Maldives: goal to become plastic-free by 2023

The Maldives are the favorite tourist destination for those who want to spend time immersed in a natural paradise of crystalline waters and very thin white sand. However, with great beauty comes great responsibility. In fact, the large influx of tourists to the 26 atolls is not only the country's main source of income, but is also the largest source of waste. In fact, every tourist who passes through the islands leaves behind ...

Terna development plan: two new submarine cables for the island of Giglio and Favignana

Terna accelerates on the ecological transition with 18,1 billion in investments planned over the next 10 years, planning over 30 new infrastructure projects. The objective of the new Development Plan, presented by the CEO Stefano Donnarumma, is to favor the energy transition, the development and integration of renewable sources, with a 25% increase in investments compared to the previous Plan. ...

Astypalea in Greece becomes a true laboratory of the energy transition

In Astypalea, the butterfly-shaped island in the Aegean sea, the electric revolution has begun. Two thirds of the vehicles are in fact being replaced by electric cars, bicycles and scooters, progressively powered by renewable sources. Traditional vehicle rental activities will also be transformed into shared mobility services, which will replace and make more efficient the ...

Among the 28 projects of the Nesoi Consortium for the islands, six are Italian

28 projects have been selected for the energy transition of the European islands by the NESOI Consortium, of which the Italian company Sinloc is the coordinator and leader. These are projects "that will guarantee clean energy for large and small islands, which will avoid the emission of 300 thousand tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere per year, will guarantee savings in energy produced ...

In Capraia a community project to dispose of asbestos

The disposal of asbestos, especially for smaller and more isolated areas, requires significant costs and logistical problems related to the distance from the mainland which very often do not facilitate the disposal of this material. The island of Capraia demonstrates that it is possible to team up between individuals. The Capraia Smart Island Conference joined an initiative wanted by the Association ...

In the draft PNRR, 200 million euros foreseen to guarantee the energy self-sufficiency of 19 smaller Italian islands

In the draft of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), the cornerstone of the Next Generation EU program at the basis of European funds for reconstruction and growth after the pandemic, Mission 2 is dedicated to the ecological transition and an investment plan of 200 million to ensure the energy self-sufficiency of small islands. ...

Seychelles model: natural parks and trekking for eco-sustainable and safe tourism

An eco-sustainable (almost) covid-free (terrestrial) paradise, the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, are one of the 25 "biodiversity hotspots" (hot spots in the true sense of the word for climate and biodiversity) in the world and among the few which provides for herd immunity by the end of March. The local authorities, in fact, have declared that they have already been vaccinated ...