IEA joins Smart Island Congress
- Date - April 20-21, 2017
- Times - 9am-7pm
- Cost - 450 Euros
- Location - Calvia, Mallorca, Spain
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More than 120 islands will be represented to explore opportunities and challenges in tackling issues such as efficiency, urban planning and economic and social development.
Renewable energy small islands project
The IEA is currently undertaking a project using Earth observation and other environmental data sources to develop an energy planning tool suitable to support small islands in increasing use of renewable energy.
RE-SAT (Renewable Energy Space Analytics Tool) is led by the IEA, in partnership with the Government of Seychelles, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the UK Space Agency through its International Partnership Programme (IPP). IPP is a 5 year £150million programme which uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to undeveloped nations and developing economies.
Smart Island speakers
Speakers at the Smart Island World Congress include the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos, and former Spanish President, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
Participants include the ministers for Tourism for Cuba, Malta and the Dominican Republic; mayors of municipalities such as Male (Maldives); non-profit organisations such as Costa Rica Limpia; the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (Jamaica) and the African Union of Architects (Mauritius); as well as visitors and representatives of islands such as Bahrain, Bali, Corsica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.
The congress programme will revolve around four main themes:
- New Connectivities
- Urban and Social Development
- Talent and Economic Growth
- Islands of the Future
The issues discussed will include big data, sustainability in urban and tourism planning, smart mobility, education, start-ups, business models, architecture and cultural heritage.
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