Who we are

Phoresta / Who we are

Phoresta Onlus is a non-profit association officially registered in September 2012. Its founders are a group of professionals in various disciplines (economics and accountancy, agronomy and forestry, agricultural economics and business management, electronic engineering and remote sensing, marketing and communication, journalism, graphic design, the organization of events, public relations and logistics) who share a common goal – that of meeting the parameters set by the Kyoto Protoco, that is, a reduction in the atmospheric concentration of CO2 – one of the main causes of global warming. It’s one of the biggest challenges in the history of mankind.

01Mission and vision

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.

The vision is the long-term objective of creating the conditions for a more livable planet.

02Compensation projects

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.

This is, obviously, not enough, and it’s necessary to encourage companies and citizens to compensate for CO2 emissions. This is one of Phoresta’s undertakings, constantly pursued with ad hoc initiatives.

03Circular Economy

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.

Phoresta has managed to obtain the involvement of various experts of this new economic system, both inviting them to public meetings on the theme and interviewing them on Phorestanews.

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