ITA Airways launches new carbon program in collaboration with CHOOOSE


Rome, 22 December 2022 – ITA Airways is partnering with Norwegian climate tech company CHOOOSE to offer passengers the ability to calculate and address the CO2 emissions of their flights by supporting certified carbon offset projects with both environmental and social benefits and the acceleration of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) adoption.


As a first step in an ongoing collaboration, ITA Airways’ carbon program will provide travelers with insight into their flight-related CO2 emissions and support them in addressing the impact of their flights.


By visiting, ITA Airways customers can support the use of SAF and certified carbon offset projects.


SAF is made from more sustainable materials (or feedstocks) and can reduce emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil-based jet fuel. Scaling SAF will dramatically reduce the emissions associated with aviation. Travelers’ help can accelerate the adoption of this innovative fuel, as SAF is currently much more expensive than conventional jet fuel.


The climate projects selected by ITA Airways in collaboration with industry experts are certified by various credible and internationally recognized carbon certification standards such as the VCS, the Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, and Climate Action Reserve.


“ITA Airways is committed to a CO2 emissions reduction plan, including the renewal of its fleet, which will feature 80% new generation aircraft by 2026, with the consequent downscaling of 1.3 million tons of CO2 emissions. A challenging goal, perfectly in line with the ICAO net-zero 2050 aviation commitment” said Fabio Maria Lazzerini, CEO and General Director of ITA Airways. “We are therefore proud of partnering with CHOOOSE on this carbon program. Relying on well-informed passengers and engaging them in environmentally friendly initiatives, represents a significant step forward in our journey towards decarbonization.”


“We are very excited to work with ITA Airways to take this step toward decarbonizing the air travel sector. We look forward to inviting every passenger to join us on the sustainability journey,” said CHOOOSE co- founder and CEO, Andreas Slettvoll.


Sustainability is a key topic for ITA Airways. The company was founded with the ambition of becoming the greenest airline in Europe, as well as an efficient and innovative one.


The vision and commitment of ITA Airways towards Sustainability is fully expressed in the Sustainability Manifesto, which presents ITA Airways responsibilities towards the planet and people and the way the Company intends to generate value.


About ITA Airways

ITA Airways is a company totally owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance for the exercise of business in the air transport sector. ITA Airways aims at creating an efficient and innovative air carrier that will become a reference point in providing Italy with quality connectivity both in terms of international destinations, thus boosting tourism and foreign trade, and within the Country, also taking advantage of the train-air integrated mobility. ITA Airways will place the best customer service at the center of its strategy (through a strong digitization of processes that ensure a best-in-class experience and personalized services), combined with sustainability, in its environmental (new green and technologically advanced aircraft, use of sustainable fuels), social (equality and inclusion for a gender-neutral company) and governance (integration of sustainability into internal strategies and processes) aspects. ITA Airways is a memberof SkyTeam alliance as of October 2021.


For press information:
Nicolò Mardegan – Head of Corporate Communication and Institutional Relations ITA Airways | Mail:



CHOOOSE™ is a climate tech company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, that builds digital tools so that everyone, anywhere, can easily integrate climate action into everyday life and business. Through flexible integrations, automated carbon emission calculations, and a connected marketplace of certified climate solutions, CHOOOSE delivers a complete platform that enables its partners to build and manage high-impact climate programs. Learn more at


For press information:
Celine Marie Moe – Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, CHOOOSE | Mail:

Record di aumento del costo della vita nelle grandi città americane

Il rapporto pubblicato nel dicembre 2022 dalla The Economist Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), “Worldwide Cost of Living 2022” (WCOL) rivela come l’inflazione globale abbia colpito nell’ultimo anno le 172 maggiori città del mondo, con una crescita media dei prezzi dell’8,1% rispetto all’anno precedente.

