Lombardy Report 2019

Rapporto Lombardia integrates and continues towards a more and more accurate and specific territorial detail, the task to measure the state of sustainable development objectives through the enhancement of statistical information available at regional level.
This Report is an excellent example of integration of statistical information for the sustainable development and it is a good practice that we hope many other territories in Italy will adopt.

(from the Preface by Gian Carlo Blangiardo,  ISTAT President)

When in 2017 we published the first edition of Rapporto Lombardia which followed the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, we were sure to open the way to a new method of analysing the Lombard reality. 
In the 2018 edition we have also updated and improved the pages of comments, Goal by Goal, to complete a partial view that the lack of available comparable indicators left open. [...]
This method was developed to a greater extent in the 2019 edition which wants to supply a useful tool for the regional planning of Lombardy, also including a targeted intervention on those territories with particular weaknesses. [...].
Beyond the analysis of data and of comments, each chapter summarizes the policies – that is to say concrete measures – that Regione Lombardia implemented and this part is the one that suggested us a new way to use the Goals that we hope to develop concretely in 2020 Edition.

(from the Presentation by Leonida Miglio, PoliS-Lombardia President)

Rapporto Lombardia is structured in 17 chapters: an opening chapter that is a positioning one, and sixteen thematic chapters about the Goals of the 2030 Agenda with the exception of Goal 14 Life underwater.
The initial positioning analysis gives the reader an intuitive picture of the situation in Lombardy compared to other European Countries on some indicators of sustainable development. The comparison with other European Countries, on the average best-performing than Italy, immediately points out how the route towards sustainability goals requires to our region an integrated action in different environments, to try hopefully to catch up with those Countries that in Europe are doing better than the others as for the Goals of 2030 Agenda.
The creation of a synthetic index for each Goal allows us to appreciate immediately the good results, and, on the contrary, where Lombardy needs to make improvements and keep up with the best Europeans results [...]. 
It is noticeable how complex and integrated are the dimensions of sustainability by glancing through the thematic chapters that explain, with many data, the many shades that appear from a cross-reading of phenomena only seemingly far apart.

(from the Introduction by Armando De Crinito, Scientific Director PoliS-Lombardia)

Lombardy Report 2019 - Summary

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