Fondazione Impresa has developed a Green Economy Index (IGE), with the aim to understand the green economy status in Italy. Through the IGE was possible to draw up a rank of the Italian regions, crossing 21 performance indicators related to the main areas affected by the green economy, such as energy, business / building / products, agriculture, tourism, transports / mobility and waste.
Fondazione Impresa believes, in fact, that these areas are relevant for a new model of development and can offer a significant prospect for a sustainable economical growth in Italy.
The report states that Trentino Alto Adige as the region ranking first in the Italian green economy list (0.685 pt), and leaves at second place Marche region with half the score (0.280 pt) and at third place Valle D’Aosta region (0,278 pt).
Trentino Alto Adige is the absolute leader in the energy tax deduction of 65% for the interventions of the energy restoration (51.5 per 1,000 inhabitants) and for environmental quality of products (56.1 per 100 thousand licenses ecolabel companies), as well it excels in CO2 reduction and in the share of renewable energy in electricity production (for both index, it is in second place of the national ranking).
The 2nd place was awarded to Marche region thanks to two absolute leaderships: for the PV capacity installed, highest rate in Italy (654.8 kW per thousand inhabitants) and for the highest number of biological products shops (16,0 per 100 thousand inhabitants). Third on the podium is Valle d’Aosta region, which takes this place thanks to the higher percentage of electricity produced from renewable sources, the lower carbon intensity and the best quality environmental organizations / businesses.
At the bottom end of the Green Economy in 2014, there are Lazio and Sicily; the first with the worst values in 15 of the twenty-one indicators and the second to last class performance in energy saving certificate, environmental quality of the organizations and recycling.
Veneto (9th place) excels in waste recycling (64.6%) and in parking availability (52.3 per 1,000 cars), besides it has two 3rd places for availability of bike trails (63.2 km per km2) and for waste dumps reduction (with only 8.9% compared to the Italian average of 36.9%). In 13 out of 21 indicators, Veneto region is positioned at the lowest ranks (11th place or worst), and in two cases the region is almost bringing up the rear: the 19th place for both agricultural area that produces organic and for country tourism accommodations.