Italy revises to a ‘greener’ constitution

Parliament approves new law which dictates the state to safeguard the environment “also in the interest of future generations”

A new law approved by parliament on Tuesday builds protection of the environment into the constitution.

The law says that the state must safeguard the environment, biodiversity and the ecosystem “also in the interest of future generations”.

Though praised by politicians and activists, the practical effects of the revision to the constitution remain to be seen.

“I think this is a momentous day,” said Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani, as Italy acts to raise green investments to transform the economy.

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