International conference. Rome, City Hall, 20-21 April 2018

The conference wishes to contribute to:

  • assensing the environmental challenges of megacities in the light t of the ongoing threat of climate change;
  • debating over possible ways and best practices to reverse the dehumanizing trend in megacities. A majority of f the world’s population has lived in an urba an setting since 2007. This trend of urbanization n will likely continue -an estimated two of e every three people will be living in a city by 2050 0. It is urgent to find effective ways to improve the quality of living and the protection agains st the pollution.
  • building consensus over r a wider framework of environmental governance also at the international level, in vie ew of the dramatic climate change effects which threaten the sustainability of our ecosystem, our social and economic development and the life of future generations;
  • contributing to the climate e justice international debate: climate change e harms human rights. Politicians, lawyers, judges and the international community can help reinforce human rights protections for those made vulnerable by climate change;
  • focusing on environmental protection and nature conservation: nature e is our most precious ally in stabilizing climate change; it is urgent to find effective alternative sources of energy while finally setting a clear deadline for ending fossil fuel production (and not just consumption).

Friday 20 April 2018

Aula di Giulio Cesare, City Hall -Campidoglio
9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Registration of the participants

9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Inaugural Session

Chair and introduction: Amedeo POSTIGLIONE, Director, ICEF; Honorary President, Italian Court of Cassation

Welcoming remarks
Virginia RAGGI, Mayor of Rome
Aldo CAROSI, Vice President, Italian Constitutional Court
Riccardo FUZIO, Prosecutor General at the Italian Court of Cassation
Marcello DE VITO, President, City Council, City of Rome
Anton KULBACHEVSKIY, Head, Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Moscow

Opening remarks

Antonello PASINI, CNR; Vice President, Italian Society for Climate Sciences
Climate change and the impact on cities

Joshtrom I. KUREETHADAM, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Vatican City
A World Political Authority in the light of the Encyclical Letter Laudato Sì

Walter GANAPINI, Honorary Member, Scientific Committee, European Environment Agency; Director General, ARPA, Umbria
Environmental quality as competitive factor among territorial systems

Cuno TARFUSSER, Justice, International Criminal Court, The Hague
The International Criminal Court and environmental crimes. Quid iuris?

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

I Session -Global Environmental Governance: Priorities for Reform

Chair and introduction
Giovanni CORDINI, University of Pavia; President, Jurists for the Environment Association
International environmental Conferences and environmental governance


Michel PRIEUR, President, CIDCE-Centre International de Droit Comparé de l’Environnement, University of Limoges
The CIDCE Project for a Third Convention on the human right to the environment

Francesco LA CAMERA, Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
The implementation of the Paris Agreement in the environmental and climate cooperation

Marcela VILLARREAL, Director, Partnership and South-South Cooperation Division, FAO, Rome
Environmental emergencies and governance

Stefano BURCHI, Executive Chairman, International Association for Water Law; IUCN-WCEL
The role of the judiciary in the environmental governance of water: the Brasilia Declaration of Judges on Water Justice

Massimiliano MONTINI, University of Siena
Toward an ecological approach to the human right to the environment

Luca RAMACCI, Italian Court of Cassation; EU Forum of Judges for the Environment
The development of the case law related to environmental crimes

Pasquale FIMIANI, Deputy Prosecutor General at the Italian Court of Cassation
The Network of Prosecutors-general for the Environment


1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Lunch-break: Terrazza Caffarelli

3:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Sala Protomoteca, City Hall -Campidoglio

I Session (continued)

Chair and introduction
Francesco FRANCIONI, European University Institute, Fiesole; LUISS, Rome


Yann AGUILA, President, Environmental Commission of Le Club des Juristes; Secretary-General of the Group of Experts for the Pact (GEP), Paris
The codification of the new principles of international environmental law: the Global Pact for the Environment

Enrico GIOVANNINI, University of Rome Tor Vergata; Spokeperson, Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS)
Towards a European governance of sustainable development policies?

Toni FEDERICO, Sustainble Development Foundation (SUSDEF), Rome
Circular economy and the environment

Stefano MAGLIA, University of Parma
The implementation of Directive 99/2008/EC on environmental crimes ten years later

Giampaolo SCHIESARO, già Magistrato e Avvocato dello Stato i.q.
Towards environmental crimes against humanity: a concrete proposal

Pietro NERVI, University of Trento
Improving the protection of Public Domain for our future

Maria Rosa RONZONI, University of Bergamo
Environmental damage: an environmental data base

Anton KULBACHEVSKIY, Head, Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Moscow
The reform of the environmental management system in the interests of the stability of urban development


Saturday 21 April 2018

Sala Protomoteca, Campidoglio
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

II Session – Sustainable Cities

Chair and introduction
Gianfranco BOLOGNA, Scientific Director, Sustainability Area, WWF Italy

Welcoming remarks
Luca BERGAMO, Deputy Mayor for Cultural Growth, City of Rome
“Natale di Roma” City of Rome’s birthday and the value of justice for culture and the evironment
Giuseppina MONTANARI, Deputy Mayor for Environmental Sustainability, City of Rome
Daniele DIACO, President, Environment Committee, City of Rome
Luca LANZALONE, President, ACEA, Rome
Mauro ANNUNZIATO, Head, Smart Energy Division, ENEA, Rome
Grammenos MASTROJENI, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome

Opening remarks

Tullio SCOVAZZI, University of Milan-Bicocca
A Protocol on water as human right

Evgeniya SEMUTNIKOVA, Deputy Head, Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Moscow
Initiatives of the Moscow City Government on climate and sustainable development

Antonio LUMICISI, SECAP Coordinator, City of Rome
Towards the Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan (SECAP) of Rome

Round Table -Sustainable Cities: the role of institutions and civil society

Moderator: Andrea MASULLO, Scientific Director, Greenaccord

Opening address: Grazia FRANCESCATO, International Relations, Greenaccord

Renato GRIMALDI, Director General for Climate and Energy, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Fulco PRATESI, Honorary President, WWF Italy
Patrizia FANTILLI, Head, Legal Office, WWF Italy
Andrea BORASCHI, Energy and Climate Campaign, Greenpeace
Alessandra BAILO MODESTI, Coordinator, Green City Network, SUSDEF
Edoardo ZANCHINI, Vice President, Legambiente
Karl-Ludwig SCHIBEL, Coordinator, Climate Alliance Italy
Rosario LEMBO, President, CICMA-Italian Committee for Global Water Contract

Final remarks
Giuseppina MONTANARI, Deputy Mayor for Environmental Sustainability, City of Rome
Deirdre EXELL PIRRO, International Relations Officer, ICEF
Rome 2018 Statement

1:30 p.m. Lunch-break: Terrazza Caffarelli