Catia Bastioli at the presentation of the new Club of Rome report

  thursday 12th may 2022


Catia Bastioli at the presentation of the new Club of Rome report

On May 10, the presentation of the New Report of the Club of Rome entitled "Limits and Beyond: 50 years on from The Limits to Growth, what did we learn and what's next?", published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the first report "The Limits to Growth", was held at Palazzo Marino in Milan.

During the event, organized by the group Europa Verdi, a representation of the members of the Club of Rome highlighted the key messages of the publication and  the influence that it had on society, particularly in the way of perceiving its future development and the impact on the planet. The presentation was then followed by a dialogue with institutions and industry on the most effective ways to transform the authors' recommendations into concrete actions.

Catia Bastioli, CEO Novamont and member of the Club of Rome, participate in the round table to illustrate  how the industrial sector can change its development model in order to meet the report's indications.
In particular, Bastioli emphasized how it took 50 years to clearly recognize the urgency to accelerate towards a real ecological transition. According to Bastioli, circular bioeconomy will play a key role in this sense, since it can be an important tool to regenerate territories and decarbonize economy, reducing the use of fossil resources and creating products and processes with low impact.

Among the speakers at the event also Ugo Bardi and Carlos Alvarez Pereira, member of the Club of Rome and co-editors of the book, Mamphela Ramphele, Club of Rome co-president, Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Elena Grandi, Councilor for the Environment of the city of Milan, Eleonora Evi, MEP in the Greens / EFA group, member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Commission of the European Parliament and co-spokesperson for Europa Verde, Gianluca Ruggeri, Vice President of the ènostra energy community, Daniela Padoan, President of the Laudato Si association.

The Club of Rome is a non-governmental association of scientists, economists, activists, political leaders and business figures with the aim of analyzing, in a global context, the main challenges of contemporary society trying to catalyze changes and find solutions to different possible scenarios.