Hydrogeological instability, climate and land consumption: what is there and what is missing in the electoral programs

16/09/2022 – The need to invest in works against hydrogeological instability and to adopt a truly effective policy against climate change emerged, in all its urgency, during the summer.

The extreme events recorded for example in Val di Fassa and, most recently, in the Marche, leave little room for further hesitation. On the one hand, global warming must be combated, which causes moments of extreme drought interspersed with destructive rainfall. On the other hand, it is essential to act on the territory and on the waterproofing of the soil so that rainfall produces as little damage as possible.

But at what point is the sensitivity of the political world on the subject? We looked for some key words in the electoral programs.

Hydrogeological instability and climate change, transversal programs

Sensitivity to hydrogeological instability and climate change is quite transversal, but it is expressly mentioned only by some parties. Lega proposes the allocation of resources for the prevention of hydrogeological instability. Investments for the prevention of hydrogeological instability are also present in the Noi Moderati programs, while Action – Italia Viva promises a plan for managing the instability and increasing investments.

Fratelli d’Italia provides for the updating of the National Adaptation Plan to climate changes. Noi Moderati is planning a national law for climate adaptation and the Green Alliance – Italian Left goes as far as to hypothesize a climate-friendly Public Administration. My thoughts turn to the energy-intensive buildings of the Public Administrations, which probably, in the intentions of the party, will have to be redeveloped and managed according to logic oriented towards efficiency and energy saving.

The PD proposes one green tax reform which promotes the investments of businesses and households in defense of the planet and the climate and makes it economically advantageous to accelerate the environmental transition, but also a framework law on the climate and a national plan for adaptation to climate change by 2050.

Think of one National Climate Law also Civic Commitment Di Maio – Democratic Center.

The ecological tax reform + Europa also likes it, which promises the gradual elimination of all subsidies harmful to the environment and a preventive assessment of all public investments and state aid to ensure consistency with the long-term decarbonization strategy to 2050 and the law European climate.

Soil consumption, little sensitivity

Only the Green Alliance – Italian Left is planning a law to stop land consumption.

This means that a small part of Parliament would promote and support a law to that effect.

We recall that, until now, the attempts to approve a standard capable of containing land consumption have not been successful. The discussion of two bills, the latest in a long series, is started in 2018 and it never ended.

Land consumption is also concerned with bill for urban regeneration which, after a series of stop and go, disputes and corrections, it is blocked in the Senate and will lapse with the end of the legislature.

It now remains to be seen whether, and to what extent, the new Parliament will take up the matter again. Given the news, it is to be hoped that sensitivity on the issue of land consumption will increase.

Source: Le ultime news dal mondo dell'edilizia by www.edilportale.com.

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