Club of Rome Summer Academy - Climate Justice Workshop

From 7 to 13 September 2017 the first Club of Rome Summer AcademyChallenging an unsustainable economic systemtook place in Florence (Italy) in cooperation with the University of Florence. The Academy brought together students and academics, young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, artists and activists as well as some of the world’s leading social and systems thinkers. The conference offered in-depth, cutting-edge insights into the problems of our economic system and into various potential solutions. About 120 people from 25 different countries participated.

In this occasion, I wrote and delivered the workshop “Human Rights and Climate Change: the role of Climate Justice in the SDGs realisation” to one of the working groups of the Club of Rome Summer Academy.


The topics included:

  • Generative Communication (Luca Toschi, University of Florence)
  • Can We Still Meet the Paris Agreement? (Anders Wijkman, Co-President of the Club of Rome)
  • Tech for Humanity – Reflections on the Technological Revolution (Carlos Pereira, Anders Wijkman)
  • A New Enlightenment: At the Core of the New Club of Rome Report “Come On” (Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-President of the Club of Rome)
  • Ressources, Greed & Cooperation: Fishbanks Simulation Game (Orsolya Ujj, Brigitta Pulay, and Atilla Krall)
  • The Seneca Effect – Why Growth is Slow, But Collapse is Rapid (Ugo Bardi, University of Florence)
  • Solving Inequality – A Central Platform for the Health of the Population, the Economy and the Planet (Kate Pickett, University of York)
  • Medeas Workshop: Designing a New Energy-Economy Model (Ugo Bardi, Sara Falsini, Davide Natalini, Ilaria Perissi, Jordi Sole, Inigo Cappellan-Perez, and Sara Falsini)
  • New Well-Being Measures – Beyond GDP Workshop (Katherine Trebeck, Oxfam UK)
  • Reshaping Capitalism: An Asian Worldview (Chandran Nair, Founder Global Institute for Tomorrow)
  • Doughnut Economics (Kate Raworth, Oxford University)
  • An Ethical Foundation for Economics in the Anthropocene (Peter Brown, McGill University)

 

Working Groups:

  • Human Rights and Climate Change: how Climate Justice can help in the SDGs realisation (Chiara Soletti)
  • Economic Policy Design for the Great Transformation (Amanda Janoo)
  • Grassroots Activism (Florian Carl and Katherine Ghermans)
  • What Do You Want for 2050? Exploring our Footprint Futures: Concepts and Applications (Mathis Wackernagel, Founder Global Footprint Network)
  • A New Heterodox Macro Model (Jorgen Randers, BI Norwegian Business School)
  • Prosperity Without Growth – Foundations for a New Economy (Tim Jackson, Surrey University)

EIT Climate-KIC – Events Management 2018/2019

I joined the EIT Climate-KIC in 2018 as an event manager. I worked in direct contact with the CEO Team to deliver the events of the organisation, including major events like the Partners Retreat (the Hague) and the Whole of EIT Climate-KIC (Amsterdam). My key responsibility and achievements included:

  • Successfully managing 10 events across Europe (between 10 and 300 guests)
  • Reviewing and improving processes and procedures to bring in compliance with the EU procurement policy on transparency and equal treatment
  • Supporting the logistical organisation of four Regional Innovation Scheme workshops (30+ attendance on average) and contributing with some content production for the events (topics - just transition, innovation, sustainability, circular economy)

 

All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam
All Staff Meeting Amsterdam

Italian Climate Network – School Project 2015/2020

After a year of trial lessons in 2015, Italian Climate Network launched in September 2016 the School Project, an annual series of classes to explain climate change to secondary school students. The project has a multidisciplinary approach highlighting the tight connection between these issues and topics like human rights, health, waste management and climate science. The educational initiative aims at providing correct knowledge about the phenomenon of young people, raising awareness and empowering them. In the 6 years circle 2015/2020, The School Project reached, 45 schools, 30 cities, 11 regions and engaged 8000+ students.

