Ecological Transition

Sicily is particularly vulnerable to climate change and the intensification of extreme weather conditions and natural disasters. Adaptation and resilience to climate change concern both the physical and cultural spheres. Waste management is also a critical problem. Tourism attractiveness, a significant sector of the local economy, should be unleashed in a way that is also sustainable. The SEF funds ecological transition initiatives including – but not restricted to – the following pressing issues:

– Implementing awareness campaigns to inform the public and promote measures we can take to adapt to climate change.

– Advocating for responsible waste management.

– Improving water security and drought management.

– Promoting ecotourism models.

– Strengthening a new governance of sustainability raising awareness of institutions, businesses, and the local population.

– Promoting and supporting community-led renewable energy projects.


Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation - United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action - United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17:Partnerships for the Goals - United Nations Sustainable Development

Ecological Transition Grants

  • Unpacked shopping

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  • Plastic free schools small islands

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  • Aeolian Islands Preservation Foundation initiatives

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