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The Commitments of the Cities and Territories of Italy for the Climate

The Commitments of the Cities and Territories of Italy for the Climate
Year of publication2011
Publisher(s)Italian Local Agenda 21 Association
National Association of Regions and Local Authorities for Sustainable Development
Website: www.a21italy.it
Languageen
Purchasehttp://www.a21italy.it/medias
Page(s)36
Publication typeJournal, booklet
The Charter of the Cities and Territories of Italy for the Climate, elaborated in collaboration with ANCI and UPI, represents the shared position of the Italian local authorities and regions regarding local policies in favour of the climate.
From urban planning to mobility, from energy planning to eco-efficient and sustainable management of public buildings, there are many actions that each local authority can realise, often of great importance due to the results that they can yield, to reach the objective expressed in the Charter of the Cities and Territories of Italy for the Climate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 20% and to increase the social, environmental and economic equilibrium of the territory. In order to contribute to the identification of the actions on which to concentrate efforts and to maximise results, in Arenzano (GE), in the context of the Assembly of the Association in 2009, the participatory elaboration of the attachment to the Charter was begun: a document that proposes to articulate the objective of the local or territorial authority that signs the Charter in a series of concrete actions, achievable and measurable, due to the fact that they take inspiration from successful pioneering experiences carried out by certain local authorities. The areas of intervention identified refer to actions both of mitigation and of adaptation to climate change.
This document, progressively refined through subsequent contributions, was presented on the 12th of December in the Bella Center in Copenhagen, the seat of COP 15, and adopted by the Assembly of the Association in 2010 in Comiso (RG), and proposes itself as the reference tool for local climate action in Italy.