march 15, 2018 - Alcantara

Alcantara - Coping with Change: Global Warming and Decarbonization

4th International Symposium – 1-2 March, 2018

San Servolo Island, VIU Premises, Venice, Italy

Venice, 2 March 2018 – “Global Warming and Decarbonization” is the topic that has been discussed during the fourth edition of the “International Symposium on Sustainability” organized and promoted by #alcantara, in partnership with Venice International University - VIU.

The intensive two-day workshop involved about thirty Eastern and Western world-class scientists, economists, academics, managers of top corporations, and science writers who evaluated the impact of Global Warming and Decarbonization on people’s live, companies’ behavior, and communication, highlighting the role played by technology and innovation to face this subject.

This mix of approaches drew an up-to-date scenario and proposed an innovative way to deal with them.

Greetings and opening remarks came from Ambassador Umberto Vattani – President of Venice International University - VIU – and Mr. Andrea Boragno - Chairman and CEO, #alcantara S.p.A.

In particular, they both highlighted the reason why academies and companies have to combine their efforts to develop a common knowledge about the discussed topics, to drive the debate among scientists, businesspeople and experts in communication, in order to enhance a clear information toward citizens.

Ambassador Umberto Vattani commented: “In April 1968 was founded in Rome, at the Accademia dei Lincei, the Club of Rome. This prestigious Institution made the first serious attempt to tackle the issues of Sustainability. These very days (March 2018), exactly fifty years later, Venice International University has organized, together with #alcantara, a global seminar to show how much progress has been made in understanding the causes and, more important, the remedies needed to prevent a further deterioration of the Environment. What we need now is to press hard for the implementation of the solutions which do exist, with the active involvement of scientists, business leaders and private citizens”.