Lombardy is the leading region in smart and clean energy, it’s the Italian region that produces the most renewable energy (18% of the total). Lombardy is particularly active in the transition to a sustainable economy, it favours the development of new technologies aimed at the recovery of waste and the production of energy from renewable sources. It has in fact always been one of the leading regions in Italy for waste disposal (73.3% of waste is recycled). Out of 531,000 companies that have invested, or will invest, in green technologies in Italy, Lombardy Region ranks first with more than 90,500 companies (17% of the national total). The Region is home to 3 Lombardy Technological Clusters for CleanTech: an integrated system of businesses, advanced technological and scientific knowledge.
Milano ranks first among Italian cities, thanks to its branched and appreciated public transportation systems, advanced car-sharing services, efficient water network, high level of waste collection, and high turnover of second-hand sales activities. Forestami is the project promoted by the City of Milan, together with other major territorial public bodies, to plant 3 mln trees by 2030 with the aim to grow natural capital, clean the air, improve life in greater Milano, and counter the effects of climate change.
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