By adopting this Resolution, the Interministerial Committee for Economic Programming has approved the document containing the “Environmental Action Strategy for Sustainable Development in Italy 2002-2010”. The document is entirely contained in the Annex attached to the Resolution and it is divided into the following seven Chapters: (1) The Italian Environmental Action Programme; (2) Environmental action instruments (enforcement of legislation in force, environmental impact assessment, tax system, technical and scientific research); (3) Climate and atmosphere (climate change, ozone layer); (4) Nature and biodiversity (biotechnology, soil conservation, desertification, marine and coastal environments); (5) Environmental quality and life quality in urban environments (food safety, genetically modified organisms, air quality); (6) Sustainable use of natural resources and waste management (water resources, waste); (7) Monitoring on the environmental action for sustainable development. In accordance with article 4 of the Resolution, the Ministry of the Environment shall transmit annually to the Interministerial Committee a report dealing with the implementation status of the Strategy hereby laid down.
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