MoEF: “CO2 emissions down over the next three years”
“Reduction from 7.3 to 7.1 tons per capita.” The 2020 report on Fair and Sustainable Well-being
“Italy, among few countries that have met the Europe 2020 targets in the environmental field, is
well on the way to reducing emissions.” This was underlined by Minister of Economy, Roberto
Gualtieri, during the presentation of the 2020 edition of the report on Fair and Sustainable
Well-being (Benessere Equo e Sostenibile, BES), sent over to Parliament on Monday.
The BES report, which analyzes the evolution of fair and sustainable well-being indicators on the basis of the effects of the latest Budget Law, provides for an increase in disposable income and a reduction in inequalities and emissions. For that purpose, the Budget Law 2020 actually "dedicates new funds for environmental sustainability and takes the first steps towards a taxation more oriented towards health and the reduction of pollution.”
Consequently, the estimates indicate a further decrease in CO2 emissions. In detail, the ISTAT-ISPRA indicator of per capita emissions went down from 9.6 tons in 2008 to a minimum of 7.2 tons in 2014. With the recovery of the economy, the value then went back to 7.4 in the 2015-2017 three-year period but returned to 7.3 tons in 2018. The MoEF projections now indicate a further decrease to 7.2 tons in 2019 and 2020 and to 7.1 tons in 2021 and 2022. “As throughout this period the added value would increase in real terms, this indicates that the emission intensity per unit of output is in the process of being reduced," notes the BES 2020.
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20 February 2020 - 15:44 CET