Secondo il rapporto della EIU, New York e Singapore si aggiudicano a pari merito il primato come città più costose del mondo. La Grande Mela raggiunge quindi la metropoli del Sud Est Asiatico, sul podio negli ultimi otto anni. Entrambe le città nel 2022 hanno sorpassato la capofila del precedente report 2021, Tel Aviv.

L’indice WCOL mostra inoltre l’impatto di un dollaro forte con conseguente crescita dei tassi di interesse e la scelta di investimenti più sicuri da parte degli investitori. Tutte le 22 città statunitensi prese in esame dal report scalano le posizioni che avevano raggiunto nei rapporti precedenti. Tra le dieci città che scalano più posizioni, ovvero dove la crescita del costo della vita ha avuto un incremento notevole, sei sono americane (Atlanta, Charlotte, Indianapolis, San Diego, Portland e Boston). Tre importanti città degli Stati Uniti scalano le classifiche e si attestano tra le dieci città al mondo con il costo della vita più alto: New York (1° posizione), Los Angeles (4° posizione) e San Francisco (6° posizione).

A livello globale, l’aumento più rapido dei prezzi è stato registrato per la benzina (come nel 2021), che ha subito un’impennata del 22% in termini di valuta locale. Anche i prezzi delle utenze come l’elettricità, i generi alimentari e i beni di prima necessità per la casa sono aumentati rapidamente. Per contro, i prezzi di beni e servizi ricreativi sono stati contenuti in un certo senso riflettendo una domanda più debole, in quanto i consumatori potrebbero concentrare le loro spese, in tempi di crisi e incertezze, su beni considerati essenziali.


The Economist – Economic Intelligence Unit  –

Italian Business Community Night | December 8, 2022


WHEN  Thursday –  December 8, 2022


WHERE  MAPS Backlot (342 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127)



Join the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast for a unique night with the Italian Business Community in the U.S. Southeast.

A great opportunity to network among a public of entrepreneurs, international executives, local authorities, Italian diplomats, selected journalists, and lifestyle bloggers.

The 2022 Italian Business Community Night includes:

  • 250 guests among entrepreneurs and international executives
  • Networking Cocktail with exhibitors’ area for product showcasing
  • Speakers’ presentation about trade & investments between Italy and the US Southeast
  • Pillar Award recognizing long-standing members of the Chamber
  • Dinner presenting selected Italian food & wines
  • DJ set



Registration closed on Monday, December 5th

No ticket at the door


IACCSE Members




For further information about tickets:






Watch here the recap videos of the past gala events:


2021 Gala Night


2018 Gala Night


2016 Gala Night



Recognition to Chamber’s longstanding members

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, in the context of the Italian Business Community Night, will recognize with the Pillar Award, its longstanding members, to acknowledge the great support dedication and commitment to all of those who have contributed to our mission of strengthening trade and business relationships between Italy and the United States.

This year the Chamber will recognize

25 years membership anniversary:

15 years membership anniversary:

A great success for the Best of Italian Design

The third edition of The Best of Italian Design / Food Design Night, on November 11th has been another outstanding event that had a great turnout despite the menace of storm Nicole in South Florida. We had hundreds of guests visiting different showrooms within the Miami Design District and Edgewater area.

The first part of the event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the most important brands of Italian interior design, where local professionals had the opportunity of networking with Italian design companies.

We also had the opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in the market through talks held by well-known architects and designers.

During the evening, The Food Design Night opened its doors to hundreds of design and food lovers who had a taste of some of locals Chefs’ creations. Six showrooms hosted a synergic party were besides Italian food and wines, the protagonist was obviously Italian high-end furniture products.

We want to give a special thank you to all the sponsors of the event:

Presenting Sponsor:


Oro Sponsors:

 Addison House

Argento Sponsors:

A special acknowledgement goes also to the Italian Trade Agency – Miami office for the great partnership and to the other partners:

ASIDIIDAConsulate General of ItalyFIU College of BusinessMiami Design District.

Watch here the video recap of the event (2 min.)

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