Italy

italy

Italy is the fourth largest economy in Europe. The country’s GDP is made up by the sectors agriculture (1.8%), industry  (25%), and services – trade, finance, transportation, tourism (73.1%).

In eco-innovation scoreboard index Italy presents quite a strong performance with respect to the other European countries, and it is the 9th ranked country in EU28. In particular, Italy excels with respect to the European average under the dimensions “Eco- innovation activities”, “Eco-innovation outputs”, “Resource efficiency outcomes” and “Socio- Economic outcomes”. However, the dimension “Eco-Innovation inputs” it is 25% lower than the EU average

Italy’s eco-innovation and circular economy development are characterised by the increase in recycling activities (e.g. in textile, mineral oil, packaging, construction waste, etc), strong R&D performance in water pollution abatement, waste management, and renewable energy areas, as well as by the initiatives in industrial symbiosis.

The still-low private and public R&D expenditures can be explained by the Italian industrial structure, which is mainly composed of small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and family businesses, which have only limited access to credit and often are not of a large enough scale to undertake R&D projects. Nevertheless, the country shows great potential for specialising in renewable energy technologies, which have been well supported by policies and regulations .

2015 Eco-innovation Scoreboard ranking and eco-innovation index composites for Italy

Italy 

Italy_radar

   Database


“Al Mare in Treno”

italy_Mare_resizedAn alternative to the classic model "driving holiday", opting for more sustainable solutions.

The winner of the 2012 “Premio Sodalitas Social Award”, is based on a strategy of co-marketing with Trenitalia and is designed to offer tourists an alternative to the classic model "driving holiday", opting for more sustainable solutions.

The way it works is that hotels in Rimini and Riccione offer reimbursement of rail fares for one week stays (half board or full board) while the weekend price is discounted by 10%. All guests benefiting from the promotion are also entitled to furhter public transport discounts,  free admission to museums and discounts for the most famous amusement parks of the Riviera.

Promoting the use of rail as a means of transport for leisure trips has fostered a greater awareness on issues of sustainable tourism and raised people’s awareness (including tourists, tour operators, travel agencies and rail personnel) of environmental issues. Another major objective of this campaign was to reduce car traffic in the vicinity of the destinations involved, which translates into a saving of CO2 emissions and improved quality of  life of citizens and tourists.

Social Performance

Improved quality of the life of citizens and tourists.

Environmental Impact

Reduced car traffic in the vicinity of the destinations involved, which translates into a saving of CO2 emissions.

Further Information

Source: www.almareintreno.it

Souce picture: www.almareintreno.it

Thus, the computer has the ability in a specific city at a particular when finasteride online sent direct to the home buy propecia and send it to those who wanted to catch sight of.


Eco Innovation in Practice in Italy

Prev Next

MaterBi ® Biodgradeab…

MaterBi ® Biodgradeable plastic

The company Novamont was founded in 1990. It appears that the biodegradable plastic Mater Bi ® was first used in 1992. Mater-Bi® is an innovative... Read more

01 Mar 2011 Hits:7433 Italy

Oxygen – cargo scoote…

Oxygen – cargo scooters for fleet service (postal service etc.)

Oxygen, a spin-off from bicycle producer Atala established in 2000, produces fully electrical cargo scooters that are meant to serve predominantly fleet services in urban... Read more

01 Mar 2011 Hits:11012 Italy

Intesa Sanpaolo – Off…

Intesa Sanpaolo – Office and IT use - energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

Intesa SanPaolo Spa Bank, the second largest bank institute in Italy, operates an estimated number of 60,000 computers (data Intesa Sanpaolo 2009) within their central... Read more

01 Mar 2011 Hits:6450 Italy

Arendi – CdTe photovo…

Arendi – CdTe photovoltaic modules

The company Arendi was founded in 2004. Arendi is a start-up involved in the design, manufacturing, commissioning and management of a production line of photovoltaic... Read more

01 Mar 2011 Hits:9293 Italy

Microfinishing

Microfinishing

The project microfinishing "sustainable process of surface treatment of the porcelain gres" (LIFE02 ENV/IT/000052) was developed by the company Ceramica Fondovalle of Modena with the... Read more

01 Mar 2011 Hits:5205 Italy

Pomì trace - sistema …

The project objectives are to satisfy customers through the clear identification of actors, operative settings, involved skills and context of production. Identification of the specific... Read more

22 Mar 2012 Hits:4536 Italy

Wind generator "libel…

Taking advantage of the research on  lighter and more resistant materials, and new technology solutions,  a new concept of wind turbine has taken shape, more... Read more

22 Mar 2012 Hits:6389 Italy

Residence verdiana in…

The innovation is an apartment building with Zero Thermal Consumption, designed to achieve excellence in terms of energy efficiency, comfort, reduction of costs and emissions... Read more

22 Mar 2012 Hits:4006 Italy

Eco supermarket in Co…

In September, Coop Adriatica have opened in Conselice (RA) a supermarket designed with the latest environmental technologies, which mitigate the energy consumption and pollutant emissions,... Read more

22 Mar 2012 Hits:4548 Italy

“Al Mare in Treno”

“Al Mare in Treno”

An alternative to the classic model "driving holiday", opting for more sustainable solutions. Read more

05 Dec 2012 Hits:3145 Italy

“Amesis”

“Amesis”

A new advanced model for estimation of surface solar irradiance from satellite. Read more

05 Dec 2012 Hits:3078 Italy

GIANT-GIEM … l' energ…

GIANT-GIEM … l' energia delle onde

The GIANT & GIEM system objective is the production at competitive costs and low environmental impact of electric power, hydrogen, and low cost desalinated water... Read more

05 Dec 2012 Hits:3381 Italy

.