On April 28th 2021 took place the event " Circular urban transition policies and governance" - Digital Green Weeks ECOMONDO promoted by ICESP, the Italian Platform of Stakeholders for the Circular Economy, which aims to start transition processes towards the circular economy and in which converge numerous actors representing companies,... more
Year 2020. Cities are changing, the international scientific community has predicted that by 2050 the European urban areas will host 82% of the population. The demographic change will require a profound transformation of the urban environment, its socio-economic fabric and public services offered to citizens.  In this context, the... more
On September 24th, 2020 took place in Italy, strictly online, the Bioeconomy day, entirely dedicated to the Bio and Circular Economy, organized by the National Technological Cluster "SPRING". The Liguria region also participated in this day with BioLig event, organized by TICASS (Innovative Technologies for Environmental Control and... more
Over the past four years several European Union research and innovation projects were realized with stakeholders to analyze the impact on the climate and demonstrate the added value of climate services compared to "business as usual" practices. The main feature of climate services is the capacity to transform scientific knowledge ... more
The Italian city of Genoa has realized a summary of the city’s measures in response to the Covid19 pandemic. The presentation describes a progressive approach where the focus was primarily on the city’s community and on the continuity management. Meanwhile, the city prepares for reboot, resilient and sustainable growth after the crisis... more
The Council of Europe Development Bank financed the city of Genoa to support the development of a resilience plan to meet ecological, economic and social challenges. Due to its particular territorial morphology the city has experienced four major floods in the last 50 years, making it more vulnerable to natural disasters. Today, Genoa is one of the... more
An example from the Municipality of Genoa. Starting from March 2020 in Italy, during the full crisis due to the Covid-19 virus, the city of Genoa moved quickly to face the emergency and act on the short and medium term. The main goal? Ensuring to the population trust and continuity management with coping activities and, on the same time, keeping... more
August, 2020 The mayors of several European cities that have recently received funds from the CEB, Council of Europe Development Bank, participated in the series of interviews called "Cities for Recovery" focused on the management and recovery plans for the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. All mayors answered to the same set... more
Due to the impact of industry on the environment it’s clear that both humidity and temperatures are rising. In line with the EU 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the Pact of Amsterdam* defines Climate Adaptation as one of the 12 Priority themes to be addressed by the Urban Agenda for the EU. This is an inclusive, new... more