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Bolzano and Milan the most sustainable, South alarm


Bolzano, Milan and Bologna stand out as the most sustainable Italian provinces. Cerved analyzed the national territory on the basis of 280 economic, social and environmental sustainability indicators and compiled a ranking dominated by Northern Italy. (HANDLE)

(by Chiara Munafò) (ANSA) - ROME, APRIL 20 - Bolzano, Milan and Bologna stand out as the most sustainable Italian provinces. Cerved has analyzed the national territory on the basis of 280 indicators of economic, social and environmental sustainability and drawn up a classification dominated by Northern Italy. To find the first southern province you have to go down to the 29th position, where Pescara is located. Rome, the capital, is immediately below, 30th. In the last places there are Trapani, Agrigento and Crotone.

    The map drawn in the "Sustainable Italy Report" shows that the gap between the North and the South widened in the pandemic, with the poorest provinces of the South investing less in social services and land protection.

   This situation risks having serious consequences "in the post-Covid context, when unemployment could skyrocket from 10% to 17% in the event of delays in the vaccination campaign or in the recovery and resilience plan.

    The lost jobs could reach 1.9 million by the end year, compared to 2019. The unemployment rate would rise in areas of the South already tried from a social point of view such as Messina, Trapani or Vibo Valentia, and not only. It could reach 20% in Rimini, 18% in Prato, 15% in Venice , Florence, Aosta, Livorno, Milan In addition, due to the pandemic, 65 billion euro of business investments risk being lost, precisely when these are called for the double effort of the environmental and digital transition to which the Next Generation Eu strategy aims.

    In this context, sustainable finance could help by mobilizing, in Italy, a potential of 7.2 billion euros of green bonds. But small and medium-sized enterprises, according to the CEO of Cerved Group, Andrea Mignanelli, risk remaining "off the radar of investors".

    On this front, the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, said he hopes for a vote by Parliament to extend the non-financial reporting obligation, which is introduced four years only for large companies over 500 employees. "It was a serious mistake," says Giovannini, explaining that he has already talked about it with the Minister of Economy, Daniele Franco. (HANDLE).

Source: ansa

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