Dubai: Venice is a candidate for global sustainability capital – Economy

(ANSA) – VENICE, 03 OCT – The protagonist of the first week of the Italian Pavilion is the city of Venice, for the thematic week dedicated to “Climate change and Biodiversity”.

Venice that is a candidate for the world capital of sustainability.

“Venice’s participation in Expo Dubai is an important opportunity to relaunch for our city and for the whole country – said the mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro – After a year and a half of pandemic, the city already from this spring is restarted by hosting major international events and here in Dubai launches its candidacy for the ‘world capital of sustainability’, placing itself as a model and international laboratory of experimentation. environmentalism of no to everything. Venice, precisely in the year in which it celebrates 1600 years since its foundation, it looks to the future and proves to be a place of innovation and cultural and technological avant-garde “. The investments for the realization of the whole of the lines of intervention of “Venice Capital of Sustainability” can be preliminarily estimated at an amount between 3 and 4 billion euros, public and private, of which a part already allocated or financed in the Venetian territory to which add the one and a half billion euros of refinancing of the special law requested from the government – concludes Brugnaro – The objective is 8 / 12,000 new residents and 15 / 20,000 new employees, as well as a reduction in polluting emissions. Among the appointments there is also a focus on Effetto Mo.SE: a laboratory on sustainability. (HANDLE).