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Francesco La Camera

Director General, IRENA
Francesco La Camera

Francesco La Camera

Director General, IRENA

"The urgency of bringing about an energy transition based on renewables has never been greater – to reduce dependency, improve energy security and resilience and to create new jobs and boost sustainable development. IRENA’s 2022 World Energy Transitions Outlook will provide policymakers with a concrete roadmap of policies and priority actions required till 2030 to stay course towards the 1.5°C climate goal."

Francesco La Camera took office as Director-General of IRENA on 4 April 2019. He brings more than thirty years of experience in the fields of climate, sustainability, and international cooperation. Previously, Francesco La Camera served as Director-General of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, EU and International Affairs at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea. He led the Italian delegation to UNFCCC’s COP 21 to 24 and the EU Presidency at COP 20. Francesco La Camera was responsible for the preparation and organisation of Italy’s G7 Environment Presidency in 2017, and he was a leading member of the Italian delegation to the G7 Environment Ministers meetings in 2016 and 2018. Author of many publications, Francesco La Camera was a Lecturer of Sustainable Development at the University of Cosenza and of Environment & Land Economics at the University of Roma 3. He began his career as an economic analyst at the Italian Ministry of Budget and Planning.

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