Adelante con juicio (Proceed with caution). Perhaps, the Italian Government draws inspiration from the 19th century writer Alessandro Manzoni’s famous novel “I Promessi Sposi” (The Betrothed), in their management of the bioeconomy issue. It is true that from 20th April 2017, when the Italian national strategy was introduced, to date, a change of government has occurred. Yet, there is still no sign of the action plan needed to turn words into deeds. An action plan strongly endorsed by Catia Bastioli, Novamont’s CEO, in her capacity as President of Spring – the Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry – during a meeting held in Naples on the 28th of June. “From strategy to action” was the motto at the public meeting where, amongst others, Gianni Girotto – Chairman of the Indust...