How climate is changing Italy –Presentation of the book “Il clima che cambia l’Italia” by author Roberto Mezzalama, Golder / SIAB

June 8, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | 8:00 am – 9:30am PST | Watch recording

Moderated by Patrizia Lombardi, Deputy Rector of the Polytechnic University of Torino.


The effects of global warming have already arrived in Italy. The climate is changing rapidly and this book collects testimonies from those who are already affected in their daily activities by the transformations taking place in the country. It is the narration of farmers, fishermen, mountain guides, ski instructors, hoteliers, forest guards, in short, the people who see a worrying acceleration of the phenomena that are changing the places they take care of. A modern Grand Tour, in short, which, by recounting the great beauty of the country, also tells us how we are close to losing many of the country’s peculiarities if we do not act quickly and with determination. The book combines the direct narration of eyewitnesses and an explanation of the various changes based on the review of an extensive scientific literature. The book is completed by two interviews by the author with exceptional Italian personalities: Michelangelo Pistoletto, world renowned artist and Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement. Both, for their part, speak on such an important issue as global warming for Italy and of the need for societal change to address it.

Translated from Italian, Google Books link



Roberto Mezzalama, Principal at Golder and SIAB member

Roberto Mezzalama is a Principal at Golder and a SIAB member. He holds a B. Sc in Natural Science and an M. Sc. In Environmental Engineering and is an expert in environmental and Social Impact Assessment and sustainability with a project experience in over 20 countries in North America, Europe, Central Asia and Africa.

Patrizia Lombardi, Deputy Rector of the Polytechnic University of Torino

She is Full professor at the Interuniversity Urban And Regional Studies And Planning Department, and President of the Italian Network of Universities for Sustainable Development.

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