I am the author and lecturer of the Climate and Human Rights lesson of the Italian Climate Network’s School Project 2016/2020. I regularly travel to Italy to deliver the project in Italian schools.

For more info please visit the Italian Climate Network website.

Progetto Scuola 2019
Progetto Scuola 2019
Progetto Scuola 2019

 

Italian Climate Network - UNFCCC Conferences

Italian Climate Network (ICN) regularly attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conferences with a delegation of young observers. The delegation provides support to the ICN’s advocacy action, monitoring activities and technical reporting of the conference with detailed insights on the ongoing negotiations and side event topics.

Key Responsibilities and Achievements

  • UNFCCC Civil Society Observer since 2015 (from COP21 to COP25 & intersessionals)
  • Authored 50+ articles and reports (COPs’ outcomes, climate justice, just transition, human rights…)
  • Collaborating with the Women and Gender Constituency and the Human Rights Working Group on monitoring and reporting on the UNFCCC talks, advocacy work within the UNFCCC including drafting of official manifestos and statements, peaceful demonstrative actions organisation (since 2015)
  • Spokesperson for the Women and Gender Constituency, UNFCCC COP23 closing Plenary (2017)
  • Obtained official membership to the Women and Gender Constituency (2016)
  • Obtained ICN’s accreditation at the UN ECOSOC (2019)
  • ICN representative the UN Climate Change Summit (2019)
  • ICN’s spokesperson on gender and human rights topics (release of interviews for Rai News, Lifegate, Giornalisti nell’Erba, Radio Popolare)
  • Successfully ran and participated in 6 side events at the UNFCCC, overseeing content/PR, logistics and follow-up (average 80+ guest attendance and the participation of major stakeholders as international experts and governments representatives)
    • Voluntary compensations – social and environmental benefits of the Faircarbon proposal - UNFCCC COP21 (2015)
    • Event live with Francesco La Camera, General Director of the Italian Environmental Ministry - UNFCCC COP22 (2016)
    • Protecting Human Rights, Health and Gender Equality from Climate Change - UNFCCC COP23 (2017)
    • Youth engagement in climate action in the Mediterranean - UNFCCC COP23 (2017)
    • ACE in action: examples of youth leadership on climate change education and awareness creation - UNFCCC SB46 (2017)
    • Climate change impacts and the human right to water - UNFCCC COP24 (2018)

For more info please visit the Italian Climate Network’s website

UNFCCC SB46 ICN Youth Delegation
UNFCCC SB46 Side event ACE in Action
UNFCCC SB46 Side event ACE in Action
UNFCCC SB46 Side event ACE in Action with Federico Brocchieri Tim Damon and Alice Guerin
UNFCCC SB46 UNFCCC SB46 Side event ACE in Action with Yugratna Srivastava
UNFCCC SB46 ACE Dialogue
UNFCCC SB46 ACE Dialogue
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh  ICN Youth Delegation
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh Side event Intergeneration Equity
UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh Gender and Women Constituency
bis UNFCCC COP21 Paris ICN Youth Delegation
UNFCCC COP21 Paris
UNFCCC COP21 Paris
UNFCCC COP21 Paris
UNFCCC COP21 Paris
UNFCCC COP21 Paris Galletti, Minister of the Environment for Italy supports the Intergenerational Equity principle
UNFCCC COP21 Paris Galletti Minister of the Environment for Italy
UNFCCC COP21 Paris Agreement Approval
UNFCCC COP21 Paris Plenary with Al Gore
UNFCCC COP21 Paris Agreement Approval

Young European Leadership – Young European Council 2014

The Young European Council (YEC) is a regional conference bringing together passionate young people from each EU Member State. The YEC takes place inside and outside the European Parliament, European Commission and Council of the European Union. The event aims at fostering the exchange between future leaders and top policy makers and providing innovative yet realistic input to inform European policy making.

