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ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ITALY

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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TRADE

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CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

In Italy strictly environmental taxes constitute 0.1 % of total tax revenues. Energy and automobile taxes (12,8 %), which have a significant environmental impact, represent a higher percentage.

Law n. 38 of 1994 redefined tariffs in the integrated water service, taking into account the quality of the resources and the service, and assuring full coverage of costs. The 1996 budget introduced a tax on the disposal of waste being unloaded that aims to foster a decrease in the production of waste and increase the recovery of raw materials and energy from waste. The tax revenue should amount to more than 1,000 billion liras per year.

The legislative decree of December 1996 turned the tax on waste into a tariff, no longer calculated on the basis of the surface of the living space but on the quantity of waste produced.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Italy to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last update: April 1997.

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FINANCING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

In Italy strictly environmental taxes constitute 0.1 % of total tax revenues. Energy and automobile taxes (12,8 %), which have a significant environmental impact, represent a higher percentage.

Law n. 38 of 1994 redefined tariffs in the integrated water service, taking into account the quality of the resources and the service, and assuring full coverage of costs. The 1996 budget introduced a tax on the disposal of waste being unloaded that aims to foster a decrease in the production of waste and increase the recovery of raw materials and energy from waste. The tax revenue should amount to more than 1,000 billion liras per year.

The legislative decree of December 1996 turned the tax on waste into a tariff, no longer calculated on the basis of the surface of the living space but on the quantity of waste produced.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Italy to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last update: April 1997.

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TECHNOLOGY

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

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INDUSTRY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

Approximately 90 Italian chemical firms, with 233 production centers, belong to the "Responsible Care" program, which aims to lower environmental pollution and the risk of accidents, and make more rational use of prime materials.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies  

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Italy to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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TRANSPORT

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

A priority objective of action to improve the transportation sector is to protect people's health from air pollution generated by fuel combustion. The road transportation sector is, in fact, responsible for 49% of N0x emissions, 63% of CO, 38% of COV, 62% of Pb, 20% of CO2. The data for 1993 shows that in large cities there is respect for the air quality standards on SO2, while the standards for NO2, CO2, and particularly CH4 are exceeded. In October 1995 a framework law on noise pollution was approved regulating the air, rail, maritime and vehicular transportation sectors. The regions have the duty of defining zoning criteria for municipal territories and acoustic rehabilitation plans.

In Italy strictly environmental taxes constitute 0.1 % of total tax revenues. Energy and automobile taxes (12,8 %), which have a significant environmental impact, represent a higher percentage.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Italy to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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