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Ecofascists Seeking To Green Italy’s Constitution

Oct. 10, 2019 (EIRNS)—After Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that “we must insert protection of environment, biodiversity and sustainable development in our constitution,” the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Italian Senate is moving to do just that. The committee has scheduled a discussion on a draft proposal “to insert protection of environment, biodiversity and animals into Article 9 of the Constitution,” said draft bill author Sen. Gianluca Perilli, a member of the Five Star Movement.

The text says: “The republic protects the environment and the ecosystem, biodiversity and animals, [and] promotes sustainable development including in the interest of future generations.” It does not specify whether “future generations” refers to human beings or animals.

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