Green plans

By Sekhar
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

italy is gearing up to face environmental challenges. "Environmental issues would be incorporated in all aspects of policymaking," said Willer Bordon, the country's environment minister. Emphasising on global warming, Bordon said that in 1998, around 35,000 Italians died as a result of infectious diseases linked to global warming. He said that an ecotax would be introduced and the ministry would involve the general public in its decision-making process. Bordon stated that by 2002 all energy companies must generate two per cent of their power from renewable sources. The emphasis is on wind and solar energy. Italy also plans to double its renewable energy production by 2010 making it six per cent of the total power used.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.