US embassy cable - 02ROME443

MISSION ITALY STRATEGY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Identifier: 02ROME443
Wikileaks: View 02ROME443 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Rome
Created: 2002-01-29 16:21:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: SENV KSCA IT FAO
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ROME 000443 
 
SIPDIS 
 
EUR/WE FOR ELEANORE FOX 
 
DEPT FOR OES/PCI BRUCE EHRNMAN AND OES/PD PAUL KOZELKA 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SENV, KSCA, IT, FAO 
SUBJECT: MISSION ITALY STRATEGY ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 
 
REFS:  A) 01 ROME 6388  B) 01 STATE 184910 C) 01 STATE 
213321  D) 01 ROME 6552 
 
1.  THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN CLEARED BY AND INCLUDES 
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CONSULATES FLORENCE, MILAN, AND NAPLES. 
 
2. SUMMARY: AS REPORTED REF A, THE GOI HAS ONLY RECENTLY 
STARTED TO COORDINATE GOVERNMENT-WIDE ITS PREPARATION FOR 
THE WSSD NEXT SEPTEMBER.  HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO MFA, ITALY 
WILL WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE CONSENSUS WITHIN THE EU ON A 
POSITION WHICH WILL NOT LEAD TO FRACTURES WITH THE U.S. 
POSITION.  POST OBJECTIVES:  1) SUPPORTING ITALIAN LOCAL AND 
REGIONAL EFFORTS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BY IVP'S, PARKS 
COOPERATION, ROUNDTABLES, AND PRESENTATIONS.  2) 
ENCOURAGING GOI TO SUPPORT U.S. OBJECTIVES SUCH AS GOOD 
GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTICIPATION, BIOTECHNOLOGY IN 
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, AND CLIMATE FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES. 
SUPPORTING U.S. OBJECTIVES FOR THE MONTERREY CONFERENCE ON 
FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT IS PART OF MISSION'S WSSD 
STRATEGY.  THIS CABLE DESCRIBES POST ACTION PLAN.  END 
SUMMARY. 
 
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ELEMENTS 
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- GOI PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE 
DEVELOPMENT (WSSD) - JOHANNESBURG (REF A AND B) 
- GOI PREPARATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 
FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT (FFD) - MONTERREY (REF C) 
- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND AGENDA 21 IMPLEMENTATION IN 
ITALY 
- LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGIES AND CLIMATE IMPACTS 
- BIOTECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 
- CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND URBAN AREAS 
- PRIVATE SECTOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
- HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEAN-UP AND REDEVELOPMENT OF REMEDIATED 
SITES 
- PARKS COOPERATION, NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, AND 
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 
- GLOBE (REF D) 
 
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 
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OCTOBER 9-17, 2001 
 
EPA TOM VOLTAGGIO'S TRIP ON HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEAN-UP AND 
REDEVELOPMENT OF REMEDIATION SITES.  ROME, NAPLES, TURIN, 
MILAN 
 
OCTOBER 22-26, 2001 
 
NPS NORA MITCHELL'S VISIT TO ROME ON PARK COOPERATION 
 
NOVEMBER 2001 
 
NSF VISITING SCIENTIST BRAD KEISTER.  REPORT ON ITALIAN 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLANS VISIT BY GROUP FROM THE LOMBARDY REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (ARPA) TO THE U.S. EPA (FOLLOW-UP TO 
VOLTAGGIO PROGRAM ABOVE) 
 
NOVEMBER 8-9, 2001 
 
ESTCOUNS OFFICIAL TRIP TO FERRARA ON AGENDA 21, AND US- 
ITALY PARKS COOPERATION 
 
NOVEMBER 19, 2001 
 
MEETINGS AT THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ON GLOBE (GLOBAL 
LEARNING AND OBSERVATIONS TO BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT) WITH 
CHARLIE KELLETT, SENIOR ANALYST TO THE MINISTRY OF 
EDUCATION.  FOLLOW-UP WITH THE MINISTRY IN ORDER TO GAIN 
NEW SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAM (REF. D) 
 
DECEMBER 17-21, 2001 
 
NPS OFFICIAL TRIP.  COOPERATION WITH THE LAZIO REGIONAL 
PARK AGENCY ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, ENVIRONMENTAL 
EDUCATION, AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPE. 
 
