Energy, Circular Economy, Water, Mobility
The challenges for Italian islands and best practices from the world
" The observatory wants to deepen the situation of each Italian island with numbers and analyzes "
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 planet's temperature growth 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 particular isolation, islands can develop innovative research projects and measure the benefits of the transition to more sustainable models. This transformation is also non-technological in that it must be based on the involvement of local communities (citizens and business world) and on the integration of renewable plants in the island landscape.
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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 ongoing experiments and innovations in the world, with particular attention to the Mediterranean and Europe, where the feasibility and advantages of a 100% renewable scenario and of 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 local natural resources and stimulating the economies of the territory, involving the communities of residents. And precisely for this reason they represent excellent examples that must be known and replicated in the Mediterranean.
Good practices from Italy and the world
- San Pietro, a pilot energy community thanks to the European REACT projectThe island of San Pietro with the Municipality of Carloforte is the Italian pilot island within the project ... Read more
- Photovoltaics between present and future in the islands of Giglio and GiannutriOn the island of Giannutri, thanks to a memorandum of understanding with Terna Plus, SIE Srl (a company that ... Read more
- A Sustainability Manifesto for the Island of ElbaThe island of Elba aims to become a model of social innovation and sustainability thanks to commitment and guidance ... Read more
- Four "sentinels of the sea" for the islands of the Kingdom of NeptuneIn May 2021, a fleet of four new sweepers was inaugurated in the port of Bacoli (Naples) which ... Read more