7 Eco-communication: Environmental Management, Big Events and Legal Eco-language

  • Maurizio Abbati


The semantic field of the Environment and Sustainable Development needs a constant commitment of simplification, but not trivialization of complex concepts that if they are correctly understood contribute to improve the Environmental quality of the ecosystem. Adapting to local to promote the natural resources has been the study object for many years. Instruments like Agenda 21 and the Environmental Accounting are fundamental pieces of the Media puzzle of the Environmental Communication quality, supported by Public Administrations to help research, discussion, thematic insights, participation, coordination and idea and information exchanges. All this is part of the “green revolution” process in which it is essential to build the eco-sustainable identity for each organizational reality. It is not by chance that Environmental certification and registration tools aim at a correct and constant communication involving each internal and external structure of the organization using the best technologies and procedures. A systematic and holistic approach which increases its importance when big events are involved whose recipients of the Environmental message reach relevant numerical proportions. Will everybody be ready to accept favourably the Environment and Sustainability values and accept their rules? Communicating the Environment has become also a prerogative of the legal language. Is the legislator able to guarantee the language harmonization of the Environmental message in the present globalized society? A feasible result on condition that we consider the Environmental Communication as an added value, a guiding principle, a criterion, a requisite and a right.


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  • Maurizio Abbati
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  1. 1.SanremoItaly

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