Pnrr and Agenda 2030, “positive prospects for health and institutions, little impact on the environment” – Il Tempo

(Adnkronos) – The provisions of the NRP offer positive prospects for achieving the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030 on health and institutions, they are sufficient but improvable for education, businesses, infrastructure and the innovation, production and consumption, they are insufficient to fight against poverty, gender equality, employment, economic growth and above all for the environment: the NRR and the 2022 finance law do not take sufficient account of takes into account the objectives of the 2030 Agenda on energy, water, the protection of ecosystems, the fight against climate change. This is what emerges from the report “The PNR, the Finance Law and the 2030 Agenda. Analysis of the measures in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals” published by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (Asvis).

The document examines the Pnrr and the 2022 finance law in the light of the 17 objectives and 169 targets of the United Nations Agenda 2030, with an assessment aimed at understanding if and how these measures contribute to bringing Italy towards a model of sustainable development.

“With this report, Asvis wants to contribute to understanding the extent of the measures that Italy is adopting to deal with the effects of the pandemic and to envisage a future that looks difficult. After two years of health emergency, Europe is facing the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine, while the negative effects of climate change are intensifying, injustices and inequalities are increasing in the world, also due to our development model – say Marcella Mallen and Pierluigi Stefanini, presidents of Asvis – our country, as a member of the European Union, is responding to the situation with far-reaching measures and investments. The sustainability agenda guides some, but not all, of the NRP’s objectives.

“The PNRR alone is not enough. The crises that we are experiencing and those that we will have to face must stimulate us to take courageous decisions and to accelerate the ecological transition – continue Mallen and Stefanini – After years of inattention we have “discovered” our excessive dependence on gas, in particular on Russia. We are aware of the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to accelerate the transition to renewable energies, reducing consumption. It is urgent to make choices capable of mitigating the climate crisis and adapting to changes in the biosphere whose negative effects are seen every day, ensuring the well-being of future generations”.

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