European Islands pioneering the Green Transition and the sustainable use of natural resources

Watch or rewatch of #EURegionsWeek session co-organised with the CPMR Islands Commission, DAFNI and the Balearic Islands Government.

Speakers’ slides

In the current context, REPowerEU has reminded the urgent need to accelerate the energy transition. This #EURegionsWeek session examines how island stakeholders are already invested in this mission, developing innovative solutions related to climate mitigation and adaptation as well as the use of natural resources.

Watch the interactive panel discussion featuring frontrunners from different sectors (regional government, EU, academia, etc.) and islands coming from different parts of Europe (Balearic Islands, Greek Islands, Azores, Mayotte, etc.).

Panellists provide concrete examples of their islands’ involvement in delivering green transition through green hydrogen, marine renewable energy, solar renewables, storage, energy communities etc., but also thanks to decarbonisation policies. The examples presented are models towards higher energy independence, a better security of supply and better grid stability while reducing energy costs. Participants also discuss the needs and challenges that remain, and how best to address them, with a view to foster interregional cooperation.