Italy amends constitution to include protection of the environment

By Rosie Frost, 9 February 2022
Tuscany, Italy (photo credit: Engjell Gjepali via unsplash)
Tuscany, Italy (photo credit: Engjell Gjepali via unsplash)
In a historic vote, Italy has made protecting the environment part of its constitution. On [8 January] the Italian parliament approved a law that means the state must safeguard ecosystems and biodiversity “in the interest of future generations.” The changes to the constitution also mean that health and the environment must be protected by the economy. The new law states that private industry can no longer impact the climate. The protection of animals has been recognised too. The inclusion of the environment and animals in the Italian constitution has been hailed as significant for the country’s future by both politicians and activists.
Read the full article here: Euronews


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