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Over Half of Italian Teens Believe that Climate Change Issues Need to be Addressed Primarily by Economically Advanced Countries
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Over Half of Italian Teens Believe that Climate Change Issues Need to be Addressed Primarily by Economically Advanced Countries

Climate change is a topic that has often been debated in Italy among different generations, especially in recent years due to the frequent climatic events occurred around the world. Nearly a month after the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day (22nd of April 2022), young teens showed an increasing concern toward the issue. Last year, the...

Extreme Weather Events, Almost One Per Day in 2021, Show Italy’s Unpreparedness and Mismanagement
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Extreme Weather Events, Almost One Per Day in 2021, Show Italy’s Unpreparedness and Mismanagement

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Italy Country Manager Andrea Bruno   Extreme Weather Events, Almost One Per Day in 2021, Show Italy’s Unpreparedness and Mismanagement Italy has seen a sharp increase in natural disasters with more than 1,400 extreme weather events registered in 2021 (+65%), including floods, storms, heatwaves, and fires. This is...

The Italian Recovery Plan is Not in Line with EU’s 2030 Climate Objectives
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The Italian Recovery Plan is Not in Line with EU’s 2030 Climate Objectives

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Italy Country Manager Andrea Bruno  The two Climate Scorecard country climate commitment goals consist of reducing emissions by 50% by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Italy is on track at least as far as these objectives are concerned. Indeed, being part of the EU, Italy shares...

Italy Spotlight: Trento Leads in Urban Sustainability
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Italy Spotlight: Trento Leads in Urban Sustainability

By Climate Scorecard Italy Country Manager Andrea BrunoIn Italy, as described in the graph below, the proportion of the population living in cities has increased progressively, reaching 70.74% in 2019 (World Bank, 2021). Along with the beneficial effects of urbanization, such as job creation and fostered economic growth, urbanization also has resulted in growing environmental pressures,...

Legambiente and The Climate Route in Italy
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Legambiente and The Climate Route in Italy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Italy Country Manager Andrea Bruno   Legambiente is a well-known Italian non-profit organization founded in 1980 as part of efforts to prevent Italy from adopting nuclear power. Legambiente is the most prominent and widespread environmental organization in Italy with two headquarters in Rome and Milan, 20 regional coordination...

Energia Agricola a km 0: the First 100% Renewable Agro-Energy Community in Italy
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Energia Agricola a km 0: the First 100% Renewable Agro-Energy Community in Italy

By Climate Scorecard Italy Country Manager Andrea Bruno Italy has made strong progress in energy policy development, notably through the publication of the National Energy Strategy in 2013 (IEA, 2021). Such policy is strongly pro-renewables, which spurred exceptional growth in the renewable energy sector. Indeed, Italy reached its 2020 energy strategy target of 17% of renewables...

Climate Mitigation Now: Three Strategies For Italy
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Climate Mitigation Now: Three Strategies For Italy

Mitigating climate change involves reducing the flow of heat trapping greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere by either reducing sources of these gases (ie. the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heat, or transport) or enhancing carbon sinks that can accumulate and store these gases (ie. oceans, forests, and soil). Different mitigation policies like switching...

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