“On the Trail of the Glaciers’”: Photography and Science Show the Effects of Climate Change

Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

“We’ve supported this project, which fits perfectly with our vision and our values, since 2008. Glaciers are essentially the planet’s thermometer, and they allow us to see the effects of climate change with our own eyes and understand the need to move society and the economy quickly toward so-called decarbonisation.”

– Michele Bologna – Head of Communications, Global Renewable Energies

The project was preceded by intense preliminary study and research, started in 2007, to find all the information, travel diaries, cartographies and images related to the historical expeditions in the historical archives. The fourth part of the “On the Trail of the Glaciers” project continued the photographic documentation started in the three previous expedition of the project, to further enrich the archive produced by Fabiano Ventura.

“We believe that the sustainability of our business is closely linked to the sustainability of the planet. This project could be the most important documentation of the Earth’s glaciers done using the technique of comparative photography, and is able to show the impact of human activities on climate change in an immediate, practical and measurable way. An effective way to help make us more aware and responsible.”

– Giovanni Tula – Head of Innovation & Sustainability, Global Renewable Energies

Moving toward an Expedition to the Italian Alps

Ventura’s expedition to the world’s highest peaks will come to an end in 2020 with the Italian, French and Swiss Alps. Before that, in 2018, the “On the Trail of the Glaciers” team will make a stop in the Himalayas. The real global challenge is cutting emissions to maintain the temperature increase under the threshold of 2°C, the goal of the Paris Agreement and of COP23, currently underway in Bonn.