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In 2018 Phoresta strongly committed itself to the environment with a wide range of initiatives. We have organized conferences, planted new forests, offset CO2 emissions and so on. Sometimes we acted directly, sometimes in collaboration with other institutions or organizations. Before filing 2018, we deem necessary to recall all these actions, as an impulse to...

With this post, we finish the presentation of the meeting 'Climate change. The town and its green. Conscious use of the territory' which took place Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Carpi at the auditorium Carlo Rustichelli. Carlo Manicardi and Guido Barbieri presented the first two reports. Now we’ll talk about the third one, presented by...

Financial investors are paying more and more attention to sustainability and to the environment. Indeed, the Italian magazine “Focus Risparmio” published an interesting interview with Luciano Diana, Senior Investment Manager of Pictet Asset Management and Head of the Global Environmental Opportunities Fund. Diana intends to identify investment opportunities that respect the ESG indexes that are...

What is road pricing? It is the urban toll paid by people who go to the city center by car. But why do we talk about it? Because Road Pricing is a policy that can guide urban mobility choices towards more sustainable and ultimately more environment-friendly solutions. Road Pricing tries to reduce the negative effects...

We keep on showing you some important parts of the article ‘Chemists can help to solve the air-pollution health crisis’ published in Nature magazine. In our post No. 44 we stated how poor air quality is one of the leading five health risks worldwide. This time we are going to give you some figures: around...

Phoresta newsletter has reached its 50th. number. Let’s remind quickly what happened since the firts number released in October 2015. We have noticed that the interest in our publication has grown. This was detected by our browser Trustmailer which provides an accurate indication of how many of the approximately 25.000 e-mails sent to our readers...

The fate of trees in this historical moment? Lights and shadows, as we will see. These days, we have been very impressed by the images of the woodlands of Belluno razed to the ground by a windstorm. We could say 'hard times for the trees'. But we also read about a German boy who managed to...

From 28 to 30 September 2018, the event 'A seminar la buona pianta' was held in Milan, also called 'Noi, le piante e l'ambiente'. The Art Director, Mrs. Giovanna Zucconi, clarifies that this festival or collective walk - active since 2012 - does not take place only in Milan, but also in several other Italian...

How can we protect the environment from its many enemies? In several ways, of course, but the most important is the legislation that deals with environmental crimes. In this context, we deem it useful to hear the opinion of one of the most popular magistrates who, since 1970, has been dealing with environmental crimes. Until...

What are the health risks in the food chain caused by environmental pollutants? The conference sponsored by of the Scientific Society "Lazzaro Spallanzani" of the Order of Physicians of Reggio Emilia  has provided well.grounded answers to this relevant question. The event - organized in collaboration with the Association of Physicians for the Environment (ISDE Italy),...

Is it possible to combine a strong (and fast) economic growth with a scrupulous respect of sustainability? According to a well substantiated and detailed article (Steps to the digital Silk Road) published by Mr. Guo Huadong in the Nature magazine, yes it is. Mr. Guo Huadong is the President of the DBAR that is the...

In our News Letter we often talked about James Hansen, an important American astrophysicist and climatologist. He is well known and appreciated for his research on climatology and climate change. He regularly publishes research contributions on these issues. Recently we read his post "Global Warming and East Coast Hurricanes ". For further information you may...

We interview the staff of Directa Plus, founded by CEO Giulio Cesareo, one of the leading producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Graphene-based products by Directa Plus are natural, chemical-free, carried out in a sustainable way, and custom-blended for commercial applications in the following areas: smart textiles, elastomers,...