Submitted by: Provincia Di Vicenza
Implemented country: Italy
Title: Preserving Natural Heritage in Tanning District
GIADA is the acronym for a project aimed at integrated environment administration in the Valle del Chiampo’s (Italy) tanning district as a response to the need for preserving the district’s remarkable natural heritage. Nearly 800 companies manufacture bovine and calf leathers that are used in the furnishing, shoe and clothing industries, with a yearly turnover of over 3 billion euros. The GIADA project is working on synergy with the existing, well-tested productive system with the purpose of preserving ecosystem integrity and equilibrium for global life quality improvement.