Meet the #EURESFO22 Organising Committee
Officer, Built Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy, ICLEI Europe
Andreas Jaeger, Officer, Built Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy, ICLEI EUrope
Andreas joined the Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience team at the ICLEI European Secretariat as a Project Officer in January 2020. At the Secretariat the primary focus of his work lies on projects seeking to catalyse energy positive / low carbon built infrastructure and sustainable energy development.
Building on his background in architecture and urban planning, Andreas worked in sustainable urban development policy research in Europe and Asia for over six years.To better understand processes that shape our built environment Andreas worked in the private real estate sector, just prior to joining ICLEI. In the course of his career Andreas has been engaged in research and capacity building in the fields of green buildings, multi-level governance and subnational climate-smart strategy making. In this context he has also contributed to international policy processes, such as Habitat III and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Officer, Sustainable Resources Climate and Resilience, ICLEI EUROPE
Carme Machi Castaner, Officer, Sustainable Resources and Climate and Resilience, ICLEI EUROPE
Carme Machi Castaner is an ICLEI Europe Officer in Resilient Water Infrastructures since beginning of 2022, acting in targeted advice on green & blue solutions, analysis and application of methodologies, project development, international water experts’ partnerships in projects. Previously, she worked as a Specialist in Green Infrastructure at Typsa Engineering in Lima (Perú), for the Peruvian’s Authority coastal watershed restoration programs, collaborating in several projects in Brazil, highlighting consultancy service with Toyota Foundation of Brazil on nature-based strategies (nbs) for sanitation and local stream restoration, and Fluxus Ecological Design company, to conduct storm-water modelling and Green Stormwater Infrastructure design, and collaborating in the North Lakes Program co-founded by the World Bank for a lakes systems restoration in north-east Brazil.
She holds a Masters in Architecture Engineering, Post-Graduate Master in Urbanism and Strategic Planning (EMU), and PhD in Environmental Sciences, with one-year research at Cornell University in the United States. She is a native Spanish and Catalan speaker, fluent in English and Portuguese, intermediate in French and Italian.
Senior Scientific Manager, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC)
Chiara Trozzo, Senior Scientific Manager, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC)
Chiara Trozzo is a Senior Scientific Manager at the CMCC ISCD Division – Information Systems for Climate Change and Decision-making.
After a 2nd level International Master in Cooperation and Development (CDN Network- IUSS Pavia) and a master’s degree in international and Diplomatic Affairs (University of Bologna- Forlì premises), she mainly delved with project management and evaluation on climate change in Latin America, providing technical assistance on climate change adaptation and resilience to a wide range of public and private partners (governments, UN agencies, NGOs, academia and civil society).
Currently at CMCC Foundation she works on several research projects on negative emission technologies, adaptation to climate change and sustainable development decision-making and policy elaboration at European and local level and she is the Deputy Manager of the EEA European Topic Centre on Climate change adaptation and LULUCF.
Junior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Elena Petsani, Junior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Elena Petsani is an Urban Resilience & Sustainability Planner (MSc & MEng.). She has professional background with over five years of experience in inclusive and climate-resilient urban development, sustainability strategies, policy-making, and academic research at the national and local government level. She has supported strategic urban planning and territorial development, climate adaptation policies, and spatial tools for multi-stakeholder engagement in the decision-making process. Elena is involved in EU funded projects focused on adaptation to climate change and Nature Based Solutions such as REGREEN, proGIreg, REGILIENCE, and MULTISOURCE.
Global Chief Heat Officer, Arsht Rock Resilience Center
Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer, Arsht Rock Resilience Center
Eleni Myrivili wants cities to prepare for extreme heat by developing and adopting climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. For her, this work starts in her home city of Athens, where she was appointed Europe’s first Chief Heat Officer in 2021. She's been using the position to raise awareness of the dangers of extreme heat and co-create and co-design a greener, cooler future for all.
In June 2022, through her role as a senior advisor at Arsht Rock Resilience Center and following an MoU Arsht Rock signed with the UN-Habitat, she was named the first-ever Global Chief Heat Officer to work in promoting a heat resilience agenda at UN-Habitat, the United Nations' program for human settlements and sustainable urban development.
Myrivili has advocated for an environmental, nature-positive, and climate-neutral agenda for more than two decades. A tenured assistant professor at the University of the Aegean, she was elected and has served as Deputy Mayor for the City of Athens where she designed the "Athens Resilience Strategy for 2030” with the collaboration of hundreds of Athens residents.
Research Division Director, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC)
Giulia Galluccio, Research Division Director, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC)
Giulia Galluccio got her PhD on Science and Management of Climate Change at Cà Foscari University of Venice and she pursues at CMCC her research interest on climate finance and project financing mechanisms.
At CMCC she is the Head of CMCC ISCD Division – Information Systems for Climate Change and Decision-making and she is the Manager of the EEA European Topic Centre on Climate Change Adaptation and LULUCF.
