La Biennale di Venezia is committed to environmental sustainability
La Biennale di Venezia has decided to make a tangible commitment to fight climate change in particular, promoting a more sustainable model for staging and holding its events. A commitment that La Biennale makes its own, to help contribute to the respect and conservation of Venice and its lagoon, a complex and highly delicate ecosystem that require special attention and care.
Our commitment includes the analysis of all the events and activities according to consolidated and acknowledged principles of environmental sustainability, with the aim of enacting a sustainable approach to all our decisions, current and future. The plan we intend to enact includes using electricity from renewable sources and other actions aimed at saving natural resources, at recycling materials, reusing the installation materials and equipment, reducing the impact of the mobility of people and things.
Our first concrete result in this sense was achieving carbon neutrality for the 78th Venice International Film Festival. This required a significant effort, which made the Venice Film Festival the first film event of this calibre to obtain certification for having eliminated a significant component of its environmental impact.
The Biennale Cinema 2021 was just the first step: starting with the 2022 edition, all La Biennale di Venezia events have achieved carbon neutrality.
- 59th International Art Exhibition
- 50th International Theatre Festival
- 16th International Festival of Contemporary Dance
- 79th Venice International Film Festival
- 66th International Festival of Contemporary Music
For the 2023 edition, all La Biennale di Venezia events, including for the first time the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, will achieve carbon neutrality.
This is a process that La Biennale di Venezia wishes to propose as an example of a virtuous practice to all those who are committed to spreading the culture of sustainability in our country. The world of art and culture today has a great opportunity– and a great responsibility – to take the lead in promoting the transition towards a model of sustainable development.