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During the lockdown period, from the windows of my home in Milan I could always see the foothills of the Alps clearly, even on gloomy days with little wind. In all the years I have lived there I had rarely stopped to admire this panorama. The quality of the air in our cities improved significantly when we were all shut up at home and on the streets there were only ambulances and delivery workers (mostly immigrants) on their bikes. I’m sure I was not the only one to ask myself: is it really necessary to go through this nightmare, confined to our homes with all non-essential activities strictly forbidden, in order to be able to breathe clean air in our cities? It is often thought that environmental protection is in conflict with economic growth. Growth is believed to lead to pollution, depletion of natural resources and damage to the environment, whereas policy focusing on the prevention of climate change, improvement of air and water quality and the safeguarding of local areas is considered to be costly in terms of slowing down the growth rate of the world economy and the economies of individual countries. Continua a leggere

Thinking about next generation EU

Vincenzo Amendola, Roberto Perotti

coordinated by Elisa Dossi

With the Recovery Fund, Brussels has made 209 billion euro available to the government to finance a recovery plan for Italy, partly in the form of non-repayable grants and partly as a loan. What is the most beneficial strategy for getting the country going again? What obstacles could prevent it from being fully effective? The Minister for European Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, and the economist Roberto Perotti discuss the issues.

The challenge of sustainability faced by businesses

organised by GEI – Gruppo Economisti di Impresa

coordinated by Massimo Deandreis
speakers: Gregorio de Felice, Andrea Goldstein, Alessandra Lanza

GEI analyses the relationship between sustainable development and business development strategies, providing scientific evidence to promote new industrial policy proposals that can combine environmental and economic sustainability.