The Ministry for Ecological Transition of the Italian Government has been established in 2021 to replace the Ministry for the Environment, taking on all activities and extending the operational field to include further key responsibilities implicated in the process of ecological transition, namely the energy sector, with the transfer of several offices adhering to the Ministry of Economic Development. The mission of the Ministry is focussed on the achievement of three main closely-interrelated aims: the protection of nature, the environment and the sea geared towards sustainable development; ecological transition intended as evolving from an economic and social model based on intensive exploitation of environmental resources to a model aimed at protecting the wellbeing of living creatures and the territory they inhabit; an interdependency between the climate and energy challenges, with an augmented use of renewable and carbon-free energies.
Minister: Roberto Cingolani
The Campania Region, with its 6 million inhabitants, is one of the most densily populated regions in Southern Italy. The region is renowned globally for its long and fascinating history, the ancient ruins, and the key position occupied in the Italian cultural panorama. Napoli, the regional capital, is a city of remarkable beauty, highly animated and surrounded by an extraordinary natural environment, with the famous volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius and the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Naples flanked by spectacular coast lines such as the Amalfi coast (Positano, Amalfi and Ravello) and dotted with islands including Capri, Ischia and Procida with their pastel-coloured villages and small towns, nestled between the rocks and the sea. On an environmental level, the Campania Region promulgated Law n.14/2016 to establish an active undertaking geared towards the implementation of a model of circular economy, with associated aims of sustainable development and realization of the principles of a bioeconomy.
President: Vincenzo De Luca
The origins of the island of Capri date back to the 7th – 6th century BC when Aegean people founded a colony on the island. Since then, all subsequent civilizations have left lasting traces (The Roman Emperors Augustus and Tiberius lived here). As Capri evolved from an agricultural and maritime economy towards a tourist economy, it has gained services and infrastructures rendering the area the modern and efficient international tourist resort that it is today. It has been the vacationing place for famous writers, artists, scientists, royalty and politicians from all over the world, lured by the mild climate, the numerous natural wonders and historic monuments. From an administrative point of view, the island is divided into two municipalities, Capri and Anacapri. The town is managed by means of a distribution of tourist flows throughout the year, with particular emphasis on the protection and conservation of the environment. Capri boasts a series of advanced waste collection and sanitation services and modern waste management strategies (separate collection, composting, etc.)
Mayor: Marino Lembo
ENEA is the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and citizens in the sectors of energy, the environment and sustainable economic development. Since its foundationin the 1960s, its strengths have been applied research, technology transfer and technical-scientific support to companies, associations, territories, central and local administrations: for this reason - unlike other research institutions - the Agency depends on the Ministry of Economic Development.
Among the emerging issues, ENEA supports the productive system as well as public authorities (Ministry of environment and Ministry of economic development in particular) in the transition towards the circular economy and the resource efficiency.
The Institute acts under the vigilance and policy guidance of the Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea (Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare).