Brescia is a medium-sized city located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, of about 200,000 inhabitants and extended for 90.3 km2. It is situated between Lake Iseo and Lake Garda, under the piedmont corridor of the Italian Alps. It is known to be a city with an ancient history: since Roman times, from which inherited the streets layout, it was influenced by countless historical and artistic testimonies, as well as medieval and Renaissance architecture. In the 20th century, Brescia saw a significant growth and population increase as the result of the development of large industries and several manufacturing plants. In the last decades, Brescia has placed a strong focus on addressing climate change and environmental sustainability, implementing several sustainability initiatives and policies at different levels. Since 2021, The municipality of Brescia adopted the Climate Transition Strategy with “Un Filo Naturale” project, that defined a starting point for the ecological transition. The goal is to create greater environmental responsibility in citizens and address climate change issues with some medium- and long-term adaptation and mitigation actions.

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