Seven steps: How to reduce your climate impact as an international resident

Seven steps: How to reduce your climate impact as an international resident

It's often especially difficult for those who live their lives across borders, but there are still ways in which we can all minimise our climate impact. Here are a few practical tips from The Local's readers.

From Venice to Mont Blanc, how is the climate crisis affecting Italy?

From Venice to Mont Blanc, how is the climate crisis affecting Italy?

Theft of sand from Sardinia’s beaches on the rise again – despite fines of up to €3,000

Theft of sand from Sardinia’s beaches on the rise again – despite fines of up to €3,000

Nine in 10 Italians ‘want more action on climate crisis’, new study finds

Nine in 10 Italians ‘want more action on climate crisis’, new study finds

How The Local’s countries are impacted as July records Earth’s hottest month EVER
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How The Local’s countries are impacted as July records Earth’s hottest month EVER

Going, going, gone? Italy’s Calderone glacier is vanishing due to climate change

Going, going, gone? Italy’s Calderone glacier is vanishing due to climate change

How can you minimise your climate impact as an international resident?

How can you minimise your climate impact as an international resident?

Human action responsible for 70 percent of Italy’s wildfires, minister says

Human action responsible for 70 percent of Italy’s wildfires, minister says

Italy’s fire service tackles over 800 wildfires in 24 hours as temperatures soar

Italy’s fire service tackles over 800 wildfires in 24 hours as temperatures soar

What to do and what to avoid if you see a wildfire in Italy

What to do and what to avoid if you see a wildfire in Italy

Venice dodges Unesco ‘endangered’ listing after placing new limit on cruise ships

Venice dodges Unesco ‘endangered’ listing after placing new limit on cruise ships

Private lidos take up more than 40 percent of Italian beaches: report

Private lidos take up more than 40 percent of Italian beaches: report

ANALYSIS: Is Venice really about to ban cruise ships from the lagoon at last?

ANALYSIS: Is Venice really about to ban cruise ships from the lagoon at last?

Venice bans large cruise ships from centre after Unesco threat of ‘endangered’ status

Venice bans large cruise ships from centre after Unesco threat of ‘endangered’ status

Italy’s northern cities rated among the worst in Europe for air pollution

Italy’s northern cities rated among the worst in Europe for air pollution

‘More local, more authentic’: How can Italy move toward responsible tourism in future?

‘More local, more authentic’: How can Italy move toward responsible tourism in future?

World Ocean Day: What is Italy doing to protect its seas?

World Ocean Day: What is Italy doing to protect its seas?

Hundreds demonstrate against cruise ships’ return to Venice

Hundreds demonstrate against cruise ships’ return to Venice

Climate campaigners sue Italian government for failing to tackle climate crisis

Climate campaigners sue Italian government for failing to tackle climate crisis

Italy postpones plastic tax again due to Covid-19 pandemic

Italy postpones plastic tax again due to Covid-19 pandemic

Where to find even more of Italy’s best beaches in 2021
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Where to find even more of Italy’s best beaches in 2021

‘We’re not Denmark’: Is Rome ready for a cycling ‘revolution’?

‘We’re not Denmark’: Is Rome ready for a cycling ‘revolution’?

How insect invaders are threatening Rome’s iconic pines

How insect invaders are threatening Rome’s iconic pines

Pollution levels in Italy ‘persistently’ break EU law, court rules

Pollution levels in Italy ‘persistently’ break EU law, court rules

How Italian researchers and fishermen are working to restore Venice’s lagoon

How Italian researchers and fishermen are working to restore Venice’s lagoon

Venice’s long-awaited flood barriers pass first full test

Venice’s long-awaited flood barriers pass first full test

Pink ice in Italy’s Alps sparks algae probe

Pink ice in Italy’s Alps sparks algae probe

Italian glacier covered in huge tarpaulins to stop melting

Italian glacier covered in huge tarpaulins to stop melting

What you need to know about Italy’s new electric scooter craze

What you need to know about Italy’s new electric scooter craze

How the Italian lockdown has benefitted Rome’s urban bees

How the Italian lockdown has benefitted Rome’s urban bees

Italy delays tax on plastic due to coronavirus crisis

Italy delays tax on plastic due to coronavirus crisis

Milan announces major expansion of cycle paths after lockdown

Milan announces major expansion of cycle paths after lockdown

Here’s how much pollution has fallen in Italy since quarantine began

Here’s how much pollution has fallen in Italy since quarantine began

IN PHOTOS: Silent squares and clear waters as Venice stands empty

IN PHOTOS: Silent squares and clear waters as Venice stands empty

Noise pollution causes suffering for ‘one in five’ people in Europe

Noise pollution causes suffering for ‘one in five’ people in Europe

Milan is banning all cars this Sunday in attempt to lower smog levels

Milan is banning all cars this Sunday in attempt to lower smog levels

Rome extends diesel car ban as ‘smog emergency’ continues

Rome extends diesel car ban as ‘smog emergency’ continues

‘Smog emergency’ forces traffic bans across Italian cities

‘Smog emergency’ forces traffic bans across Italian cities

Italy waters down plastic tax after complaints from business

Italy waters down plastic tax after complaints from business

‘We’re facing a disaster’: Deal to sell southern Italy’s toxic steelworks falls through

