In Favignana, on the occasion of the meeting of Greening the Islands Observatory which was held on the island on 28 and 29 May 2019, the priority of the analysis which will be the basis of the Egadi islands sustainable development plan. Thanks to the comparison between the participants, starting from the Municipal Administration, the electricity companies, the Sicilian Region, the Marine Protected Area, the experts of Greening the Islands Observatory and the members of its Observatory, such as Enel X, Hitachi, Axpo and Terna Energy Solutions, it was possible to conduct an analysis of what the problems the island has to face and what the technological solutions and regulatory constraints / opportunities are. The Municipality of Favignana, with its three islands, has ensured that it will implement all possible actions in all sectors, from energy to mobility, from water to waste, to achieve the goal of a drastic reduction of emissions in a few years and be in the front row among the most sustainable islands by 2030.
During the meeting the project was previewed Sail Cargo Brigantes, for the sailing transport of goods in the Mediterranean and from and to the Caribbean. Decarbonised sea transport is the missing link in the sustainable production and consumption chain. The hull of the ship, which dates back to 1911, was launched in May 2019 in the port of Trapani.
The Sail Cargo Brigantes project began in 2016 when the motor ship, built more than 100 years ago, lay in the abandoned port of Trapani. The boat, after a year of work, was launched with the name Brigantes and it was predicted that it will soon be able to take off to transport goods between the Sicilian islands in the summer months and in the Atlantic during the winter months.
But the Egadi Islands were also among the first municipalities in Sicily to adopt and apply the ordinance that prohibits, from 1 March 2019, the marketing and therefore also the use of plastic plates, glasses, cutlery and shoppers.