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Send date: 2010-01-10 09:54:26
Dr. Corrado Clini at the VIU for Lezioni d’Europa
Venice, Italy. February 8, 2010
On February 8, Dr. Corrado Clini, Director General of the Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea, will be at the Venice International University on San Servolo Island in the framework of the Lezioni d’Europa series. Mr. Clini will lecture on “Climate Change”, addressing the current EU strategy for the development of a low carbon economy based on energy efficiency, and the relevant actions set so far.
The Advanced Training Program Opens Its 2010 Activities with a VIU_MEP Multilateral Environmental Agreements Training Course
Italy. January 16 – 30, 2010
After the successful 2009 edition, with 1344 Chinese delegates participating in the 29 courses of the Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Advanced Training Program, the Venice International University (VIU) kicked off the Program activities of 2010 with a course organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (MEP).
Welcome the Delegation – VIU_CASS Waste Management Training Program
Italy. January 23 - February 6, 2010
For the Waste Management training course currently being held in Italy, VIU and CASS decided to design an agenda mostly devoted to site visits and case studies. The delegation will therefore have the chance to visit a landfill site, an hazardous waste incineration plant, integrated treatment plants for waste and water, and companies dealing with e-waste management and with separate collection and compostable plastics.
Energy for Green Ports
Venice, Italy. February 4 – 5, 2010
That good policies, green economy and renewable energies are key points in order to achieve Sustainable Development is a certainty. How to introduce them in the current management and government of city development knots such as ports, is still under discussion.
The ''Energy for Green Ports'' conference, which will be held in the Port Area of Venice on February 4 and 5, aims at discussing the crucial points related to such an issue.
2010: International Year of Biodiversity
The United Nations proclaimed 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity.
Throughout the year several initiatives will be organized to spread information, promote the protection of biodiversity and encourage organizations, institutions, companies and individuals to take direct action to reduce the constant loss of biological diversity worldwide.
Can Hydropower Energy Help Save the World Heritage?
The Case of Ifugao Rice Terraces Site, Philippines
Can a small hydropower plant be the best solution to produce energy and to improve the quality of life for local communities in rural areas that are in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Danger? Yes, and this is the case of Ifugao Rice Terraces World Heritage Site in the Philippines.
Copenhagen Wheel Project
Innovative Bicycle by an Italian Researcher of MIT
Researchers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presented the Copenhagen Wheel Project, an innovative smart hybrid bicycle developed by MIT in cooperation with Ducati Energia and with the support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.
Klimahouse 2010
Bolzano, Italy. January 21-24, 2010
The most innovative and efficient ideas for materials and building solutions aiming at linking technology and architecture in order to obtain an eco-building were the focus of the 2010 edition of Klimahouse, the event organised by Fiera Bolzano in collaboration with Frames from January 21 to 24, in Bolzano, Italy.


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