Globel Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)
Director Mission Innovation Urban Transitions Mission
Giorgia strongly believes that the involvement of cities and regions is vital to drive forward sustainability and to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Partnerships across levels of government, as well as with institutions, stakeholders and the private sector are crucial to meet these goals, and to support local action. Giorgia is the Director of Mission Innovation’s Urban Transitions Mission, and works to mobilize decision makers across all levels of government to prioritise climate-neutral and net-zero pathways enabled by clean energy and systemic innovation across all sectors and in urban governance. Within the Mission she dmanegs, Giorgia works to empower cities to adopt innovative solutions and reach the tipping points in the cost and scale of those solutions for urban transitions, by accelerating capacity-building and closing the gap between research, development and deployment. Giorgia has over 13 years of experience in the fields of climate and energy to support local and subnational governments in developing sound policies, science-based and data driven plans and solutions in response to the challenges of climate change. Giorgia worked as the Coordinator for climate policy and energy governance at the European Secretariat of ICLEI- Local Governemntts for Sustainability. Giorgia has worked with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) Secretariat since 2020, where she led the work on Global-Regional Coherence and Coordination, working to support the GCoM alliance partners to implement the mission and vision of the GCoM across the world, while respecting Regional and national contexts. Giorgia managed the Coordination Unit of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme, and was the coordinator of the international dimension of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe. Giorgia has a strong expertise in international urban diplomacy, and is the former head of the coordination unit of the International Urban Cooperation programme. Giorgia drafted positioning documents on climate and energy policy, as well as provided expert contributions to Opinions for institutions such as the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee.