Expo Dubai 2020

Infrastructure projects must be sustainable - Giovannini

Minister addresses conference at Italy Pavilion

Redazione ANSA ROME

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 4 - Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility Minister Enrico Giovannini stressed the need for major public works projects to be sustainable as he addressed a conference on this issue at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
    He said that Italy had supported a declaration proposed by the United States regarding sustainable infrastructure during the COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow.
    "Issues that are closely linked to the ones we are discussing here are being debated at COP26," Giovannini told the 'Shaping the Future of Mobility' conference.
    "If we want to build new infrastructure - and we do - we must follow the standards set by the G20 years ago under the Japanese presidency that describe what sustainable infrastructure must be.
    "The development of the science of materials, the use of IT techniques, the capacity to consider the life cycle of an infrastructure while also thinking about the re-use of the materials at the end of the life cycle are all ingredients that we are putting at the centre of our plans to build new infrastructure and (develop) our country's mobility system".


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