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This G7 will have to look for innovative models to accelerate investments, notably private-public partnerships, said Pichetto Fratin. “We certainly need to review the financial system, find mechanisms that would overcome the current voluntary system,” he said.

As Italy, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the G7, takes a leading position in this weekend’s climate negotiations, the Meloni government is setting a European record for engagement. on climate issues. Since Meloni came to power, Italy has repeatedly voted against or abstained in votes on environmental issues in the EU, such as packaging rules and the phasing out of engines combustion by 2035.

Environmental groups say the government is not interested in climate change, despite a series of extreme weather events in Italy in recent years, including droughts and a glacier collapse. Meloni Last year blamed catastrophic flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region on bad weather.

Pichetto Fratin denied that the Meloni government is not prioritizing climate change, arguing that the government’s goal is to produce almost two-thirds of its electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of the decade . “It’s not true that we are against everything,” he said.

Phasing out combustion engine cars by 2035 is a short-term vision due to likely advances in clean fuels such as hydrogen or biofuels, which would mean electric is not the only one clean option, he argued. “What I don’t agree with is that the political powers in the Commission decide what the limits of technological research are,” he said.

Proving that the Italian government is serious about tackling climate change, Pichetto Fratin said Italy would beat other countries to shut down its coal-fired power plants. “We are ready to completely close our coal-fired power plants, which are the largest source of emissions, very soon,” he said.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe.Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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