Documents de politique générale

Strategia Nazionale di Adattamento ai Cambiamenti Climatici

Ministero dell’ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare
16 giugno 2015, Ministerial Decree n. 8

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.

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Margaretha Breil & Katie Johnson, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
November 2015

Sixth National Communication under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
December 2013

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.

Hubert Mazurek

Associations, Fondations et Initiatives privées

Kyoto Club

National non-profit research organization

Kyoto Club is a non-profit organisation founded in February 1999. Its members are business companies, associations and local municipalities and governments engaged in reaching the greenhouse gases reduction targets set by the Kyoto Protocol. To reach its goals, the Kyoto Club promotes awareness-raising initiatives, information and training to foster energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and sustainable mobility. Directed at public decision-makers, the Kyoto Club puts forward policy proposals to make more and more environmentally friendly decisions in the energy field.

Local Agenda 21 in Italy

Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane

The Local Agenda 21 is made up of Italian Regions and local authorities involved in the life of the Association to improve the management of the environment and to make Sustainable Development a step further towards a more equitable future. The tasks of the coordination are :
• the promotion and the networking,
• the incentive and the development of information exchange between authorities and operators.

Italian Smart Cities

National cities network created by the National Association of Italian Municipalities - Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani (ANCI)

The platform created by ANCI, on the basis of the analysis carried out by the Smart City Observatory, is an operational tool for mapping, collecting and cataloging the project’s interventions on smart cities across the country. It aims to offer support to municipalities of all sizes both in terms of ideas and experiences to be replicated, and for the creation of a network of individuals who are able to promote innovation in the territories.

Observatoires urbains et climatiques

Osservatorio nazionale città clima

The national observatory for climate change adaptation in cities and territories is promoted by the University IUAV of Venice and Legambiente. It was established in 2013 after the international conference "The climate changes the cities" (Venice, May 2013). The objective is to contribute to research on climate change impacts in the Italian territories, in particular in urban areas, and a to the networking between international public and private organizations, universities and institutions.

The main activities are :
• Elaborate and diffuse information, data, studies and research on climate change adaptation ;
• Promote research activity on planning, design and urban management in a context of climate change ; develop monitoring and research activities on territorial and environmental transformations in order to understand the necessary down scalings of the expected global impacts ;
• Collaborate with the Italian and international networks of cities and territories, with research organizations and with national and international research projects ;
• Organize international conferences on climate change adaptation and mitigation, research workshops for the understanding of local processes and impacts and management issues, plan and design in a context of climate change.

The website of the project proposes an interactive plan of climate event impacts in urban areas, infrastructures and historical assets since 2000. It contains also a catalogue of international planning and design of climate change adaptation best practices.

Textes et réseaux scientifiques

Il clima cambia le città : strategie di adattamento e mitigazione nella pianificazione urbanistica.

Musco, F. and Zanchini, E. (dir.)

Éditions Franco Angeli, Milano.

The volume has been conceived within the activities of the Osservatorio Città-Clima created by Legambiente and IUAV University of Venice, with the contribution of number of researchers of different italian universities, international research centers, cities networks and associations. The objective is to try to answer to some relevant questions : how cities have to face climate changes in order to reduce risks and impacts ? Which strategies are needed in the field of planning instruments and city and territorial management ? How changes the culture of urban project in a context of adaptation to complex processes involving urban areas, ecosystems and infrastructures ?
The book closes with an overview on Lima Cop 20.

Federica Gatta
November 2015

Il clima cambia le città. Conferenza sull’adattamento climatico in ambito urbano - Climate changes cities. Conference on climate adaptation in urban areas

Musco, F. and Zanchini, E. (dir.)

The international conference on adaptation in Venice urban context, promoted by Legambiente and IUAV University of Venice, had the objective of understanding the climate question as a priority of the Italian government agenda.

The conference was addressed to policy makers (cities, cities networks) and private and public research centers (universities, organizations) involved in solutions, techniques and policy design experimentations for adaptation.

Federica Gatta
November 2015

Comprendere i cambiamenti climatici. Pianificare per l’adattamento - Understanding climate change. Planning for adaptation

Filpa, A, and Ombuen, S. (dir.)

Urbanistica 3, n° 5.

This monographic number of the Urbanistica 3 revue, has the objective of making a state of art of the research, programs, planning actions and institutional involvements that face the challenge of climate change adaptation in Italy. It shows the important progresses in the scientific-disciplinar context, in the national application of european strategies specifically in the city of Rome (included in the Rockfeller Foundation program 100 Resilient cities).

Federica Gatta
November 2015

— Villes