General policy documents
Strategia Nazionale di Adattamento ai Cambiamenti Climatici
The elaboration of the National Adaptation Strategy in Italy started in 2012 when the Ministry of Environment and Territory and Sea Protection entrusted the Euro-Mediterranean center of Climate Changes of the technical-scientific activities coordination. In parallel, the Ministry created an institutional consultation gathering the public institutions involved in the climate change management. The private stakeholders, ONG and the civil society have been consulted also through a series of online inquiries realized between 2012 and 2014.
The strategy is based principally on three documents:
• A technical-scientific report evaluating risks connected to water management and extreme climatic events with a focus on some specific questions like the evaluation of cost impacts and the more fragile zones (Alps, Appennines, Po valley).
• A technical juridic report exploring the existing European normative instruments and the perspective of their application in Italy and the strategies of other countries.
• A synthesis of the elements for the strategy giving a national vision of how to face the climate change impacts in different socio-economics natural and in natural systems, and on how to take advantage of the eventual opportunities that the new conditions could create. It also gives a focus on cultural heritage in consideration of its relevance in the country and of the risk of its possible damages.
Sixth National Communication under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Italy has invested significant resources to help developing countries adapt to climate change and develop on a low-emission path and wishes that future climate change negotiations will contribute to define an institutional framework to enhance such international cooperation. In such respect Italy welcomes the
result of the latest United Nations climate conference of held in Warsaw and is ready to do its part to prepare the ground for the adoption by 2015 of a new legally-binding global agreement containing emission commitments by all countries and enhancing the institutional framework to promote sustainable
development both in developing and developed countries.