Guests of this edition:

  • Mr. Michel Lebrun, President of the European Committee of Regions
  • Ms. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Mr. Matt Dann Secretary General, Secretary General Bruegel
  • Ms. Cheryl D. Miller, Co-Founder of the Digital Leadership Institute International

In the capacity of Communication Officer for the “Young European Council ” (YEC), I coordinated the promotion (online via social media end off line through YEL’s network) and the media coverage of the event. I was also in charge of the media content production and the training of the Media Delegates participating to the YEC. The 2014 edition saw the participation of 97 young Europeans, 63% of which were recruited thanks to the social media campaign I designed and delivered.

For more information please visit Young European Leadership’s website.

Planning the YEC 2014
Planning the YEC 2014
YEC 2014 European Commission
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1 YEC 2014 Michel Lebrun - President of the European Committee of Regions
0 YEC 2014 Michel Lebrun - President of the European Committee of Regions
1 YEC 2014 Jo Vandercappellen - Directorate General Communication - European Commission
YEC 2014 Edith Hofer - Assistant to the Director General for Energy - European Parliament
YEC 2014 Maria Krikou - Unit Growth and Jobs - DG Connect - European Commission
YEC 2014 European Commission Plenary
YEC 2014
YEC 2014
YEC 2014
YEC 2014
YEC 2014
YEC 2014
YEC 2014 Connie Hedegaard - EU Commissioner for Climate Action
YEC 2014 Connie Hedegaard - EU Commissioner for Climate Action
YEC 2014 Connie Hedegaard - EU Commissioner for Climate Action - Cheryl Miller - CEO Digital Leadership institute - Matt Dann - Secretary General Bruegel
YEC 2014 Cheryl Miller - CEO Digital Leadership institute

Amnesty International IS – Global Workshop “Training for Trainers on Sexual and Reproductive Rights”, London 2014

The global workshop “Training for Trainers – Sexual and Reproductive Rights” was held at the Amnesty International IS in October 2014. The aim of the experience was to train AI activists and project leaders to interact and engage the public on sexual and reproductive rights issues.

I was the Project Coordinator for the logistics and Training Assistant for the global workshop “Training for Trainers on Sexual and Reproductive Rights” held at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. I coordinated the event’s logistics and delivered training on sexual and reproductive rights issues. The event involved 53 Amnesty International’s activists and project leaders from all over the world.


AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014
AI Global Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Rights-2014

 

OECD Global Forum on Development 2017

Closing the gap between the actual and the desired level of investments to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) is clearly beyond the reach of governments and public lenders. This problem can be addressed only with the engagement of the private sector in the shift towards sustainable models of production, respectful of the environments and human rights. Participants at this year’s OECD Global Forum on Development took stock of existing initiatives to catalyse the power of the private sector in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, explored new avenues of partnerships to mobilise the necessary resources.

Some of the most important personalities from the diplomacy, financial and global businesses world, attended the event, as:

  • Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
  • Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
  • Alain Papiasse, Deputy General Director of BNP Paribas
  • Amy Jadesimi, managing director of LADOL International

As Italian Climate Network delegate I attended the Global Forum to have an insight on the current business approaches to the shift towards a greener economy and more sustainable means of production.


Italian Climate Network – School Project Training Day 2016

In 2015 Italian Climate Network started the development of a new educational initiative, the “School Project”. Secondary schools in Italy don’t always integrate climate change in their curricula. Through a series of multidisciplinary lessons, the project aims at providing accurate knowledge about this phenomenon to young people, raising awareness and empowering them. After a series of trial lessons, the authors gathered in Milan on the 8th July 2016, to share the results of their work and train the team of speakers for the project's launch, scheduled for September 2016.

Authors and presentations:

Federico Brocchieri – CLIMATE CHANGE: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND SOLUTIONS Federico Brocchieri – CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS
Chiara Soletti – CLIMATE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Benedetta Rossi – CLIMATE AND HEALTH
Federico Capezzuoli – CLIMATE AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Marco Milano – CLIMATE SCIENCE

As the author of the “Climate and Human Rights” lesson of the Italian Climate Network’s School Project, I presented the results of my work and contributed to the formation of the new team of lecturers.

