Where citizens, governments, corporates and academia come together to match islands needs and innovative solutions.
At the 2018 GTI international conference of Minorca, the GTI Observatory was launched, resulting from the need to give continuity to scientific exchanges that, until that time, had only taken place annually, and to support the origination of projects through task forces and reports, to promote public-private collaboration, develop policy recommendations, identify financing opportunities, creating coalitions for tenders, while engaging all relevant stakeholders.
The GTI Observatory Global Index was also launched to assess and monitor islands progress towards sustainability. More recently, GTI has even extended its project to assist islands obtain a recognized sustainable tourism certification.
The Observatory’s core pillars
We unite the island stakeholders’ voices at the regional and global level, issuing policy recommendations for decision-makers to advance islands’ sustainable transition.
We continuously explore innovative solutions and disseminate best practices for islands’ circular economy with a focus on technology, policy and finance, supporting our members’ strategies through reports and events.
We generate multiple opportunities for our members to meet up, learn from each other, strengthen cooperation through networking & coalitions for projects, and together contribute to the Observatory’s agenda.
GTI Observatory brings together policy makers and industries to agree on shared strategies and accelerate projects deployment.
GTI Observatory aggregates key stakeholders to:
Match island needs and innovative sustainable solutions
Produce reports & studies to address strategies and policies
Originate projects, business models and financing opportunities
Promote the cooperation between governments and corporates