The Italy Pavilion at the Dubai 2020 Universal Exhibition will be a demonstrative model of environmental sustainability – the first “PLASTIC-FREE” pavilion in the history of the Universal Exhibition.
These were the words of the Commissioner General for Italy at Expo 2020, Paolo Glisenti, upon signing the memorandum with the Chairman of the National Bar Council (CNF), Andrea Mascherin, at the presence of the Italian Minister of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, Sergio Costa.
The Commissioner and the CNF will collaborate to promote, during Expo 2020 Dubai, a new generation of rights linked to the protection of water resources, the environment, biodiversity and, above all, the right to water.
The Commissioner also recalled that one of the requirements of the contest for the design of the Italy Pavilion launched in the recent weeks is the capacity to integrate into the construction and systems exemplary models of sustainability, optimisation of water and energy resources, waste recycling and respect for the environment.
The signing of the agreement with the Italian bar association, which occurs simultaneously to the presentation of the first Italian version of the 2018 United Nations World Water Development Report, drafted thanks to the National Bar Council, confirms how the forthcoming 2020 Universal Exhibition represents a decisive platform to strengthen the implementation of environmental rights, the protection of the Mediterranean Sea, the harmonisation and evolution of international law among the various juridical systems of the 22 countries of the three continents bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the so-called extended Mediterranean area.