Under the 2030 Energy and Climate framework and the Energy Union the EU aims to maintain its leadership in climate action and deliver secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for all.

In its work, the Islands Commission reminds that islands are vulnerable territories with regards to climate change, as well as to energy supply and competitiveness.

It argues for the facilitation of investments in interconnections and storage infrastructure to increase islands’ security of supply and allow the exploitation of their renewable energy resources.

It also argues for the potential of islands to become pioneers in climate action and energy transition by delivering innovative smart solutions.

The Islands Commission also calls for the expansion of technical assistance and capacity building programmes that can support local and regional authorities to deliver sustainable energy investments.