The States General of the Green Economy, now at its 8th edition, is a multi-stakeholder process promoted by the National Council of the Green Economy, which brings together 65 business organizations (the full list is available here), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Economic Development and the European commission. The Sustainable Development Foundation provides technical support to the initiative, as requested by the National Council.
The initiative aims to develop, through a “participatory elaboration method”, a programmatic platform to promote the transition to a green economy in Italy, through the analysis of positive potentials and obstacles, as well as through the elaboration of policies and measures needed to improve the ecological quality of the various strategic sectors. The ambition is to promote a re-orientation of the Italian economy towards a green economy, thus generating new opportunities for sustainable development.
The initiative takes place throughout the year, thanks to the activity of the Council involving all relevant stakeholders and experts in the following issues: green cities; EU’s Circular Economy Package; National Energy and Climate Plan; future of mobility; EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The 2017 edition gathered more than 2500 participants to the final event dedicated to the presentation of the outputs of the process.
This year, the final event will take place on 5 – 6 November 2019, in Rimini during Ecomondo, articulated in one opening plenary session, 4 parallel thematic session and one closing plenary session.