‘We’re facing a disaster’: Deal to sell southern Italy’s toxic steelworks falls through

Gondoliers take up scuba diving to clear rubbish from Venice canals

Gondoliers take up scuba diving to clear rubbish from Venice canals

These are the most (and least) eco-friendly towns in Italy

These are the most (and least) eco-friendly towns in Italy

Rome Fiumicino’s fourth runway plan rejected over environmental fears

Rome Fiumicino’s fourth runway plan rejected over environmental fears

Rats and resignations plague Rome as rubbish crisis intensifies

Rats and resignations plague Rome as rubbish crisis intensifies

Mont Blanc: Roads closed as experts warn glacier may collapse

Mont Blanc: Roads closed as experts warn glacier may collapse

Rome residents tape bins shut in protest over rubbish crisis

Rome residents tape bins shut in protest over rubbish crisis

An Italian lab could hold the key to saving the northern white rhino

An Italian lab could hold the key to saving the northern white rhino

‘Anti-Vespa’ law announced in Italian birthplace of the iconic scooter

‘Anti-Vespa’ law announced in Italian birthplace of the iconic scooter

Could central Venice become a smoke-free zone?

Could central Venice become a smoke-free zone?

How a chemical factory created one of Italy’s most beautiful beaches

How a chemical factory created one of Italy’s most beautiful beaches

Tourists face jail after trying to take 40kg of Sardinia’s sand home

Tourists face jail after trying to take 40kg of Sardinia’s sand home

Holidaymakers in southern Italy warned of ‘dangerous’ blue crabs invading beaches

Holidaymakers in southern Italy warned of ‘dangerous’ blue crabs invading beaches

No, Venice hasn’t just banned cruise ships from its lagoon

No, Venice hasn’t just banned cruise ships from its lagoon

Sand stolen by tourists returned to Sardinian beaches

Sand stolen by tourists returned to Sardinian beaches

‘Disgusting dumpsters’: Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

‘Disgusting dumpsters’: Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

Here’s what you need to know about recycling in Italy

Here’s what you need to know about recycling in Italy

Tell us: Is recycling actually possible in Italy?

Tell us: Is recycling actually possible in Italy?

How the rest of the world sees Italy: Good for tourism, bad for tolerance?

How the rest of the world sees Italy: Good for tourism, bad for tolerance?

Italy’s booming Prosecco production is ‘unsustainable’, say researchers

Italy’s booming Prosecco production is ‘unsustainable’, say researchers

What is Italy doing about the shocking level of plastic pollution on its coastline?

What is Italy doing about the shocking level of plastic pollution on its coastline?

Rome brings in ban on single-use plastics to thwart ‘ecomafia’

Rome brings in ban on single-use plastics to thwart ‘ecomafia’

PHOTOS: Italian students join global school strike for climate

PHOTOS: Italian students join global school strike for climate

Italy introduces eco-tax on polluting cars: Here’s how it works
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Italy introduces eco-tax on polluting cars: Here’s how it works

‘We breathe in poison’: Why the Po Valley is one of the most polluted places in Italy

‘We breathe in poison’: Why the Po Valley is one of the most polluted places in Italy

Bari becomes first Italian city to pay people to bike to work

Bari becomes first Italian city to pay people to bike to work

These are the 55 most polluted towns in Italy

These are the 55 most polluted towns in Italy

Why Italian environmentalists want you to buy Sardinia’s dunes

Why Italian environmentalists want you to buy Sardinia’s dunes

Fire in Rome: toxic smoke from waste blaze spreading over the city

Fire in Rome: toxic smoke from waste blaze spreading over the city

Italian government proposes controversial eco-tax on polluting cars

Italian government proposes controversial eco-tax on polluting cars

Italian filmmaker tours Ischia on boat made of plastic bottles to highlight waste issue

Italian filmmaker tours Ischia on boat made of plastic bottles to highlight waste issue

48 percent of seawater samples taken from Italy’s coastline are  polluted

48 percent of seawater samples taken from Italy’s coastline are polluted

Forget the coffee, what will Starbucks do to Italy’s environment?

Forget the coffee, what will Starbucks do to Italy’s environment?