JANUARY 22-23, 2002 
 
U.S.-ITALY MEETING ON CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH AND 
TECHNOLOGY. THE MEETING WILL INVOLVE ABOUT 40 U.S. AND 
ITALIAN SCIENCE MANAGERS AND RESEARCH EXPERTS.  THE MEETING 
WILL IDENTIFY RESEARCH TOPICS OF COMMON INTEREST, SELECT 
PRIORITIES TO BE PURSUED THROUGH COOPERATION AND DEVELOP A 
WORK-PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTING SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES.   ROME 
 
FEBRUARY 10-15, 2002 
 
VISIT OF PROF. CHANNAPATNA S. PRAKASH, PLANT MOLECULAR 
GENETICS, TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, ALABAMA, USA. 
LECTURES/MEETINGS ON AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY IN MILAN, 
TURIN, NAPLES AND ROME.  THE LECTURES WILL BE FOCUSED ON THE 
BENEFITS FOR THE FIRST AND THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES, AS WELL 
AS ON HOW BIOTECHNOLOGIES CAN PROMOTE AND FAVOR SUSTAINABLE 
DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL. 
 
IVP FOR ALDERMEN GAMBA (TORINO) AND BRATTI (FERRARA) ON 
SUSTAINABLE CITIES 
 
WINTER/SPRING 2002 
 
FEB/MARCH 
 
ARTICLE ON SD IN CONSULATE NAPLES PUBLIC AFFAIRS QUARTERLY 
MAGAZINE. 
 
PRESENTATION ON U.S. VIEWS ON SD AT UNIVERSITY OF 
 
DVC ON CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 
 
PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR ROUNDTABLE ON GOVERNANCE AND 
SUSTAINABILITY - FLORENCE OR MILAN 
 
DVC ON FFD - ROME 
 
APRIL 4-7, 2002 
 
2^ NATIONAL PARK CONFERENCE IN TURIN. THE ORGANIZING 
COMMITTEE WILL INVITE NPS REPRESENTATIVES TO TALK ABOUT US 
PARKS EVOLUTION AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. 
 
APRIL 18-19, 2002 
 
NICOLE CONFERENCE ON NEW APPROACHES TO SITE CHARACTERIZATION 
IN PISA. NICOLE IS THE EU SPONSORED ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY 
PROBLEM OWNERS RELATED TO CONTAMINATED SOIL AND GROUNDWATER. 
EPA DEANA CRUMBLING HAS BEEN ACCEPTED AS AN EXPERT SPEAKER. 
THE MISSION WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HER PRESENCE IN ITALY AND 
ORGANIZE A SEMINAR. 
 
MAY 5-10, 2002 
 
FINAL MEETING OF FIVE-YEAR, PHASE III CCMS PILOT STUDY IN 
ROME. THE ITALIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WILL HOST 
THE MEETING. THERE WILL BE EXPERTS FROM MORE THAN 20 
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES AT THE MEETING. INFORMATION ON 
SPECIFIC INNOVATIVE CLEAN-UP TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS WILL BE 
SHARED. THE MISSION WILL ORGANIZE SEMINARS GIVEN BY THE U.S. 
EXPERTS ATTENDING THE MEETING. 
 
JULY 2002 
 
US-ITALY WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR LOCAL 
COMMUNITIES.  THE WORKSHOP IS INCLUDED IN THE ACTION PLAN 
OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE NPS, THE ITALIAN ENVIRONMENT 
MINISTRY AND THE LAZIO REGION. 
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2002 
 
CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - US-ITALY BILATERAL MEETING 
 
PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR ROUNDTABLE ON PRIVATE SECTOR 
CONTRIBUTIONS TO SD - ROME 
 
PROGRAM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT "UNIVERSITA' DEGLI 
STUDI DI MILANO BICOCCA" FOR THE STUDENTS ATTENDING THE 
COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - MILAN 
 
DVC WITH WASHINGTON: OES, AF AND SD EXPERTS - 
ROME/MILAN/NAPLES 
 
PRESS LUNCHEONS - ROME 
 
SEPTEMBER 2002 
 
OP ED IN ECONOMIC DAILY "IL SOLE 24 ORE" 
 
PRESS ROUNDTABLE ON USG OBJECTIVES ON WSSD 

 
 
SEMBLER 
 

 
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