Renewable Matter # 09 / March-April

Priceless and Unnoticed

by Gianfranco Bologna

We are talking about the link between the environment and the Stability Act passed just before Christmas. In particular, Art. 67 stands out for its innovative nature: it sets up the National Committee for natural capital whose activities (including the drawing up of an updated report on Italy’s natural capital state) are included in the domestic economy planning process.

It is undoubtedly a step forward that brings Italy on a par with similar realities already present or being created in several counties. For instance, the UK set up its Natural Capital Committee in 2012 (, formalized after the publication of “The Natural Choice: Securing the Value for Nature,” aiming to provide expert independent support to the...

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