“Throughout the years, Italy and the countries of the Latin American region have developed a special relation, as well as a common heritage based on shared values such as peace, democracy, rule of law, security, human rights and fair and sustainable development”. That’s what Deputy Minister Marina Sereni said, speaking at the 14th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean, entitled “Green strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Ms Sereni stressed the importance of “speeding up the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. Based on this we have shaped the programme of the Italian G20 Presidency in 2021. In this regard, we particularly focused on promoting inclusive and people-centred policies, environmental protection, climate change, the transition to clean energy and sustainable economic growth. At the OECD 2022 Ministerial Council Meeting, to be chaired by Italy tomorrow and on Friday, we will specifically draw attention to the need to ensure a more sustainable future for the next generations”.
“I want to emphasise – the Deputy Minister said – Italy’s efforts in promoting a more just, sustainable and resilient post-pandemic recovery, with renewable energy sources and innovative technologies taking centre stage. Especially in the light of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, we must remember that, in the medium run, the ecological transition will bring security and independence to our systems while also ensuring greater economic growth and employment. Accelerating this process is therefore the long-lasting and sustainable solution to fossil fuel-related problems. Latin America and the Caribbean have great potential for developing green energy and can share valuable experiences in this regard. It is therefore crucial to find the right forms of collaboration, in order to fully develop this potential and share good practices, even thanks to the presence in Latin America of some international-level Italian energy companies, which are investing there in renewables, electricity grids, sustainable mobility and green hydrogen”.