The States General of the Green Economy, now in their 6th edition, are a multi-stakeholder process, are promoted by the National Council of the green economy, composed by 66 business organisations (the complete list is avaible to this link), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economic Development. The Sustainable Development Foundation is charged by the National Council to carry out the function of technical support of the initiative.

The aim is to develop, through a “participatory elaboration method”, a programmatic platform able to promote a green economy in Italy through the analysis of positive potentials and obstacles, as well as policies and measures needed to improve the ecological quality of the strategic sectors. The ambition is to promote a re-orientation of the Italian economy towards a green economy in order to open new opportunities for sustainable development.

The initiative takes place throughout the year thanks to the activity of 9 working groups involving the principal stakeholders and experts of the sector in the following topics: architecture for the green economy in the cities; the National Energetic Strategy and the Paris Agreement; eco-innovation in the circular economy; the mobility of the future; green economy and industrial policies; the Green Public Procurement; the Natural Capital and the role of enterprises; the sustainable forest management; the water management.

The past edition has seen the participation of more than 350 experts in the working groups and close to 3000 participants to the final event dedicated to the presentation of the outputs.

This year the final event will take place on the 7th and 8th November 2017, in Rimini, during Ecomondo, articulated in one plenary opening session, 5 parallel thematic session and one plenary closing session.


States General of the Green Economy “At a glance”