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Clean energy for EU islands

Islands Transition Handbook

Publication Date
EU Islands Secretariat
Publishing Organisation and Month/Year
Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat / 2020
Report type

The Islands Transition Handbook is an action-oriented guide to start and help navigate the transition towards clean energy for your island. The handbook instructs on how to develop a Clean Energy Transition Agenda and provides inspiration for the next steps as well as a check-list for clean energy transition management.

Pulling together valuable experiences from the Clean Energy Transition Agendas that are ongoing on a number of frontrunning islands, this handbook stands on the shoulders of strong island histories and cultures, experiences from existing energy planning processes, and multi-stakeholder engagement projects. The handbook provides background and current thinking, whilst offering practical examples for transition, tools for further reading and performance indicators for self-assessment of the ongoing process.

The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat provides a range of support activities and more importantly, all the islands active within the initiative contribute a wealth of practical experiences worth learning from. Therefore, the handbook can serve as a starting point to find inspiration and contacts in the EU island community to kick-start, re-start or further boost the decarbonisation of your island.


 See also English (summary for policy-makers)



CETA handbook (English)
(2.54 MB - PDF)