Faced with the lack of local conventional energies available, many islands are forced to import and/or use fossil fuels from the continent. These are choices that lead to dependence, which are also often expensive, generating a strong ecological footprint as well as greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change. In other cases, the energy needs of households generate a lot of pressure on local environments and fragile island ecosystems.

One solution is to favour the Island’s natural capital and to promote locally available energy: relying for example on solar energy, wind power, biomass or geothermal energy, using marine energies or fuels generated from terrestrial plants (coconut oil...) and marine plants (phytoplankton).

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Sustainable Islands

Bastide Beaumanoir
3 rue Marcel Arnaud
13100 Aix en Provence

Tel. +33 (0)4 42 91 64 22
secretariat@smilo-program.org

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