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Third Demonstrative Day of the VEG-GAP project in Rome: Study of the impact of vegetation on meteorology and air quality and opportunities for urban planning

Last Italian event of the LIFE VEG-GAP project, Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 in Rome: Demonstrative Day was held at the historic headquarters of Italian Geographical Society. The meeting took place in presence and involved, in addition to project partners, stakeholders of the capital.

The event was an opportunity to make known the results of this European project on the study of urban greenery and the impact on meteorology and air quality that involved research bodies and local administrations.

The day, stimulated an interesting debate on the present and the future of green in our cities in order to improve the provision of ecosystem services.

The participants stressed the need to increase culture and awareness of trees among citizens and policy makers and to enhance the experience of environmental volunteering, while creating, at the same time, more knowledge about the care that trees require once planted.

It has also been highlighted that the theme of improving climate and air in the city, must be linked not only to the increase of trees but also to policies to reduce pollution-related emissions.

The main speakers were: Silvano Fares of CNR, Mihaela Mircea of ENEA, Valeria Stacchini of MCBO, Marco Marchetti of AlberItalia foundation, Nicola Pepe and Sandro Finardi of ARIANET, Giuseppe Cremona and Gaia Righini of ENEA, Alessandro Aliverani of CREA and Stefania Pasetti of MEEO.

The last event of the VEG-GAP project will be held next week in Madrid, organised for 28-29 April 2022.
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)