Joint Implementation in Italy
Although Italy has a 6.5% reduction target commitment, a percentage below the EU average (Italy, in fact, has a relatively low pro-capita emission of GHG) governmental and industrial bodies and environmental organisations are fully involved in emission reduction policies.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( www.esteri.it )
Ministry of Environment ( www.minambiente.it )
Ministry of Industry and Crafts ( www.minindustria.it )
Ministry of Treasury (www.tesoro.it)
Ministry of Transport (www.trasportinavigazione.it)
The joint activities of the above ministries constitute the different CIPE (Inter-ministerial Committee for Economic Programme)
ENEA (Italian Energy, New technology and Environmental Agency - www.enea.it) with its energy Department (www.casaccia.enea.it) and its Environmental Department (www.amb.casaccia.enea.it). Most documents in English.
They have a major role in research and have published the act of the "Energy and Environment National Conference" nominated by the Government in 1998: "il processo di attuazione del Protocollo di Kyoto in Italia, Metodi, scenari e valutazione di politiche e misure"
ANPA (Italian Environmental Agency: www.sinanet.anpa.it
The First and Second national Communication can be downloaded in English on the UNFCCC web-site.
The Second Communication, in particular, is a long (323pages 4MB) and comprehensive study published in November 1998. To get the report go to www.unfccc.de then follow Programmes > Annex I Implementation > National Communication of Annex I parties > Italy.
This document can also be found in the document uploaded in the country section.
The authority for electricity and gas web-site is www.autorita.energia.it
ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY COMPANIES:
ENEL, the main Italian Electricity Company, which is taking part at the COP6, and has recently reached a voluntary agreement on emissions target with the Ministry of the Environment can be found at www.enel.it.
Emerging Electricity companies, expected to play a major role in the near future, are EDISON www.edison.it and SONDEL www.sondel.it.
ENI is the main Italian oil and gas company at www.eni.it with its useful Research-Foundation Fondazione Mattei www.feem.it (in English)
The confederation of Italian Industries is at www.confindustria.it
Institute for the Environment Istituto per l'Ambiente: www.ipa.it
Renewables Energy link at www.isesitalia.it
Some information can be obtained from different environmental sites:
www.legambiente.it, www.reteambiente.it/ambienteitalia, www.agenda21.it, www.cittasostenibili.it