Phoresta’s Mission is essentially that of meeting the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty on environmental issues related to global warming, undersigned on 11 December 1997 in the Japanese city of Kyoto by more than 180 countries, during the Conference of Parties (“COP3”), of the framework Convention of the United Nations on climate change.
One of the fundamental ways of combatting global warming is a reduction in CO2 emissions. Everybody produces CO2, particularly companies, urban traffic, heating etc. This gas – responsible for the greenhouse effect and hence global warming – can, however, be absorbed by plants. One of the main commitments of Phoresta, therefore, is to block deforestation and, instead, promote reforestation.
The circular economy is definitely one of the most promising systems to resolve the serious problems affecting our planet. The circular economy is a term to define an economic system conceived to regenerate on its own. According to the definition given by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in a circular economy there are two types of material flows: biological ones, able to be reintegrated into the biosphere, and technical ones, destined to be upgraded before entering into the biosphere.