The Sustainable Islands Observatory aims to quantify what is happening in the smaller Italian islands related to the energy, water, waste, and mobility sectors . The main point is to encourage an acceleration to achieve a sustainable transition focused on these such as natural and fascinated territories by reports, workshops, conferences, and news.
The smaller Italian islands can today turn from very often inefficient models, because they depend on exchanges of energy and matter with the mainland, to innovative models in the adoption of sustainable systems for the supply of clean energy and water management, for the recovery and recycling of waste and for zero-emission mobility. Because the climatic transition that we urgently need to stop the growth of the planet's temperature can link together the objectives of a 100% clean energy model, focused on renewable sources, with that of a virtuous management of the water and materials cycle able to bring positive innovations in agriculture, construction, in the various activities that take place on the islands.
Thanks to their peculiar isolation, islands can develop innovative research projects and measure the benefits of the transition to more sustainable models. This evolution isn't only focused on technology, but it should involve local communities and it should help the integration of renewable plants in the island landscape.
The observatory examines with numbers and analysis the situation of each Italian island and, in particular, of the smaller inhabited islands , and it would like to build partnerships and agreements with all the subjects involved on that issues.
In parallel, look at experiments and innovations underway in the world, with particular attention to the Mediterranean and Europe, where the feasibility and advantages of a 100% renewable scenario and various projects that focus on environmental sustainability are already being demonstrated. The interest of these experiences also lies in the fact that the results have been achieved by enhancing the local natural resources and stimulating local economies, involving the resident communities. And for this very reason they represent excellent examples that must be known and replicated in the Mediterranean.