The birthplace of Saint Francis — Assisi, Italy — is now working to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2030, the city’s mayor Stefania Proietti has revealed.
The path towards the achievement of that goal will be achieved through the implementation of various energy efficiency and energy saving measures — as well as the promotion of plug-in electric vehicle use. Accompanying these actions, the mayor will also be pursuing a strategy of tree planting around the city’s industrial zone and the promotion of greenery planting.
The move follows on the city’s commitment last month to “shun” investments into fossil fuel firms and to shift towards renewables — as part of an international coalition of 40 Catholic organizations pledging to do the same.
“The most important thing is (encouraging) people’s belief that adopting a new lifestyle is important,” Proietti explained.