Italy can now appoint a special envoy for climate under new legislation that has entered into force, foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday, underlining the government's commitment to the energy transition.
"It's now official. The government can nominate a special climate change envoy for Italy," Di Maio said in a statement.
The special envoy will be named by Italy's foreign minister and the ecological transition minister and will be supported by both ministries, according to the statement.
"Our actions must be strong, unwavering and coordinated at international level," the statement underlined.
"Italy is taking on this challenge with utmost commitment and is concentrating on the ecological transition - also at global level," the statement said.