Information accuracy and reliability are essential for Italian Climate Network. The association’s Scientific Council, which helps us fulfil this objective, is constituted by the professionals listed below.

Mauro Buonocore

Coordinates communications, press office and media relations activities of the CMCC Foundation ( He has been working on climate change for more than a decade, having also taken an interest in public opinion, digital media, and useful opportunities to improve participatory contexts in various fields, from education to decision-making.

Francesca Giordano

Graduate in Environmental Science with a subsequent PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, she has been working on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation at Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) since 2007. She is National Reference Centre within the Eionet network of the European Environment Agency on this topic.

Elisa Palazzi

Researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council and professor of Climate Physics at the University of Turin. She studies observed and expected climate changes in mountain regions, particularly the amplification of warming at high altitudes and changes in precipitation and snow on the ground, as well as their impact on mountain and downstream ecosystems, especially in terms of water resource availability.

Antonello Pasini

Climate scientist, he is a researcher at the CNR’s Institute on Atmospheric Pollution, professor of Climate Physics at the University of Roma Tre and of Environmental Sustainability – Scientific Aspects at the Gregorian University in Rome. He is currently vice president of the Italian Society for Climate Science (SISC). In 2017 he published (together with Grammenos Mastrojeni) the book “Greenhouse Effect, War Effect. Climate, conflict, migration: Italy on the front line” (Chiarelettere).

Fabrizio Pregliasco

University Researcher for the Discipline of General and Applied Hygiene at the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Aggregate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine. Since 2014, he has been the Medical Director of the I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. He is also National President of A.N.P.AS. and Vice President of Samaritain International.

Caterina Sarfatti

Senior manager at C40 Cities, she manages the global “Inclusive Climate Action” program that supports mayors and cities to make their urban climate strategies more inclusive, equitable and accessible. Previously, she worked as policy advisor and project manager for the International Relations of the Cabinet of the Mayor of Milan, and worked with the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) in Rome and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Paris.

Sara Venturini

A development economist specializing in climate adaptation policy planning, climate finance and multilateral climate negotiations, she works with governments and international organizations. She contributed to the development of the national adaptation strategy in Italy and was a member of the Italian ministerial delegation to the UNFCCC from 2009 to 2014. In addition to the European Union, her professional experience includes Central Asia and the Middle East, the Balkans, and small island developing states in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.

Federica Gasbarro

Associate Professor of Business Management at the University of Brescia and Contributing Author to the IPCC WGII 6th Assessment Report, Chapter 13 “Europe”. For over ten years she has been studying the corporate responses to the climate crisis and sustainable entrepreneurship in the energy sector. Her works have been published in peer-reviewed journals. She participated in several national and European projects on sustainability management and mitigation and adaptation responses of companies, administrations, industrial areas, and territories.

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