Edizioni Ambiente has been the only Italian publishing house dealing exclusively with the investigation and popularization of sustainability issues for over twenty years. Created when the concept of sustainable development was still struggling to carve out a niche for itself in the Italian political agenda, first acting as a pioneer, publishing the international big gurus of environmentalism, including Lester Brown and the Worldwatch Institute, Hermann Scheer, Wolfgang Sachs, Amory Lovins, Norman Myers, Paul Ehrlich, Vandana Shiva, Gunter Pauli, Paul Hawken, Jorgen Randers, Tim Jackson, Johan Rockström and Anders Wijkman. It also boasts a vast backlist of Italian authors and editors including Gianfranco Bologna, Edo Ronchi, Federico Butera, Roberto Cavallo, Duccio Bianchi and Silvia Zamboni.
The publishing house has managed to maintain an independent and open approach, without siding with any particular political party or group. making it a benchmark and a leading figure in the most important environmental subjects. In addition to being committed to culture and essay dissemination, from the very start Edizioni Ambiente has created, under the scientific supervision of Italian leading experts, a host of working tools for those involved in the Waste sector and at a later stage for those in the field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, (link to website) adding further resources to the private as well as the public sectors through Formazione sui rifiuti (Waste Education) and Formazione sull’energia (Energy Education).
The launch of FreeBookAmbiente.it website – a particularly far-sighted and innovative service and a harbinger of “Renewable Matter” Magazine – offer free downloads of environmental publications, often sponsored by companies, boards and consortia wishing to provide a service to those involved in the sector in exchange for visibility and a better understanding of their target audience.