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Rio de Janeiro: seminar on the circular economy and sustainability

The Italian Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro hosted a first seminar on “Circular Economy and Sustainability. Technologies for the Future”, organised by the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro.  

On opening the seminar, Consul General Paolo Miraglia del Giudice, after recalling that Italy will co-chair the COP 26 in 2020 with the United Kingdom, reaffirmed the Italian Government’s strong interest in the theme of circular economy and sustainability, with a special focus on the urban environment agenda and on the present tangible prospects to enhance the presence and investments of Italian companies in Brazil.

The four discussion panels in which the seminar was divided were dedicated to: energy efficiency/alternative energy sources; the processing industry; agriculture/environmental protection; and public power/sustainability projects. On the sidelines of the event, it was decided to organise another seminar, again at the Consulate General and indicatively in the next month of April, on the specific subject of Smart Cities, which could offer the opportunity to formalise the partnership with important Italian companies in this sector.

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