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Michael Briguglio lectures at the Department of Sociology of the University of Malta. His main interests are environment, social movements, social policy and politics with particular emphasis on NGOs and their role in society. He is also very active in Malta's environmental movement and has been the leader of the Greens in Malta. He has written regularly in our Green Economics academic journal over many years. Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira is a director of the Green Economics Institute, UK. She is a member of the Law School of the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), holding an MA in Human Rights Law with a focus on Islamic Law, Peace-Building, and Developing Countries. Founder of the Gender Progress Consortium, she holds degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London (RAIUL), and is currently deputy editor of the International Journal of Green Economics. Her writing has been featured in Europe's World, one of the foremost European policy magazines. She lectures and speaks on Human Rights, Environmental and Social Justice, Gender Equity, International Development and Green Economics internationally. Recently she ran a conference on women's unequal pay and poverty in Reading, UK, lectured at the Oxford University Club on the human rights of land reform, lectured on green economics in Berlin, at retreats in Glastonbury, UK, and is a regular speaker at international conferences. She has appeared in the media in Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Michelle is a member of the Human Rights Lawyers Association, the Law Society of England and Wales Human Rights Lawyers Group, the London Middle East Institute. In 2010/2011, she was a delegate to Conference of Parties (COP15/16) in Copenhagen and Cancun, and in 2012 led a delegation to RIO+20, where she ran three side events on green economics. Nicola Gallinaro is currently director of LAG (Local Action Group - is a body funded by the European Union to promote rural development and cooperation between territories) in the area of Garda Lake in Northern Italy. He graduated in Forest Science by University of Padua in 1991 with honors. After degree he had post graduation experiences at Wageningen Agricultural University (NL). From 1995 he is working as free consultant in environmental and landscape planning and management. During his career Gallinaro continue to research in alpine fora, wooden fres and environmental analysis using GIS. He is author of different scientifc publications in the feld of forest ecology and rural development. Francesca Goff is currently project manager of the Green Line Cooperation Project at LAG (Local Action Group) GardaValsabbia in Northern Italy. She graduated in Political Sciences by University of Padua in 2002 with honors. After degree she attended a master's degree at University of Bologna in the feld of Health Law and Social Services. Freelance journalist, from 2003 she is communication consultant working for nonproft organizations and communication agencies. The Greening of Italy: Crisis and Recovery 16 Miriam Kennet is a specialist in Green Economics, she is the Co-Founder and is CEO of the Green Economics Institute. She also founded and edits the frst Green Economics academic journal in the world, the International Journal of Green Economics, and she has been credited with creating the academic discipline of Green Economics. Green Economics has been recently described by the Bank of England as one of the most vibrant and healthy areas of economics at the moment. She is on the Assembly of the Green European Foundation and also on the steering group of the European Network of Political Foundations. She has co authored many books about the Greening of Europe, the Mediterranean. Her work has been published in Italian in the Trecanni and she has taught in Italy and lectured at Bolzano University and Venice International University and elsewhere. She was ta
Contents Part 1: Introduction and Setting the Scene 1.1 Introduction and Setting the Scene: Italy an overview By Alberto Truccolo (Italy) 1.2 The Future and Greening of the Mediterranean Economies By Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy) 1.3 Facts, Figures and Statistics about the Mediterranean Region By Wilhelm Schmid (Austria) Part 2: The Crisis and Green Solutions 2.1 The Crisis and EU member states' response By Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy) 2.2 The Effects of the Crisis in Italy and the Green Economics Recovery By Alberto Truccolo (Italy) 2.3 Global finance and the Euro: current challenges to sustainable economic growth By Professor Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi (Brazil) 2.4 The Shadow Market: The Powerhouse of the Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Contemporary Economics World Order By Miriam Kennet (UK) 2.5 Disparities in the Euro-Area and scenarios for the adjustment of competitiveness By Wilhelm Schmid (Austria) Part 3: Employment and Business in Italy 3.1 Time and employment in the European Green Economy By Enrico Tezza (Italy) 3.2 The unsustainable heaviness of air: The impact of air pollution on workers' health By Enrico Tezza (Italy) 3.3 Anticipating green skills needs: concepts and the anticipatory mechanism By Enrico Tezza (Italy) 3.4 Emotional competence at work By Enrico Tezza (Italy) 3.5 Green employment pact in South Tyrol By International Training Center of the ILO 3.6 Green Business in Italy: the case of "EcoSofia Ltd" By Alberto Truccolo (Italy) Part 4: Potential opportunities for the Greening of Italy 4.1 Social policies in Southern Europe by Dr Michael Briguglio (Malta) The Greening of Italy: Crisis and Recovery 4.2 The renewable energies potential of the Italian peninsula By Alberto Truccolo (Italy) 4.3 Green Economy: an opportunity for local development and cooperation in rural areas. Study case: an Italian Leader Experience By Nicola Gallinaro, Francesca Goffi and Enrico Tezza (Italy) 4.4 Low carbon travel to Italy By Councillor Liz Wakefield (UK) Part 5: Green Economics for Italy 5.1 Introducing Green Economics: Renaissance, Reform and Methodology. Green Economics - A Global Movement for Change By Miriam Kennet (UK) 5.2 Green Economics: Its Recent Development and Background By Miriam Kennet (UK) and Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira (USA and Brazil) 5.3 The Ten Key Values of Green Economics By Miriam Kennet, Dr Jeffrey Turk,(Slovenia and Belgium) Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira (USA and Brazil) Part 6: The potential of a spiritual and philosophical change of perspective towards the implementation of Green Economics claims 6.1 Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century: The basic Mistake of Humanity's Perspective By Alberto Truccolo (Italy)