Minister Plenipotentiary Alessandro Modiano has been appointed Special Envoy for Climate Change by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, and the Minister for Ecological Transition (MiTE), Roberto Cingolani.
The decision to appoint a Special Envoy for climate change comes from the increasing relevance of climate diplomacy, a key element of Italy’s and EU’s foreign policy. In addition to that, the decision is consistent with the leading role Italy played on this issue with the Presidency of the G20 and the co-chairmanship of COP26 along with the United Kingdom.
The Special Envoy for Climate Change, appointed by the Minister of Ecological Transition as Director General for the European and International activity of MiTE, will carry out an important liaison activity between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry for Ecological Transition.
Furthermore, he will act as reference point for external policies of different Italian Agencies, competent for fighting climate change.
Minister Di Maio commented that “with the appointment of a Special Envoy for Climate, Italy confirms its commitment to fight against climate change, and the will to reaffirm its leadership on a crucial issue for the survival of our Planet as we know it”.
For Minister Cingolani “this appointment further strengthens Italy’s leadership in the fight against climate change and represents another important tool for our country to face the emergency of global warming. With this in mind, the collaboration between the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry for Ecological Transition will enact further opportunities for Italy to implement effective policies at a global level”.