Program

Ecomondo is the only platform in Europe to offer an extensive programme of conferences, workshops and seminars, with national and European speakers from industry, the world of research and institutions; its aim is to present regulatory and innovation requirements and new national and international opportunities, including financing, in the area of ecological transition in the building, packaging and plastics, electronics, textiles and automotive sectors and that of the circular bioeconomy, which covers the agrifood, forestry, bio-based and ocean economy sectors.

In the next edition, we will talk about:

ECOLOGICAL AND CIRCULAR TRANSITION: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS AND PRIORITIES

  • Global Waste Management Outlook II, with ISWA and the United Nations
  • Circular economy after the COVID-19 crisis: the EU and global visions
  • Strategies and implementation plans attached to the European Green Deal, from those on reducing pollution, to those on the sustainable management of plastic, biodiversity, and the agribusiness and marine-maritime sectors, etc.)
  • Innovation financed by the European Commission as part of the Green Deal 2020, INTERREG and LIFE tenders, and new funding opportunities associated with the new LIFE programme focused on the Green Deal, the green and circular economy (with a focus on reuse, repair and refit)
  • The BlueMed pilot for a plastic-free Mediterranean Sea: the strategy developed by producers and transformers of plastic in the area 
  • The opportunities for a sustainable blue bioeconomy within the framework of the EU Blueinvest platform
  • The European soil mission: policies and innovation for the health of the soil

 

PRIORITIES AND ACTIONS TO SUPPORT ITALY’S GREEN AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • Tools to realise the circular economy in Italy and economic instruments to finance it
  • Creation of new companies, SMEs and start-ups in ecological transition
  • Circular economy and bioeconomy: new trends and visions and their role in the post-Covid recovery, new management options and assessment tools, and the role of the Italian ICESP platform in disseminating knowledge and best practices in the circular economy and strengthening of industrial symbiosis
  • Examples in industry of the circular economy, in textiles and clothing, plastics and packaging, tyres and rubber products, electric and electronic products, construction, and end-of-life vehicles

 

INTEGRATED WASTE VALORISATION

  • The role of the national waste management programme in ecological transition
  • Tools and actions to boost the use of secondary raw materials
  • Sustainable technological innovation for the recycling and recovery of materials and energy
  • New approaches and assessment tools to speed up the transition to a circular economy
  • Assessment of the impact of new regulation on waste management companies and the outlook regarding new regulatory measures
  • Waste management and changes to regulations in 2021
  • End of Waste: case-by-case authorisation and monitoring system

 

REGENERATION OF BIOECONOMY SECTORS

  • Sustainable agribusiness sectors in the post-Covid era and in line with the European Green Deal 
  • New policies and investments for a competitive and sustainable agribusiness
  • The biomaterials and bioproducts industry in the post-Covid era
  • Green infrastructure supporting the environment, the economy and quality of life
  • Biomethane in the national recovery and resilience plan
  • Biowaste: composting and biomethanisation in the national recovery and resilience plan

 

ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN THE MARINE-MARITIME SECTORS AND IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PORT AND COASTAL AREAS

  • Management and reuse of sediments in coastal areas from coastal sources, ports and reservoirs, for sustainable blue growth
  • The Italian recovery plan and the blue circular economy and the sustainable blue bioeconomy as part of the European Mission on healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters 
  • European pilot initiatives for the sustainable blue economy
  • Marine waste management in the Mediterranean Sea: new challenges to strengthen networks

 

SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

  • Successful, large-scale applications of systemic planning, risk assessment and safety planning in the use and reuse of water
  • Integrated management, sustainable and resilient reuse of water in agriculture
  • European innovation in neutral and circular hydroelectric power 
  • Innovation in regulation and digital transition, and technological innovations for the integrated optimisation of the urban and industrial water cycles

 

PREVENTION OF HYDROGEOLOGICAL INSTABILITY IN CONTAMINATED AREAS

  • Structures mitigating hydrogeological risk, also in line with the national recovery and resilience plan
  • Reclamation and safety measures for contaminated sites and landfills
  • Recovery and resilience plan in the reclamation and redevelopment of contaminated sites in Italy
  • Virtuous examples and developments in national and international applied research in the reclamation of polluted sites

     

PREVENTION OF ATMOSPHERIC AND AIR POLLUTION

  • Odour emissions: from abatement technologies to new control strategies
  • Atmospheric pollution: the situation, control activities, risks and prevention policies
  • Indoor air quality: the legislative framework, prevailing knowledge and preventive health measures
  • Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Italy and Europe

 

THE STATES GENERAL OF THE GREEN ECONOMY RETURNS 
 
Every year, Ecomondo plays host to the States General of the Green Economy, the key annual appointment for Italy’s green economy. Promoted by the National Council of the Green Economy, in cooperation with the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Economic Development, it provides an analysis and update on the most topical and vital regulatory issues.

www.statigenerali.org