To actually launch a Green New Deal for Italy, a broad and multi-year program with measures and objectives to 2030 is needed, which has as its central axis the fight against the climate crisis and provides for the finding of financial resources to implement it. In Europe the new European Commission and in Italy the new Government and the new majority have, for the first time, put forward the proposal to promote a "Green New Deal" to jointly address the environmental crisis, and low economic growth.
Proposals for the creation of a Green New Deal for Italy will be discussed this year at the States General of the Green Economy, the most anticipated meeting and discussion on the green economy at national level. Promoted by the National Council of the Green Economy in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and with the patronage of the Ministry of Economic Development and the European Commission, the States General of the Green Economy will be held on 5 and 6 November 2019 at the Rimini Fiera di Italian Exhibition Group, as part of Ecomondo, and their theme will be the “Green New Deal and climate challenge: objectives and path to 2030”.
The abatement of emissions is a crucial step to achieve the epochal turning point that is necessary today to ensure a future for our planet. In fact, world greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and the damage caused by the climate crisis is increasingly evident and substantial; in Italy they weighed 20 deaths and around 65 billion euros in damage between 1980 and 2017. If you expect all countries to leave at the same time, you will not arrive in time to contain the rise in temperature well below 2 ° C, as required by the Paris Climate Agreement.
This passage is considered central by the European Parliament which recently, as requested by the Netherlands, Denmark and France with the support of the President of the new Commission, voted for a resolution asking to increase the reduction commitment to 55% by 2030. What does it mean for Italy?
"Our greenhouse gas emissions, after a period of decline, are no longer decreasing in recent years." - explains Edo Ronchi, President of the Foundation for Sustainable Development - “In 2018 there were 426 million tons of CO2 equivalent, the same as in 2014. To comply with the trajectory of the Paris Agreement, which requires zero emissions to be eliminated by 2050, by 2030 it would be necessary to at least halve those of 1990, thus reducing them to about 260 million tons. With current measures, however, according to ISPRA, Italian emissions would drop to just over 380 million tons by 2030, missing the target of over 120 million tons. To the States General of the Green Economy we will ask the Government for a further effort to implement a more incisive policy and implementation of a Green New Deal in order to achieve the objectives necessary for the survival of our Planet ".
The work of the eighth edition of the States General of the Green Economy will start with the plenary session on the morning of November 5th. It will be opened by Edo Ronchi, National Council of Green Economy, who will illustrate the proposals for a Green New Deal and the 2019 Report on the state of the Green Economy and will see the participation of Roberto Gualtieri, Minister of Economy and Finance, of Sergio Costa, Minister of the Environment and of the Protection of the Territory and the Sea, and of Riccardo Fraccaro, Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
For all those interested in participating in the eighth edition of the General States of the Green Economy 2019, just follow the steps below (registration is free):
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