Facing the pace and amplitude of climate change over the Mediterranean, no single nation – not even the strongest – can survive only with its own forces. We need each other’s resources and knowledge. We are obliged to cooperate and, besides tackling the climate crisis, can take us to achieve the so far unachievable true peace in the Mediterranean. Diplomat, professor and writer – with 8 books, numerous articles, and reports published by official organizations – focusing for the last 20 years on societal, geo-strategic and economic impacts of environmental degradation. Currently he serves as Coordinator for Environment and Science at the Italian Development Cooperation; National Focal Point for Land Degradation, Mountains, and islands:, Chair of the United Nations Mountain Partnership and of the Global Islands Partnership; Head negotiator on water, ecosystem based approaches, and ocean sustainability for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Member of the Delegations on climate, biodiversity and other environment-related European and multilateral processes. He cooperates with the Climate Reality Project led by Former US Vice President and Nobel Prize Al Gore. Lecturer and Professor of Environment and Geo-strategy at various institutions, think-tanks and Universities in 2009 he was entrusted with the first ever course on this subject. Recently, together with climatologist Antonello Pasini, ha has published “Effetto serra – effetto Guerra”, a successful book focusing on the link between climate change, conflicts and migration.
- Climate Change