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Govt plans to ban building in flood, landslide risk areas

New regulations will also feature climate change insurance

05 December, 13:04
Govt plans to ban building in flood, landslide risk areas (ANSA) - Rome, December 5 - The government plans to ban building in areas at risk of flooding and landslides, according to a draft of new regulations that ANSA has seen.

The new rules are listed among the priority actions called for in a new set of 'strategic' regulations that Environment Minister Corrado Clini has sent to the government's inter-ministerial economic planning committee (CIPE), which will subsequently discuss them.

The draft also features a new obligation for insurance coverage of public and private buildings and assets against risks connected to climate change.

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