The goal is ambitious: planting 4.5 million new trees in five years, especially in urban areas and in the plain. Actually, a tree for each inhabitant of the Region. In these days, Emilia-Romagna is launching an impressive urban forestry action to fight the climate crisis and improve air quality. Greenery is basically an essential partner in the environmental policies of the Region and in the promotion of the Plan for the reduction of climate-altering gases, in order to enrich biodiversity, to protect and value the landscape, to improve life quality and make the area more attractive.
The project kicks off in these early days of autumn in Piacenza. To be precise, in Bobbio, European city founded on the hills of Trebbia Valley by the monk St Columbanus. Here, in the abbey cloister, it will be held an event on September 26 (9.30 AM – 5.30 PM), with some of the national and international top experts in urban forestry. The initiative is called "L'orizzonte verde dell'Emilia-Romagna: 4 milioni e mezzo di nuovi alberi".
The Emilia-Romagna campaign for the planting of 4.5 million trees will be supported by Arpae (Agenzia ambientale regionale) and by the Ceas network (Centri di educazione alla sostenibilità), which will put in place a series of educational, communicative and participatory actions. In Emilia-Romagna, this ‘network of education for sustainability’ finds expression in the INFEAS Programme, which is focused on main problems and environmental issues, giving projects and actions an educational key, in support of the main sustainability strategies.
Actions under the Programme INFEAS 2020/2022 – the main ones dedicated to climate crisis and urban resilience, sustainable management of resources, nature and schools, Arbor days – will in fact be carried out in the next months in the wake of contextualization and awareness, towards the new ‘green horizon’ of Emilia-Romagna.