Testatina Roma

28th November

Registration & welcome coffee

Gianni Chianetta – Greening the Islands Director & Scientific Coordinator

Giannina Usai – ANCIM (National Association of Small Islands Municipalities) General Secretary

Welcome message

Antonio Lumicisi – Coordinator PAESC – Sustainable Energy Action Plan and Climate – Environmental Sustainability Department – Roma Capitale

The European Union program for the sustainability of islands

Wioletta Dunin-Majewska – Policy Coordinator Retail Markets DG ENERGY, European Commission

George Kremlis – Honorary Director – Directorate General for the Environment, European Commission – Active Senior responsible for circular economy in the islands

Helmut Morsi – Adviser to the Director and Coordinator for Innovation, European Commission, DG MOVE-B

PANEL | Results of the second meeting of the Greening the Islands Observatory and next steps. Kick-off of cooperation with target islands and corporate members.

Introduction & Moderation: Carlo Drago – Greening the Islands Observatory Coordinator

Eleni Hatziyanni – Director of Environment and Spatial Planning – Creta

Giuseppe Pagoto – Mayor of Favignana Island (Egadi Islands – Sicily)

Gaetano Zarlenga – Managing Director, CUEIM –University Consortium for Industrial and Managerial Economics

Riccardo Amoroso – Head of Global Line e-City – Enel X

Marco Garbero – General Manager, Axpo Energy Solutions Italia

Coffee Break
Best practices: initiatives and projects for small island sustainability

Car Sharing for islands

Marco Garbero – General Manager – Axpo Energy Solutions Italia SpA

Islands, a natural lab for green and smart grid solutions – The Canary Islands case

Riccardo Amoroso – Head of Global Line e-City – Enel X

An automated waste management model

Matteo Cozzani – Mayor of Portovenere, Palmaria island

Authorization process and Environmental Sustainability of Elba island new desalination plant

Mario Ferrari – Mayor of Porto Ferraio, Elba island / Camillo Palermo – Project Manager, Azienda Servizi Ambientali

An innovative energy storage system for the island of Ventotene

Francesco Carta – Councilor for the Environment, island of Ventotene 


PANEL | Repositioning islands as “Green” destinations. The business opportunities in cultural heritage and tourism.

Moderator: Paola Bolaffio – Giornalisti nell’Erba – La Stampa

Introduction: Greening the Islands Observatory Global Index, a tool to recognise sustainable islands

Gianni Chianetta – Greening the Islands Director & Scientific Coordinator

Best practice: Jeffery Smith – Vice President Sustainability Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Giovanni De Martino – Mayor of Capri / President of ANCIM (National Association of Small Islands Municipalities)

Ermando Mennella – President Federalberghi small islands

Giovanni Ruggieri – President of OTIE (Observatory on tourism for islands economy)

Giuseppe Sciacca – Executive Secretary Islands Commission, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CRPM)

Closing morning session: Vilma Moronese – President Environment Commission Senate of the Republic

Light Lunch (reserved to speakers)
Regulatory framework, policy instruments and authorization processes

Speech by:

Giannina Usai – General Secretary of ANCIM (National Association of Small Islands Municipalities)

Marialaura Di Somma – Photovoltaic division and Smart Network, ENEA

Salvatore Guastella – RSE (Ricerca Sistema Energetico)

Andrea Galliani – Energy Production Unit Manager, Renewable energy and energy efficiency (EFR) – ARERA (Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente)

Davide Valenzano – Head of Regulatory Affairs, GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici)

Coffee Break
PANEL | How to move from supportive policies to actual implementation: the challenge of business models and authorization processes

Introduction & Moderation: Elena Comelli – Corriere Economia

Paolo Giuntarelli – Manager of Lazio Region

Marco Pigni – Storage Systems Committee, Anie Energia

Giovanni Simoni – Member of the General Council, Elettricità Futura

Michele Governatori – President of European Energy Retailers

Alessandro Bianco – President of UNIEM (National Association of Smaller Power Companies)

Attilio Piattelli – VicePresident of ITALIA SOLARE

Simone Togni – President of Anev (Wind Energy National Association)

Gaetano Armao – VicePresident of Sicily Region

Representative Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities


Salvatore Micillo – Undersecretary of State – The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea