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Green Economy´s General Assembly, Emilia-Romagna region is questioning about sustainable policies

09 May 2017

Recently in Bologna (Italy) were discussed some topics very close to PROCURE project themes. The Emilia Romagna Region, through GreenER, the Green Economic Observatory, has taken stock of the state of play on the green economy of its industrial and territorial system. The Emilia Romagna Green Economy Observatory, which was born under the Ervet and Emilia-Romagna conventions, works to support the green economy and to support regional policies in this area.

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On 2nd May, the 2nd Green Economy´s General Assembly took part in Opificio Golinelli attended by the President of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini and the Councilors Paola Gazzolo (Councilor for the protection of the soil and the coast , Department of Agriculture, Hunting and Fishing), Raffaele Donini (Councilor for Transport, Materials and Intangible Infrastructures, Territorial Planning and Digital Agenda) and Palma Costi (Councilor for the Productive Activities, Energy Plan, Green Economy and Post-Earthquake Reconstruction ).

Interviewed by Chiara Giallonardo, a RAI television presenter, are also alternate entrepreneurs, mayors, representatives of industrial and trade associations, to illustrate all the actions undertaken on energy, sustainable mobility, climate change and urban regeneration. During the debate were also discussed the actions launched by the Region: incentives to companies investing in green economy, circular economy law, urban law on no-consumption soil, regional waste plan, investments in biological, new trains and buses to encourage the use of public transport.

In Emilia-Romagna, 27.7% of businesses (in total more than 33 thousand) have invested in green economy between 2010 and 2015 or are planning to do so. The repercussions on employment are significant: on the total last year, recruitment in the sector was 11.3%.

A strong impetus comes from the approval of the Regional Energy Plan, which aims to reduce emissions by 20% within 2020 and by 40% within 2030 compared with 1990 levels; the increase of 20% by 2020 and 27% by 2030 of the share of consumption coverage using renewable sources; the increase in energy efficiency at 20% by 2020 and 27% by 2030.

The appointment can be considered as a first glimpse of the G7 Environment meeting, which will be held in Bologna on June 11 and 12, to monitor the global climate commitments of the COP21 conference in Paris on 2015.

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