The second Clean Energy for EU Islands forum will take place in the island of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands of Spain, on 5 November 2018. Bringing together high-level speakers from EU institutions, national ministers from several Member States, local authorities, citizens' organizations, business and academia, its aim is to share best practices and enhance collaboration to advance the clean energy transition on EU islands and discuss progress on the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative. Islands and island regions face a particular set of energy challenges linked to their special geographic and climatic conditions. The Initiative promotes the energy self-reliance of islands, encourages the reduction of imported fossil fuel dependency, and facilitates the adoption of the best available clean technologies in islands.
The Initiative is part of the European Commission’s ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans' package, and was endorsed by a Political Declaration on Clean Energy for EU Islands, signed in Valletta, Malta, in May 2017. The Commission is committed to ensuring that the energy concerns of island inhabitants are at the forefront of the energy transition and are key to policy developments.
The first Forum, officially launching the Initiative, took place in Chania, Greece, in September 2017. This year’s agenda will focus on taking stock of the Initiative's first year, and finding ways to accelerate the clean energy transition on islands, ensure secure and cheap energy, and create local jobs. The Forum is organised by the Secretariat for the Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative on behalf of the European Commission and co-hosted by the Government of the Canary Islands.
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19 October 2018