Heraklion , 28th February – 1st March
The Mediterranean island of Crete is our destination for the first in situ meeting of the Greening the Islands Observatory. The full range of key local, national and international stakeholders will meet in an operational workshop that will analyze the island’s current situation and aim to identify potential projects for the self-sufficiency and sustainability of Crete.
Hosted by the regional government of Crete, the gathering on Feb. 28 – March 1 in Heraklion will bring together local administration representatives, local utilities, regional universities, corporate members of the GTI Observatory, Greening the Islands experts, etc. to discuss on energy, water, mobility and waste. An overview of local policies, regulation and permitting rules will be presented. Among participants: George Kremlis – Honorary Director, EC mandated for Circular Economy and Insularity; Stavros Arnaoutakis – Regional Governor of Crete; Nikos Kalogeris – Vice Governor on Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy; Eleni Hatziyanni – Director of Environment and Spatial Planning, Region of Crete; Maria Kassotaki, Director of Managing Authority of Crete; Representatives from Power Power Corporations, Observatory Corporate Membersand several Greening the Islands specialists for all sector.
The two days meeting include technical site visits and a press conference to communicate the results on the workshop and the 2019 Greening the Islands Observatory plan for Crete.