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Highlights visit of european commissioner sinkevičius | bosco verticale

visit of european commissioner sinkevičius
bosco verticale

On Friday 31 March 2023, the European Commissioner with responsibility for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius discussed with Architect Stefano Boeri at the Bosco Verticale in Milan, the first prototype of a residential building covered by more than 700 trees and 20.000 plants designed by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra).

At the heart of the exchange of views, the implementation of the European Green Deal, the Commission’s ambitious package of proposals to make the European Union the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Protecting the environment, ecosystem and biodiversity is at the heart of the Green Deal. Indeed, among other ambitious actions outlined, the Commission has published a Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the Eighth Environment Action Programme to 2030, with the aim of improving adaptive capacity and reducing vulnerability to climate change. The European Union will thus support the transition to a circular economy and alleviate pressures on ecosystems.

During the meeting, Commissioner Sinkevičius and Architect Boeri also discussed about another initiative promoted by the Commission: the New European Bauhaus, which aims to set the ambitious goals of the Green Deal within housing spaces and experiences, to improve the face of European cities, making them more inclusive and sustainable. Two years after its launch, the New European Bauhaus movement has more than 1.000 members from different EU sectors and states (and not).

“I am very delighted with this visit by the European Commissioner to the Vertical Forest and plantations in Parco Nord Milano of the Forestami project. We shared with him the idea that urban forestation, the multiplication of the number of shading plants in our cities, is the most economical, inclusive and effective way to reduce the effects of global warming and air pollution.” declared Stefano Boeri.

The news was also reported by some national newspapers such as La Repubblica, Linkiesta, Tele Ambiente, Ansa, Gazzetta di Milano, Geosnews, Mianews,, Notizie Today, Giornale del Mediterraneo, ESG News, Dire, Il Giornale dell’Ambiente.