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Piero Pelizzaro

Piero Pelizzaro

Chief Resilience Officer, Milan, Italy

Piero Pelizzaro has 10 years of experience in climate change policies and urban resilience planning.  

Currently he is the Milan Chief Resilience Officer and the City Lead for the H2020 Lighthouse project  Sharing Cities at the Municipality of Milan. The Sharing Cities ‘lighthouse’ programme is an international collaboration between industry and cities in close cooperation with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. Piero Pelizzaro is an advisor of the Italian Ministry of Environment Land and  Sea on Urban Adaptation Policy to Climate Change. 

In recent years was the Co-Founder of Climalia, specialised consulting company providing climate services  in Italy, where he operates as a Resilience Specialist. Piero was an Acclimatise Associate (company with a mission is to make the world more resilient to 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.  

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, LIFE+ RECOIL (recovered waste cooking oil for combined heat and power production), MED Greenpartnerships and MED ZeroCO2.  

Piero Pelizzaro writes for different specialised magazines and web-portals on climate change issues.