Glisenti recalled that the claim of Expo Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and how it embodies “a very topical issue, now more than in the past, because it reflects the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, a multi-sector dimension and intergenerational sustainability. Because all connective and relation-based elements generate innovation and, hence, sustainability”.
“Expo Dubai, which starts in October 2021, will be the first global event after the pandemic and the first Universal Exhibition to be held in a country of the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) region – a truly decisive event for environmental issues and the demand for education. These factors alone already make Expo Dubai an extremely delicate and important step with regard to sustainability issues”.
With these words the Commissioner for Italy’s participation in the forthcoming Universal Exhibition, Paolo Glisenti, began his speech during the forum promoted by the ANSA press agency, in the context of the ANSA 2030 project entitled “Sustainable development: Italy and the 2030 Agenda”, which was also attended by the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi.
The focus then shifted to the Italy Pavilion being built on the Expo site, which, as the Commissioner explained, will be “based entirely on circular, sustainable economy,” in underlining how “every piece of the pavilion, its fittings and the various systems are made by Italian companies so that they can return to where they were originally produced for being reused and composted. There is not a single element of the Italy Pavilion that will not be recycled in positive terms, for regenerating production. This project was conceived and designed with an eye to authentic sustainability and innovation: our designers envisioned it as an emblematic model of the new urbanisation”.