Christophe is Team Leader for the Support Facility and the main entry point for all requests. He has more than 20 years of experience of climate change and sustainable development issues, including leadership of large development programmes around the world. A French national with perfect command of English, he recently relocated to Europe from Mauritius where he worked for the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) coordinating their ISLANDS programme. In this role, Christophe’s main focus was to raise awareness of island issues and solutions within the region and all around the world. In a rare moment of free time, he enjoyed riding an old Chinese bike from Nairobi down to Cape Town.
Geraldo has 16 years’ experience of sustainable development and climate change issues, specialising in support to public institutions, result-based planning, and public policy implementation. This experience includes more than nine years with the European Commission. Geraldo lives in Valencia, surrounded by vibrant city life but he also managed remarkably well living a year in the remote Brakna and Tagant regions of Mauritania.
Guido Corno holds a PhD in Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, and Environmental Economics from the Oregon State University, and a Master of Science in Physics, Biology and Natural Resource Management from the University of Tasmania. He is an expert in the identification, formulation, and implementation of projects and programmes, as well as extensive knowledge of climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. Asked about a fun moment during his career, Guido recalls he once worked on a research vessel that got stuck in the Antarctic. Waiting a week to be rescued by Russian icebreakers, he and his colleagues played football on the ice.
Francesca Predazzi brings high-level professional experience in political journalism and strategic communication with a focus on EU projects Francesca has 25 years experience in journalism, a sound knowledge of complex international outreach programmes and is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish, besides her native Italian. She loves sailing and communicating difficult topics in a simple way. A passionate traveller misses only four countries (out of twenty) to complete the tour of all those on the Mediterranean shores, guess which one they are.
Mitigation/NDC component Technical Adviser
Peter is currently supervising the Mitigation Component of the GCCA+. Peter has, as a Green Economist, had over 20 years of extensive experience in advising United Nations agencies, The World Bank, European Commission and national governments on climate change finance, mitigation strategy, energy policy, environmental policies and energy market development. Peter has gained senior strategic experience working with policy makers in the investment banking industry and in guiding smaller enterprises to success. , Peter has held key market strategic roles in both Cazenove/JPMorgan and Commerzbank AG in London and senior roles in sustainable development organisations and major global consultancy firms.
Specialities include: Climate Finance, Mitigation, Green Bonds, Climate Resilience, Energy (including Renewable Energy), Geopolitics and Government policy (International Boundary Negotiations) and project financing/finance, Circular Economy policy.
Monicaalessandra Bonfanti is a fully qualified lawyer specialized in climate, energy and transport topics with more than 17 years of relevant international working experience gained living and working in Balkan areas (Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia) SEE, CEE, India, Nepal, Africa and Thailand. She worked for Multilateral Development Banks, public bodies, foreign governments, ministries, UN donors and NGOs drafting laws, strategies, policies, plans and programs on energy (EE and RE), transport/infrastucture (e.g. road, rail, aviation-ICAO –CORSIA- and EASA), climate change (mitigation and adaptation) and environment. She supported non- Annex 1 countries in preparing national communication, BUR, MRV, INDC, NDC, NAP, CDM, JI and NAMA projects. She is crazy for sailing and skiing and she plays piano when she needs to relax.
Karla Van Eynde
Karla is graduated as a bio-engineer, specialised in forestry and water resources, and holds a postgraduate degree in applied environmental economics. She has worked in over 40 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, in the technical fields of forestry, natural resource management and climate change. As for the Global Climate Change Alliance and its Support Facility, Karla’s contributions are mainly related to Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).