“climate change is perceived as the decisive challenge of our time, as it puts life and the means of subsistence on the planet in danger. These activities – which are divided into paper, forums and round tables – are coordinated by the Institute for International Policy Studies (ispi.) Among the themes addressed in this forum: the conciliation between achieving climate objectives and economic growth, the resilience of food systems to global overheating, the financing of green transition, renewable sources, the multilateral efforts to which the international community must take charge.
“We are filling the gap to achieve a true sustainable mobility”, intervened at the opening of the forum on May 10, embellishment of young people, minister of infrastructure and sustainable mobility. “But we must solve some problems, first of all technological problems, essential for achieving the objectives. The minister then underlined that, in addition to the eight billion euros already invested, 3.5 are added specifically to the green mobility of local transport.
“We understand that the challenge is not just about the public sector,” he added. “But also the private one: investing €16.2 billion in infrastructure, by this sector, means sending a clear message. “Climate change affects all our policies.”“We have the opportunity to do good things or ruin them.” jeffrey sachs, US economist and head of the center for sustainable development of columbia university, has outlined the prospects that await us in the near future.
Thirdly, international cooperation has proved very fragile, even because the institutions have permanent economic problems. “Covid-19 and climate change are global problems,” said sachs. “We cannot reopen the world if the virus is still reaping victims.
But climate change is the same: if we do not act together the results will not come.”“There is also a problem of measuring our economic growth,” added joyeeta gupta, professor of environment and development at amsterdam University. “We talk about climate change, soil degradation, but our concern remains only the pil. We have to discuss what kind of society we want to live, which unit we want to oare to compare the countries among themselves.
What role prosperity and progress must play in the calculation of gross domestic product”. Then,” he concluded, “we have to ask ourselves: resilience is good, but what is its goal? This will be ensured through three pillars: renewable energies, green hydrogen and bioenergy.
“There are numerous window opportunities, but if we don’t act quickly they will close soon.”Christmas flavioeditorial responsibility and content are edited by asvis