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Turin: over 2,000 plants for a new forest with the support of the sponsors

A synergy between the Municipality and two big companies as sponsors will make the City of Turin greener.  The Municipality of Turin, RINA, multinational company that provides for specialist support to market players engaged in renewal processes, and Arbolia, benefit company of Snam and Fondazione CDP for urban reforestation, have signed a sponsorship contract to create a forest of over 2,100 plants in Sangone Park, Mirafiore Sud District.

Close to the Bela Rosin Mausoleum, this area of over 2 hectares will be home for 13 different species of native plants (including black poplar, ashwood, hackberry, linden, maple, viburnum, elderberry) that will allow, operatively, the absorption of over 100 tonnes of CO2 and 400 kg of PM10 a year.


The agreement signed with the Municipality establishes that, thanks to the support of RINA, Arbolia will realize the urban forest of trees and shrubs and will take care of the forest maintenance for the first two years. The planting activities have already begun and will end within April.


To implement the green heritage of our City with urban forestation solutions, also thanks to partner like RINA and Arbolia, allows us to think about a development model more sustainable and more resilient – the Major of Turin Chiara Appendino pointed out presenting the project to the press - with a strategy for the strengthening of ecosystem services generated by the territory and benefits in terms of mitigating the effects of climate change”.


In recent years the Municipal Administration started and carried out numerous interventions to increase the number and the quality of the arboreal heritage of the City – Green Councillor for the City of Turin Alberto Unia points out - . The intervention planned for the Sangone Park, result of the convention with RINA and Arbolia, will bring the number of new trees planted for the campaign of urban reforestation of the City to about 35,000, with undoubted benefits for the environment and the whole community”.


The President and CEO of RINA, Ugo Salerno, said: “The community and environment well-being reflects on the one of the companies that are part of it. Therefore, it is necessary that the latter took responsibility for contributing to the reduction of emissions. The nature of RINA’s activities is already closely connected with the protection of people and planet and this project with the Municipality of Turin and Arbolia fits into our strategy on ESG and our path towards carbon neutrality previewed for 2023”.


“The start of the planting project marks an important stage in the activities that Arbolia carries out in synergy with the public administrations and local companies – the President of Arbolia Mario Vitale said - . Our common mission will be to contribute in a concrete way for combating climate change and for the improvement of air quality for the benefit of citizens and residents. Every day in Arbolia we feel it is our duty to generate dynamics of sustainable growth, which may have a significant and measurable impact on the environment”

VEG-GAP Project - LIFE18 PRE IT 003
Duration: December 2018 - May 2022
Total Budget: 1,666,667 Euro
European Financial Contribution: 1,000,000 Euro
Coordinated by Mihaela Mircea, ENEA (IT)