From Saturday 4th to Friday 12th September, Eni took part in the 2021 edition of FuoriSalone, Milan’s historic event organised by Interni and dedicated to the world of design. We took part in the event with an installation designed by the CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati design and innovation office and Italo Rota, at the University of Milan’s Brera Botanical Garden.
The installation was called Natural Capital and it invited participants to reflect on the vital role of greenery and forests for the well-being of our planet from a fresh perspective: one of the greatest data visualisations ever produced. The work covered over 500 square metres, where a series of floating bubbles intertwined with the plants in one of Italy's most beautiful urban gardens, located in the heart of the capital of design. This novel theme aimed to show the contribution that trees make to reducing CO₂ emissions into the atmosphere.
Eni has made forest conservation projects one of the pillars of its decarbonization strategy, which aims to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. Forest conservation projects are one of the strategy’s key pillars and form part of a broader framework of actions that aim first to reduce emissions caused by industrial activities, and to offset the emissions that cannot be reduced with existing technologies, known as “hard to abate emissions”.