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.