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Themes and speakers of the VI Edition of PerCorso Formativo Pietro Varasi


> DECEMBER 6: The climate crisis: Causes, Consequences & Remedies

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Speakers: Luca Mercalli,  Paola Fiore, Hanna Cecilie Bræden.

Luca Mercalli, climatologist and science communicator, has 35 years of experience in the analysis of ancient series of meteorological data, glacial monitoring, and climatic history of the Alps, chairs the Italian Meteorological Society (SMI), directs the magazine "Nimbus" and is scientific advisor of ISPRA.

Paola Fiore. Professional Certified Coach and Mentor Coach recognized by the International Coach Federation, Founder, and Director of ETICAMBIENTE® Sustainability Management & Communications Consulting - Innovative Sustainability Coaching & Consulting Solutions for Responsible Growth & Profitability, Consulting Boutique for Top Management, specialized in Integrated Consulting, Communication, Training Solutions and Coaching for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility for innovative companies in the industrial sector and the advanced tertiary sector.

Hanna Cecilie Bræden, legal advisor at the National Human Rights Institution (NIM), an independent public body established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2015 to strengthen the implementation of human rights in Norway following the Constitution, the Human Rights Act, and international human rights law.


> 13 DECEMBER: An ancient solution: reforestation 

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Speakers:Stefano Mancuso, Mariangela Ciampitti, Monica Judith Camacho.

Stefano Mancuso. Italian botanist, academic, and essayist who teaches general arboriculture and plant ethology at the University of Florence. He is a member of the Georgofili Academy, a founding member of the Société internationale pour le signalement et le comportement des plantes and director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology.

Mariangela Ciampitti. Head of crop protection of the Phytosanitary service of the Lombardy region and Representative of the European region at the standards committee of the FAO International Plant Protection Convention.

Monica Judith Camacho, advisor for climate change, environment, and forest at Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).


 > December 20: a new solution: renewables and electric mobility

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Speaker: Luigi Di Marco, Paola Bombarda, Gianni Catalfamo.

Luigi Di Marco. Member of the ASviS Secretariat. He held managerial functions in municipalities in the province of Milan from 1997 to 2006 as an architect and urban planner. He then focused on local policies for sustainable development and moved his professional activity also to Brussels and later to Rome. Since 2011 he has collaborated with AIAS (Italian Association for the Environment and Safety) in the study and scientific dissemination activities on sustainable development and as a contact person for the UN Global Compact initiative. With ASviS, he has contributed since 2016 to the drafting of the annual reports, is co-author of the digital transition report for sustainable development (2021), and author of the ASviS Quaderni "Sustainable development and European policies" editions 2020 and 2021.

Paola Bombarda. Researcher in the field of “Systems for energy and the environment”, she teaches Technical Physics and Machines at Politecnico di Milano. Her scientific activity is aimed at the study of geothermal plants, particularly the energy conversion process. She participates in research activities in Europe as a member of the "EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Joint Program Geothermal" and the "European Technology and Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal".

Gianni Catalfamo. An expert in electric mobility, he is a nuclear engineer. Since 2012 he has been dealing with digital transformation, a topic that he “professes” around the world and of which he writes on his blog sonofgeektalk.wordpress.com. Since 2017 he has been CEO and co-founder of One Wedge (onewedge.com), a start-up that builds charger networks for electric vehicles.