23 January 2024 / Events

Nicoletta Azzi, CEO Panguaneta, meets the Minister Pichetto Fratin to illustrate the positions of the italian poplar processing industry

Nicoletta Azzi - CEO Panguaneta and Director in charge of the Plywood Team of Assopannelli - and Claudio Feltrin, president of FederlegnoArredo, met on the 16th January 2024 in Rome the Minister of the Environment and Energy Gilberto Pichetto Fratin to illustrate the positions of the poplar processing industry on the project named "Renaturation of the Po area".

The meeting was focused on the necessity to reconcile environmental and socio-economic needs: the possible reduction of cultivated areas would damage the entire poplar supply chain, whose social, environmental and landscape value should instead be strengthened and preserved. Its CO2 storage, its contribution to soil purification, its tourist-recreational value are some of the advantages of poplar plantations, renewable source and first step of the development of a sustainable short supply chain.

It is therefore necessary to analyse and reframe the details of the “Renaturation of the Po area” project, encouraging the dialogue between economic operators, associations, and institutions to ensure the sustainable development of our territory.