Ministry of the Environment, Landscape and Marine Protection
The Ministry of the Environment, Landscape and Marine Protection ( Italian Ministero dell'ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare , or MATTM for short ) is the Italian Ministry of the Environment and part of the Italian government . Located on Via Cristoforo Colombo in Rome , the ministry was founded on August 1, 1986.
The current environment minister is Sergio Costa .
The ministry is responsible for fundamental questions of environmental policy , nature conservation and landscape management , soil protection , flood protection , marine protection and climate protection as well as environmental impact assessments .
The political leadership consists of the minister and two or three state secretaries . The latter are not civil servants in Italy, but politicians. The Secretary General is the head of the ministry and therefore the highest official . Administratively, the department heads ("general directors") of the currently seven departments ("general directors") of the ministry report to him:
- General Tasks and Personnel Department
- Department of Soil Protection and Water Management
- Department for Nature and Marine Protection
- Waste Management and Pollution Department
- Climate and Energy Department
- Sustainable Development and International Affairs Department
- Environmental Impact Assessment Department
The department of the ministry includes the research institute Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) as well as administrative institutions of national parks in Italy and other nature reserves as far as these are under national responsibility. Special departments or units of national police authorities are assigned to the Ministry , in particular the Carabinieri , the Guardia Costiera and the Guardia di Finanza .
The Ministero dell'Ambiente was founded in 1986 by the Craxi II cabinet ; before that, the Ministry of Cultural Property and since 1983 a minister without portfolio had worked on environmental matters. As part of a reform of the ministerial bureaucracy (Riforma Bassanini) , it was renamed Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio in 1999 . In 2001 it took over part of the duties of the former Ministry of Public Works . In 2006 the ministry received its current name.
|minister||Term of office||cabinet|
|Alfredo Biondi||1983-1984||Cabinet Craxi I|
|Valerio Zanone||1984-1986||Cabinet Craxi I|
|Francesco De Lorenzo||1986-1987||Cabinet Craxi II|
|Mario Pavan||1987||Cabinet Fanfani VI|
|Giorgio Ruffolo||1987-1992||Goria , De Mita , Andreotti VI , Andreotti VII|
|Carlo Ripa di Meana||1992-1993||Cabinet Amato I|
|Francesco Rutelli||1993||Ciampi cabinet|
|Valdo Spini||1993-1994||Ciampi cabinet|
|Altero Matteoli||1994-1995||Berlusconi I cabinet|
|Paolo Baratta||1995-1996||Cabinet Dini|
|Edoardo Ronchi||1996-2000||Prodi I , D'Alema I , D'Alema II|
|Willer Bordon||2000-2001||Amato II cabinet|
|Altero Matteoli||2001-2006||Berlusconi II , Berlusconi III|
|Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio||2006-2008||Prodi II cabinet|
|Stefania Prestigiacomo||2008-2011||Berlusconi IV cabinet|
|Corrado Clini||2011-2013||Cabinet Monti|
|Andrea Orlando||2013-2014||Cabinet Letta|
|Gian Luca Galletti||2014-2018||Cabinet Renzi , Gentiloni|
|Sergio Costa||since June 1, 2018||Cabinet Conte I , Conte II|
- Official website
- Comando Carabinieri per la tutela dell'Ambiente
- Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale (Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)
- ↑ Presentation on the Ministry's website
- ↑ Ministero dell'ambiente: Consulenti e collaboratori , accessed on December 2, 2019.