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

Rome among worst cities in Europe for road safety, traffic and pollution: Greenpeace

Rome among worst cities in Europe for road safety, traffic and pollution: Greenpeace

Idyllic Italian islands ban plastic cups, plates and utensils

Idyllic Italian islands ban plastic cups, plates and utensils

Hundreds of thousands of plastic discs are washing up on Italian beaches

Hundreds of thousands of plastic discs are washing up on Italian beaches

Venice’s water buses to run on recycled cooking oil

Venice’s water buses to run on recycled cooking oil

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024

Beach in Sardinia mulls banning towels to tackle tourist damage

Beach in Sardinia mulls banning towels to tackle tourist damage

Abruzzo agrees to take on Rome’s overflowing rubbish

Abruzzo agrees to take on Rome’s overflowing rubbish

2017 was Italy’s driest year since 1800

2017 was Italy’s driest year since 1800

US gives Italy’s Eni green light to drill for oil in Arctic

US gives Italy’s Eni green light to drill for oil in Arctic

It could take 15 years to restore Italy’s forests after wildfires

It could take 15 years to restore Italy’s forests after wildfires

Activists demand action as water runs red near Italian steelworks

Activists demand action as water runs red near Italian steelworks

Italian schools closed over fears of toxic wind from steel plant

Italian schools closed over fears of toxic wind from steel plant

Rome’s trees are falling: Toppling pine crushes taxi in latest accident

Rome’s trees are falling: Toppling pine crushes taxi in latest accident

Italy’s deposit return scheme for bottles gets underway

Italy’s deposit return scheme for bottles gets underway

Italy’s high-rise forests take root around the world

Italy’s high-rise forests take root around the world

Anti-terror flower pots take root in Italian cities

Anti-terror flower pots take root in Italian cities

Plant trees to protect against terror attacks, says Italian architect

Plant trees to protect against terror attacks, says Italian architect

More than 40 percent of Italian coastline is polluted

More than 40 percent of Italian coastline is polluted

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the US isolated

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the US isolated

This map reveals the cleanest and greenest beaches in Italy

This map reveals the cleanest and greenest beaches in Italy

Scooter-sharing: Rome unveils fleet of scooters for rent

Scooter-sharing: Rome unveils fleet of scooters for rent

Italian minister: US reservations left G7 unable to agree on climate change

Italian minister: US reservations left G7 unable to agree on climate change

Italy launches award for most eco-friendly fashion brand

Italy launches award for most eco-friendly fashion brand

Venice just got its first electric waterbus

Venice just got its first electric waterbus

These are the most ‘liveable’ cities in Italy

These are the most ‘liveable’ cities in Italy

Riviera beaches spared as Italy oil slick dissolves

Riviera beaches spared as Italy oil slick dissolves

Why Italy is scared that oil rush will blight Dante’s beach

Why Italy is scared that oil rush will blight Dante’s beach

Wolf explosion in Liguria leads to calls for cull

Wolf explosion in Liguria leads to calls for cull

DiCaprio gets Papal audience in Rome

DiCaprio gets Papal audience in Rome

Greenpeace backs Enel’s tilt to renewables

Greenpeace backs Enel’s tilt to renewables

Italian cities to get €12 million to fight smog

Italian cities to get €12 million to fight smog

Milan smog: traffic limited for three days

Milan smog: traffic limited for three days

Animals light up Vatican in climate message

Animals light up Vatican in climate message

Italy highest in EU for air pollution-linked deaths

Italy highest in EU for air pollution-linked deaths

Italy’s wild boars go on the pill

Italy’s wild boars go on the pill

Illegal toxic waste dump found outside Turin

Illegal toxic waste dump found outside Turin

Tidal wave of litter risks choking Venice

Tidal wave of litter risks choking Venice

Wild bears spark fear in Italy’s north

Wild bears spark fear in Italy’s north

Ex-MP ‘pilfered public money’ in Iraq deal

Ex-MP ‘pilfered public money’ in Iraq deal

Pollution linked to ‘one in eight’ deaths in EU countries

Pollution linked to ‘one in eight’ deaths in EU countries

Italians’ ‘green taxes’ are spent elsewhere

Italians’ ‘green taxes’ are spent elsewhere

Steel assets seized over plant pollution scandal

Steel assets seized over plant pollution scandal

What is it with Italians and bottled water?

What is it with Italians and bottled water?

‘I was shocked’: How Sicily’s foreign residents are fighting plastic pollution on the beach

‘I was shocked’: How Sicily’s foreign residents are fighting plastic pollution on the beach

Five Star Movement has abandoned its promises to protect Italy’s environment: activists

Five Star Movement has abandoned its promises to protect Italy’s environment: activists

EU’s top court fines Italy for failure to treat sewage

EU’s top court fines Italy for failure to treat sewage

Meet the designer turning forest mushrooms into shoes, plates, and furniture

Meet the designer turning forest mushrooms into shoes, plates, and furniture

Italy spearheads citizen drive for EU soil policy

Italy spearheads citizen drive for EU soil policy

Snail caviar a delight for Sicilian startup

Snail caviar a delight for Sicilian startup