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Greening the Islands is a global initiative that has been launched to promote and disseminate sustainable projects dedicated to islands and remote locations. The aim of our project is to enhance the development of an enlarged concept of “circular economy”, embracing not only isolated systems and the four relevant pillars of the green economy – energy, water, waste and mobility – but also the agriculture, eco-tourism, culture and traditions field.

Greening the Islands conferences are the must attend event for sustainability professionals and players – belonging to/or representing institutions and businesses – working in insular contexts and remote locations.

3° edition of Greening the Islands Italia

The 3rd edition of Greening the Islands Italia, held in collaboration with the Italian Association of Small Island Municipalities (ANCIM), will focus on the dissemination of successful green economy best practices, in addition to plans to modernize electricity and water networks enabling the islands to reach their self-sufficiency in full respect of the local environment, turning their territory in attractive green destinations for travellers and green-lovers, thus encouraging the responsible & sustainable tourism. In fact, the theme of the relationship between sustainable development and benefits for the tourism economy will be addressed.
The conference, therefore, aims to deal also with the most effective regulatory framework and incentive supports, in order to promote a simplification process of the authorization procedures, encouraging the investments. In particular we will disucss: on the opportunities of the minor islands decree that introduces incentives for renewables in the islands not interconnected thanks to the savings on diesel, on the calls of the Municipalities of the Islands awarded the Ministry of the Environment funds on energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and adaptation to climate change, on the new Framework Law on the Minor Islands that will allocate funds for integrated territorial development projects. Finally, we will try to stimulate a process of simplification of the authorization procedures, often unjustifiably complex and inhomogeneous, that discourage funding.

Greening the Islands Observatory

The Greening the Islands Observatory second operative meeting will be held on 26th and 27th November with all Scientific Committees of the islands selected for the first year plan of the Observatory to discuss work in progress with members on the first part of the annual report that will be focused on Policy – Permitting – Financing Opportunities. During these two days there will be some training sessions of the GTI Academy.
Greening the Islands, a three-day event for all the most important players of sustainability of the islands.


The 2nd Greening the Islands Observatory Meeting will take place on 26th & 27th November 2018.
The 3rd Edition of Greening the Islands Italia Conference will take place on 28th November 2018.


The conference is ideally suited to governments, institutions, public administrations, investors, innovation providers, operators and consultants of the sector, companies and business associations, universities, research centres, media and all those operating on islands and carrying out projects aimed at promoting an insular circular economy.


The three days event will be held in Rome at the Hotel Quirinale ****, 7 Nazionale street.


Joining Greening the Islands community and adopting its scientific initiatives means to become Proactive Proponents of the decarbonisation-process and promoters of the development of the insular circular economy, in the full respect of the environment.

Logistics & locations

Conference Venue & Hotel
Via Nazionale 7 – 00184 Roma (Italia)
Tel. +39 06 4707
E-mail: info@hotelquirinale.it


If you arrive by train, the hotel is only 10-minute walk from Roma Termini Train Station
If you arrive by subway, the hotel is only 3-minute walk from Repubblica subway Station
If you arrive from Fiumicino airport, the hotel is only 30-minute far by Leonardo Express Train
If you arrive from Ciampino airport, the hotel is only 30-minute far by bus