Giulia has been responsible of the Scientific Coordination of Research Divisions at the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) supporting the efficient and effective implementation of planned research activities of the Center. From 2007 till 2021, she has been the Head of the CMCC Fund Raising office building strong cooperation within international networks and facilitating research proposals preparation in a number of climate change research field.
She coordinates and participates in various national, EU and international research projects on climate change adaptation and mitigation decision-making and policies and climate finance. She is the author and coordinator of the Italian National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change.
MCR2030 Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, UNDRR
Helena Monteiro, MCR2030 Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, UNDRR
Helena Monteiro is the Project Specialist responsible for managing the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe and Central Asia. She is an urban specialist with over 15 years of experience in international cooperation and programs with governments, multilateral organizations, and NGOs. Skilled in global, national, and local program development and managing complex stakeholder relationships, Helena was an Associate Director of 100 Resilient Cities, working closely with different Latin American cities in developing robust resilience strategies. Before her work at 100RC, Helena ran the Office of Foreign Affairs for the São Paulo State Government in Brazil, where she was responsible for leading the international relations team of the state, coordinating the strategy with all government departments and their overseas counterparts. Helena specializes in Urban Transformation and Resilience, with familiarity in partnerships and strategy development and delivery in multi-cultural environments.
Junior Officer, Events and Stakeholder Engagement, ICLEI Europe
JEnnifer cote, Junior Officer, Events and stakeholder engagement, ICLEI Europe
Jennifer is a Junior Officer in the Events and Stakeholder Engagement team at ICLEI Europe. As a Junior Officer, she is involved in governance and social innovation projects (PSLifestyle and CAMPAIGners) as well as energy projects (ActionHeat and Cintran). She holds a BA in Politics & International Relations from the University of Greenwich (London, UK) as well as a Master of Public Policy and Management & Organisation from the Hertie School (Berlin, Germany). Jennifer has previously worked for the United Nations System Staff College in Bonn (Germany), Wiley publishing company (Germany), and West Suffolk Council (UK). She is a native in English and speaks German.
Junior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, ICLEI Europe
Jole Lutzu, Junior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, ICLEI Europe
Jole is Junior Officer at ICLEI Europe in Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, supporting local governments facing urbanization challenges, assisting them building a vision that allows them and their communities to consolidate resilient and sustainable transformation pathways. She is an architect from Italy with experience in strategic resilience planning, infrastructure and governance. She has conducted key research in Rome and Barcelona on community led transition processes and public space regeneration.
Jole currently supports a number of different European funded projects on urban resilience and climate adaptation, such as ARCH (cultural heritage), REGILIENCE (regional resilience), and CoCliCo (coastal cities), and directly involved in global advocacy initiatives, such as Making Cities Resilient 2030.
Junior Officer, Energy, Sustainable Resources and Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Julen imana, Junior Officer, Energy, Sustainable Resources and Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Julen Imana is a civil engineer working in the field of sustainable energy in ICLEI Europe (Germany). He has experience working on projects related to district heating, coal transition, emissions accounting or solar energy, and in particular working with the tools Google EIE and THERMOS. Julen holds a bachelor and masters in civil engineering, specialized in urbanism and transport, and speaks English, Spanish and Basque.
Communications Officer, ICLEI Europe
Katherine Peinhardt, Communications Officer, ICLEI Europe
Katherine Peinhardt is a Communications Officer at ICLEI European Secretariat, working mainly on urban resilience- and cultural heritage-related projects. Previously, she was a German Chancellor Fellow (Bundeskanzlerstipendiatin) supported by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Germany. Her research dives into links between place and resilience, exploring the ways that communities are already building both physical and social resilience through urban design and public space planning and management. This examination of community-based resilience-building will guide the emerging paradigm around a place-led approach to climate resilience and disaster recovery.
She previously worked as a Project Reporter and Communications Associate at Project for Public Spaces (PPS), during which time she focused on telling the story of placemaking. She managed written content and promoted a narrative for building cities around places. Prior to joining PPS, Katherine worked at World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, coordinating digital communications and producing written content to promote a vision of more sustainable urban development.
Regional Director EME, Resilient Cities Network
Lina liakou, Regional director eme, resilient cities network
Lina Liakou leads the resilience practice in Europe and the Middle East for the Resilient Cities Network, working with member cities across the region in developing their resilience thinking through long term City Resilience Strategies and actionable initiatives. Before joining the Network, Lina was Deputy Mayor and Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Thessaloniki, Greece. As a Deputy Mayor, Lina Liakou initiated collaborations with the European Commission, the EIB and the World Bank.
Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, ICLEI Europe
LUCA ARBAU, OFFICER, URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION, ICLEI EUROPE
Luca Arbau is an architect and a sustainable urban development practitioner. He works as an Officer at ICLEI Europe and at the Covenant of Mayors - Europe in the field of urban resilience and adaptation to climate change. Previously, he was Research and Communication Officer at Metropolis (Barcelona). Luca also worked in sustainability research and as an architect, focusing on co-design and co-creation of urban spaces. He holds a master degree in international cooperation and emergency architecture from the International University of Catalonia (Barcelona) and a master degree in architecture from the University of Ferrara (Italy). Luca is a native Italian speaker, is fluent in English and Spanish, and has good knowledge of Catalan.
Co-founder of the Nordic Urban Resilience Institute
Magnus Qvant, co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute
Magnus Qvant has ten years of working experience at executive level in the field of urban resilience and is co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute. He has also more than 20 years of experience in training and practice in civil security and emergency management, both nationally and internationally. Magnus Qvant is also the Secretary- General of Resilient Regions Association, a neutral and independent arena for collaboration on Urban Resilience, addressing societal challenges involving politicians, the industry, the private and public sector as well as the academia.
Senior Communinications Officer, ICLEI Europe
NEA PAKARINEN, Senior COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, ICLEI EUROPE
Nea Pakarinen is a Senior Communications Officer in the Press and Media team at ICLEI Europe. Her background is in marketing and communications, international journalism and environmental sciences; sustainable development. She has previously worked at an EU Agency and a UN/WTO initiative among others. Her interests are how social constructs and behaviour affect sustainability transitions, and how communications and advocacy can be harnessed to affect transitions strategically.
Associate, Resilient Cities Network
Nilofer Tajuddin, Associate, Resilient Cities Network
At Resilient Cities Network, Nilofer supports the implementation of European programmes and global communications. She has a background in urban planning and architecture. She has more than 5 years experience working with cities and her expertise includes stakeholder engagement, participation, capacity building and communications.
Senior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, ICLEI Europe
Nuha Eltinay, Senior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, ICLEI Europe
Nuha is a Senior Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation Officer at ICLEI European Secretariat. She has worked previously as a Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank (Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land) Global Practice, and held the position of the Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development at the Arab Urban Development Institute (Regional NGO), working closely with the UNDRR Regional Office and local governments in developing their risk governance strategies and resilience action plans as part of the Disaster Resilience Scorecard assessments in 25 Arab cities.
She has received her PhD in Urban Resilience from London South Bank University, and MSc from the University of Westminster in International Planning and Sustainable Development. Nuha publishes research with special interest in embedding inclusive community led participatory planning and co-design solutions into DRR and Climate Adaptation policy in the most fragile settings, leaving no one behind.
Co-founder of the Nordic Urban Resilience Institute
Silvia Haslinger Olsson, co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute
Silvia has several years of experience in the field of urban resilience and is co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute. Since 2013 she has been working as COO for Resilient Regions Association, a neutral and independent arena for collaboration on urban resilience, addressing societal challenges involving politicians, the industry, the private and public sector as well as the academia. Previously she has been working with cluster strategy and innovation at the Regional Development Agency is Southern Sweden.
Expert on Mission on Adaptation development content, EEA
Terry Karampini, Expert on Mission on Adaptation development content, EEA
Terry Karampini is an urban planner with extensive experience in development management and policy making in the United Kingdom. During this course, she developed an expertise on specific planning policy areas, including climate change adaptation, town centre regeneration, infrastructure planning. She strongly believes that urban planning plays a major positive role in the achievement of sustainable development, as well as the transition to a zero carbon and climate resilient future. Currently, she is working for the European Environment Agency as an expert assisting in the development of a new Knowledge Hub for the new Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change aimingto assist more than 150 regions and communities across Europe in transitioning towards climate resilience by 2030.
Senior Officer, Events and Stakeholder Engagement, ICLEI Europe
Valeria Eirin, Senior Officer, Events and Stakeholder EngagemenT, ICLEI Europe
Valeria Eirin is a Senior Officer, Events & Stakeholder Engagement at ICLEI Europe. She has worked as communications and dissemination work package leader of several H2020 projects, such as DECIDE, DREEM, PSLifestyle and Compete4SECAP and has taken a leading role in the organisation of the ROCK Open Knowledge Week, and the 9th Informed Cities Forum, among other events. She is also part of the core team in charge of implementing the Green City Accord, on behalf of the European Commission.
Coordinator, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaption, ICLEI Europe
Vasileios Latinos, Coordinator, Urban resilience and climate adaption, ICLEI Europe
Vasileios is a climate adaptation and resilience expert, with 13+ years experience, working with local and regional governments throughout Europe. He is coordinating the resilience portfolio of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability for Europe, responsible for development, management and coordination of projects and services in the topical areas of climate change adaptation, urban resilience and disaster risk reduction and supporting the programmatic development of ICLEI in this field. Vasileios is also involved in standardisation activities and manages the European Urban Resilience Forum since 2016.