Eleonora Cogo

Singularity Expert:

Eleonora is a climate change and sustainability professional with 15 years’ experience of working with businesses and governments. She has been a Senior Scientific Manager at the Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and a member of the Italian delegation and EU team of negotiators at the UN climate negotiations (UNFCCC) which led to the Paris Agreement in 2015. She has served on the board of the Adaptation Fund. Before joining CMCC she worked as a Senior Project Manager on emission reduction projects (CDM) at Ecosecurities in Oxford, U.K. and on emission trading schemes (EU-ETS) at Alperia Bartucci SpA.

She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from Trento University and a MSc in Environmental Management from Aalborg University. In 2016, she completed an MBA at IE Business School. In 2017, she won Italy’s Global Impact Challenge and participated in Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program in Silicon Valley. In 2020, she created ‘Change Game’, a videogame designed to help players understand the complexity of climate change, which was shortlisted in the Best Innovation category at the Italian Video Game Awards. She is an Expert at Singularity and regularly speaks on the topic of innovation, technology and climate change.