Vol. 77 No. 3 (2022)
Editorials

Environment, forests and security

Teo Luzi
Generale di Corpo d'Armata, Comandante Generale dell'Arma dei Carabinieri

Published 2022-08-25

Keywords

  • CUFA,
  • environmental protection,
  • forestry,
  • technological development
  • CUFA,
  • protezione ambientale,
  • selvicoltura,
  • sviluppo tecnologico

How to Cite

Luzi, T. (2022). Environment, forests and security. L’Italia Forestale E Montana, 77(3), 117-130. https://doi.org/10.36253/ifm-1794

Abstract

The current historical context is characterized by a growing attention to the environmental concerns, felt as real and crucial emergencies needing to be dealt at a global scale with a high priority. First of all, the ongoing war on the Ukrainian land is analyzed according to the specific environmental point of view, in particular in relation to its impacts connected to habitats degradation and to the increase of climate change emissions into the atmosphere. The UN environmental conventions on climate change, biological diversity and to combat desertification represent an essential landmark for the transition towards a real sustainable development. The Carabinieri forest environment and agriculture unit (CUFA) is placed and carries out its mission in such context, both as an environmental police force structured to efficiently ensure the prevention of crimes perpetrated against the environment, forest, agriculture and food sectors in our Country and also at international level. Such setting is followed also in the framework of a new “environmental diplomacy”, active in exporting best practices into a cooperation field jointly designed with the UN Agencies and linked to the national institutional references.

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