Greening the Islands Foundation

  Highlights

Gozo Island Meeting - 26th & 27th May 2022

In October 2019, Ministry for Gozo, The Gozo Business Chamber and Greening the Islands have signed an agreement granting Gozo the qualification of “Green Island Member” in the Greening the Island Observatory. The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) will be assisting the Ministry for Gozo.

 

The GTI Observatory was launched in 2018 to support the origination of sustainable projects on islands worldwide through task forces and reports, promote public-private collaboration, develop policy recommendations, identify   financing opportunities, creating coalitions for tenders, while engaging all relevant stakeholders. As part of GTI Observatory process, a meeting will take place in Gozo Island on the 26th and 27th of May 2022 and will be hosted by the local government

The meeting will involve the local key stakeholders, Ministries Representatives, Corporate, Universities and Industry Association Members and will focus on energy, water, mobility, waste, and sustainable agriculture topics.

 

The meeting will also include sessions on air quality in combination with ports electrification, bicycle business models and policy infrastructure and best practices by the GTI Corporate Members.

 

 The main target is to support the Ministry for Gozo and GRDA to develop an efficient decarbonization strategy identifying needed projects and most suitable solutions as well as possible financing opportunities for the sustainability of the island.

Final Agenda

Conference Hall, Gozo Innovation Hub, Xewkija

26th MAY

09.00   Arrival of partecipants

09.30   Welcome greetings

  • Hon. Clint Camilleri – Minister for Gozo

09.50   Introduction of the Greening the Islands Observatory and targets of the meeting

  • Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the islands

ENERGY SESSION

10.00   Overview of the status and main challenges on energy in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

10.15   Best practices on energy

  • Attilio Piattelli – GTI specialist

10.30   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Attilio Piattelli

11.15   Wrap up and conclusions

11.30   Coffee break

WATER SESSION

11.45   Overview of the status and main challenges on water in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

12.00   Best practices on water

  • Emilio Gabbrielli – GTI specialist

12.15   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Emilio Gabbrielli

13.00   Wrap up and conclusions

13.15   Lunch break

WASTE SESSION

14.30   Overview of the status and main challenges on waste in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

14.45   Best practices on waste

  • Enzo Favoino – GTI specialist

15.00   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Enzo Favoino

15.45   Wrap up and conclusions

16.00   Coffee break

16.15   Best practices by GTI Observatory Corporate Members

Moderated by Gianni Chianetta

  • Luigi Migliorini – Co-founder & CEO, Enphos
  • Albert Mallia – Naked Energy
  • Alessandro Pellicanò – Head of Global Marketing and Sales Excellence, B2G e-City, Enel X

17.15   Governance and Inclusion as driver of the sustainable transition

  • John Portelli – Professor Department of Social Justice Education & Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto | François Mifsud  – Professor Department of Inclusion, Faculty of Education, University of Malta

17.35   Final remarks of the first day

  • Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the Islands

27th MAY

MOBILITY  SESSION – LAND & SEA

09.30   Overview of the status and main challenges on mobility in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

09.45   Best practices on bycicle mobility

  • Silvia Livoni – GTI specialist Marco Pavarini  – Extragiro (Bicipolitane)

10.05   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Silvia Livoni

10.45   Wrap up and conclusions

11.00   Coffee break

11.30   Overview of the status and main challenges on maritime transport in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

11.45   Best practices on maritime transport

  • Helmut Morsi – GTI Specialist

12.00   Best practices on maritime & land transport

  • Amit Yudan – Ardan GmbH

12.10   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Helmut Morsi

12.55   Wrap up and conclusions

13.10   Lunch break

AGRICULTURE SESSION

14.00   Overview of the status and main challenges on agriculture in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

14.15   Best practices on sustainable agriculture

  • Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo – GTI specialist
  • Marina Maniati – INSULEUR expert, COMPOSE PLUS project

14.50   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo

15.35   Wrap up and conclusions

15.50   Coffee break

AIR QUALITY SESSION

16.00   Overview of the status and main challenges on air quality in Gozo

  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

16.15   Best practices on air quality

  • Paolo Barbato – GTI specialist

16.30   Round Table: proposals on the needed solutions by GTI observatory members, local institutions and other key stakeholders

Moderated by Paolo Barbato

17.15   Wrap up and conclusions

17.30   Summary of the meeting

  • Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the Islands
  • Marthese Cassar/ Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

17.45   Closing Speech: results and next steps

  • Joseph Borg – President, Gozo Business Chamber
  • Mario Borg – CEO, Gozo Regional Development Authority

18.00   End of the meeting