What is the goal of the investment?
Transform 19 small islands into an equal number of laboratories for the development of models that are "100% green" and self-sufficient. The interventions, scaled to each island, involve the electrical and water network, renewable energies, the management of waste and zero emissions transportation (boats and buses included). The motto: integrated and efficient management of resources.
- Reduce the gaps in standards of living
- Gender equality
The small islands must confront many difficult challenges, such as the lack of connection with the mainland, the need for greater energy efficiency, the poor water supply, and the complicated process of waste management. Thus their ecological transition can become a laboratory for the development of "100 percent green" and self-sufficient models. The initiative supports the life of 19 small islands with a mix of actions tailored to launching sustainable development there: the investments involve not only the electrical network and related infrastructure, aimed at guaranteeing the continuity and safety of provision and facilitating the integration of renewable sources, but will proceed according to an integrated logic of efficient resource management. On the agenda are the optimisation of differentiated waste collection, new facilities for producing electricity from renewable sources (including waves and tides), storage devices, smart grids, innovative systems for managing and tracking consumption, integration of the electricity system with the island's water system, desalination systems, construction or adaptation of cycling paths, car or scooter sharing, and services/infrastructure for electric transportation.
Optimization of separate waste collection.
New facilities for the production of electricity from renewable resources.
New storage systems, smart grids, innovative systems for managing and monitoring consumption.
Integration of the Islands' electric and water systems.
Desalination systems, construction or upgrading of cycling paths and sustainable transport services.
Construction or adaptation of cycling paths and cero emission transportation services (buses, boats).