Piero Pelizzaro

Piero Pelizzaro

Chief Resilience Officer, Department City Resilience, Milan Municipality
Global urban resilience specialist of leading Italian Smart City

Chief Resilience Officer and the City Lead for the H2020 Lighthouse project Sharing Cities at the Municipality of Milan.  He is an advisor of the Italian Ministry of Environment Land and Sea to design training activities on Urban Adaptation Policy and Climate Change. Piero is a member of the European Commission Mayors Adapt Practitioners Work Group and Member of FiRe 2016 Implementation Working Group at Climate Policy Initiative. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the EU FP7 Ramses Project that aims to structure a cost-benefit analysis methodology for Urban Adaptation Plans. In recent years, Piero Co-founded Climalia, a consulting company in Italy providing specialized services on climate adaptation and resilience, where he operated as Resilience Specialist. Piero was an Acclimatise Associate.  He has extensive expertise in projects financed by the European Commission, including the LIFE+ project BlueAP Bologna Local Urban Environment Adaptation Plan for a Resilient City (Senior Expert), LIFE+ RECOIL Recovered waste cooking oil for combined heat and power production (Technical Director), and MED Green partnerships as Senior Expert and MED ZeroCO2 Small communities for big changing.  He further specialised in Urban Resilience, Environmental Economic Accounting, Energy Scenario and Climate Change Impact Models through his working experience at the Stockholm Environment Institute – Tallinn Office. In past years he collaborated with EU MP, Umberto Guidoni.  He writes for different specialised magazines and web-portals on climate change issues. 


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