For more info please visit the Italian Climate Network website.

School Project Training Day - Federico Brocchieri
School Project Training Day - Chiara Soletti
School Project Training Day - Bnedetta Rossi
School Project Training Day - Francesco Capezzuoli
School Project Training Day - Marco Milano
School Project Training Day - Stefano Caserini
School Project Training Day - Veronica Caciagli

Italian Climate Network – Human Rights and Climate Section

Born as an in-depth column in 2015, the success of the "Women, Rights and Climate" initiative has turned its activity into a stable Section of Italian Climate Network (ICN). The group has been renamed over time into Human Rights and Climate Section and carries out activities aiming at analysing the link between climate change and human rights, with a defined focus on gender issues. As a section coordinator, I developed activities on the consequences of climate change on people’s lives, analysing how to alleviate the struggle of vulnerable groups under a human rights perspective. In the same capacity, I have been participating in the UNFCCC climate negotiations since 2015, monitoring the human rights principles integration in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and Paris Rule Book, joining the advocacy activities of the Women and Gender Constituency and collaborating with the Inter-Constituencies Human Rights Working Groups. Thanks to the experience I gained at the UNFCCC and in recognition of my successful application for the UN ECOSOC consultative status, in 2019 I have started working also in a Policy Advisor capacity.

Key Responsibilities and Achievements

  • Collaborating with the Women and Gender Constituency and the Human Rights Working Group on monitoring and reporting on the UNFCCC talks, advocacy work within the UNFCCC including drafting of official manifestos and statements, peaceful demonstrative actions organisation (since 2015)
  • Authored 20+ articles and reports (COPs’ outcomes, climate justice, just transition, human rights…)
  • Spokesperson for the Women and Gender Constituency, UNFCCC COP23 closing Plenary

For more information please visit Italian Climate Network’s website.

WRC SB46
WRC SB46
WRC SB46
WRC SB46
WRC SB46
WRC COP22
WRC COP22
WRC COP22
WRC COP22
WRC COP21
WRC COP21
WRC COP21
WRC COP21
WRC COP21
WRC COP21
WRC COP21
WRC Global Call For Climate Justice
WRC Global Call For Climate Justice
WRC Global Call For Climate Justice
WRC Global Call For Climate Justice
WRC Global Call For Climate Justice
WRCGlobal Call For Climate Justice

Young European Leadership - Eat & Meet, London 2015

The “Eat & Meet” events bring together at the same table young people and senior experts and allow them to exchange opinions, ideas and experiences. Each senior leader shares her or his table with six to eight aspiring leaders interested in her/his field of expertise, share her/his life experience as well as in-depth background about their job. In turn, the dinner is a chance for the senior decision makers to connect with young leaders, understand their concerns, and fresh exchange ideas.

Guests of this edition:

  • Esther Maughan, Comms and Networks Director, Forum4thefuture
  • Fergus Green, Policy Analyst & Research Advisor to Prof. Stern at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute
  • Matthew Tod, Partner within the Consulting division of PwC
  • Orivaldo Barros, Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Sia Houchangnia, Analyst at Seedcamp

As the  Project Officer for the logistics and communication of the “Eat & Meet” London, I managed the delivery of the event (40 participants) and ensured media coverage and content production for further dissemination.

For more information please visit Young European Leadership's website


Planning the Eat Meet London 2014
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - Esther Maughan - Comms and Networks Director - Forum4thefuture
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet Fergus Green - Policy Analyst - Research Advisor to Prof Stern at the LSEs Grantham Research Institute
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - Matthew Tod - Partner within the Consulting division of PwC
Eat Meet - London 2015
Eat Meet - Orivaldo Barros - Building Research Establishment - BRE
Eat Meet - Sia Houchangnia - Analyst at Seedcamp