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Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio (born 13 March 1959) is an Italian politician, lawyer and journalist.

Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio
Minister of the Environment
In office
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
Prime MinisterRomano Prodi
Preceded byAltero Matteoli
Succeeded byStefania Prestigiacomo
Minister of Agriculture
In office
25 April 2000 – 11 July 2001
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byPaolo De Castro
Succeeded byGiovanni Alemanno
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
23 April 1992 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born (1959-03-13) 13 March 1959 (age 60)
Salerno, Italy
Political partyFederation of the Greens
Alma materUniversity of Salerno

He served as Minister of Agriculture in the second cabinet of Giuliano Amato and as Minister of Environment in the second cabinet of Romano Prodi.

Born in Salerno, member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since 1992, Pecoraro Scanio was the leader of the Federation of the Greens, one of the parties making up the ruling coalition in the new Italian government. He also served as Minister for Agriculture from 2000 to 2001 in the cabinet of Giuliano Amato.

He was also one of the candidates as leader of L'Unione for the primary election held on 16 October 2005, finishing in fifth place with 2.2% of national votes.

Pecoraro Scanio has been accused of populistic and opportunistic behaviour for his position on the major waste disposal problem in Naples, which is part of his electoral region[1][2][3]

Pecoraro Scanio is openly bisexual.[4]

He has a younger brother, Marco Pecoraro Scanio, who is a former Serie A footballer with such clubs as Inter Milan, Salernitana and Ancona 1905. Marco is also a senator for the Green Party, elected in the 2006 election.

He is now President of the UniVerde Foundation and teaches at both the University of Milan Bicocca and the Tor Vergata University of Rome.[5]


  1. ^ "Neapel will Abfall nach Rümanien verfrachten", (in German), 29 May 2007, archived from the original on 29 September 2007, retrieved 1 September 2007.
  2. ^ Perna, Giancarlo (15 May 2007), "Pecoraro Scanio, il verde che non-distingue un toro da una mucca", Il Giornale (in Italian), retrieved 1 September 2007.
  3. ^ Barber, Tony (28 May 2007), "Naples tourism fear as garbage piles up", Financial Times, retrieved 1 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Italian politician breaks sexuality 'taboo'", BBC News, 3 June 2000, retrieved 15 October 2009
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