Sunday, February 27, 2011

16 km long run

Last week I didn't run from Thursday to Saturday because I went to Frosinone, where I followed the conference about liability for environmental damages. So, today on a cold and sunny Sunday, I did 16 km long run.
This morning thousands of runners (over 8,000 participants) ran the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon which is the historic race  from modern Rome to the shores of the Roman Empire’s ancient port. The Black Knight ran that half marathon and enjoyed it. After he had run the race he sent me a text message, so I know that he did a great race. I look forward to reading his race report.
As request by  Ewa, I write something about the environmental conference above mentioned. The aim of the European Directives has been to create a code able to contain a complete discipline for the protection of the environment. The code contains specific provisions regarding activities for the environment and special provisions about the environmental liability in case of soil and water contamination.
In a global perspective, there's a great uncertainty regarding the international legal framework for the period following the expiration of the Kyoto Protocol, that could discourage investment in emission reduction projects.  

The photo shows a polluted river situated 50 km North of Rome, next to an industrial area. It's an environmental crime. I took that photo two years ago and after the legal protection and the punishment the river became clean.

  I hope all you will enjoy the rest of this Sunday.


Black Knight said...

Thank you again for the mention. Was the 16 km part of the Giro d'Emilio?
I have a present for you, as you know I am working with a Committee so I can give you the proposal of the Green Code for the European Ports (I have the pdf).

ajh said...

You must feel good about what you do.

Glad you got to get out and run.

Amy said...

Sounds like you get to do something really worthwhile for your work!
Nice run, too!

Christina said...

It would be cool to see an after pic of the polluted river. Are the fines high for an environmental crime?

Fran said...

That river is really polluted!

Great job on the 16K run!

Johann said...

Nice 16km run! It is good to hear the river is now clean, but it takes long for a system to recover from something like that. We have some very bad pollution problems here in SA as well.

Emmy Ann Horstkamp said...

I am glad you were able to get the river cleaned, mother nature needs all of our help and I am glad you are able to make progress.

Jealous of your long run but I will get to run the rest of this week and that makes me happy!

Julie said...

Hi Giorgio,
Way to get out there are run 16 K! I know how hard it is to get out there when it is cold and wet. Nice job...I need your motivation right now:)

I know that pollution is a global problem right now and when I see pictures like that just breaks my heart. I am so thankful for the work that you do and that you are able to help with this increasing problem! God bless you Giorgio! I have missed your blog during my little break. It is good to see what you are up to:) Take care Giorgio!