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The GreenItaly report of the Symbola Foundation and Unioncamere confirms the strength of the green economy in Italy.

Since 2008, over 341 000 companies, 22%, have invested on the environment technologies. This figure rises to 33% in the manufacturing sector.

This year,  61% (234 thousand units) of the new jobs are connected to the green economy. The percentage climbs to 70% in the research and development sector.

Investing in the green technology also means to be stronger in the export: 44% of manufacturing companies, that make eco-investments, export stably, compared with 24% of those who do not invest.

All green manufacturing enterprises show a double propensity to innovate, 30% versus 15%, compared to the non eco-investing.

The 37.1% of start-ups founded in the first half of 2014 are green, that it means more than 33.500 new businesses.

The Symbola-Unioncamere report tells about an Italy that already exists, fights the crisis with the green economy, is strengthened in the global markets.

A competitive Italy, strong of its ancient chromosomes, which mixes the beauty and the quality with the innovation and the knowledge, which draws strength from the bond with the land and communities. A country that is able to deal with a changing world.

The climate challenge is an extraordinary opportunity to rethink our society and the economy, to push forward innovation in the area of sustainability and make our businesses more competitive and resilient. Who sees in cutting emissions and the improving of green energy as a brake for the economy and our businesses, without seeing the opportunities that instead it can offer, it is on a wrong track.

The future of energy is the energy savings, the efficiency and renewable sources.

The green economy is the main way to fight climate change and a way to beat the crisis.

From agriculture to hi-tech, from the artisan know-how to the green chemistry, from tourism to mechatronics, an Italy that makes Italy is already in the field and it is expecting to be listened, to be valued.

From the “Sole 24 Ore” of Wednesday, November 12, 2014, article by Hermes Realacci

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