EU and non EU Islands: showcasing best practice from around the world

As climate change vulnerability and sustainable development challenges are becoming more apparent and urgent, islands around the globe are leading the way in renewable energy solutions and serve as laboratories for transformational clean energy shifts.

This session will be part of a broader discussion theme at the EU Sustainable Energy Week focusing on islands as key players for clean energy transition. The session will be an opportunity for EU and non-EU islands to share best available, tailor-made solutions for decarbonisation and give an international cooperation perspective. Decarbonisation projects from islands around the globe will be presented.

The session will build on the external dimension of the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative and on the  European Commission's commitment at COP 23 to support the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy (IRIE), an initiative that assists Small Island States in their implementation of the renewable energy and energy efficiency components of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to implement the Paris Agreement.

Speakers

Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission for the European Union
Maldives
Head of Unit International Relations and Enlargement, DG Energy
European Commission
Head of EU Office
Balearic Islands
Director Planning and Programme Support
IRENA
Chairman of the Regional Committee of Innovation; Technical counselor in economy, innovation and energy
Reunion Island
Deputy Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, DG DEVCO
European Comission