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Francesco Corvaro is Italy’s new Special Envoy for Climate Change

Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, and Italian Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Gilberto Pichetto, have appointed Francesco Corvaro as the new Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Corvaro is an Associate Professor in Industrial Technical Physics at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Università Politecnica delle Marche (a polytechnic university in the Marche Region), with expertise and previous experience in the fields of energy and ecological transition and climate change.

The appointment of the Special Envoy is all the more necessary in view of the ever-increasing importance given to environmental issues in Italy’s foreign policy and the decisive role played by Italy in international negotiations on climate change, also in view of the upcoming COP28 and the Italian Presidency of the G7 in 2024.

According to Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Tajani, “the appointment represents a concrete sign of the Italian government’s willingness to work together with the main public and private players to combat climate change at national and global level”.

“The appointment of the Special Envoy for Climate Change confirms the weight and importance given by the Italian government to the challenge posed by climate change,” said Minister Pichetto. “A high-profile expert such as Professor Corvaro will be able to combine the scientific rigour required in approaching this issue with the policy guidelines put in place by the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (MASE) to face this crucial battle ahead”.