

Henning Meins – Operations Manager Versorgungsbetriebe (Water Utility) Helgoland

09.15
The water cycle efficiency – Best practices for Helgoland

Emilio Gabbrielli – Greening the Islands specialist

09.30
Workshop: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderation: Emilio Gabbrielli

  • GTI observatory members
  • Helgoland Representatives
10.15
Closing remarks
10.30
Coffee Break
MOBILITY SESSION
10.45
Overview of the status and main challenges on mobility in Helgoland

Kay Martens – Commercial Manager, Versorgungsbetriebe (Energy Utility) Helgoland / Jörg Singer – Mayor of Helgoland

Matthias Wiese – Manager Maritime Cluster Germany, Federal State Schleswig-Holstein

11.00
Connecting an island and enabling internal discovery while respecting the environment – best practices

David Bonn – Senior Smart City Advisor – Greening the Islands specialist

11.15
Workshop: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderation: David Bonn

  • GTI observatory members
  • Helgoland Representatives
12.00
Closing remarks
12.15
Summary of the meeting: results and next steps
12.30
Press Conference: results of the two days GTI Observatory meeting – Next steps
13.15
Light Lunch
14.15/16.00
STUDY VISIT