Dr. Riccardo Valentini
Dr. Riccardo Valentini is the Director of the Division of Climate Impact at the
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Changes. He received the 2007 Nobel Peace
Price for his activities within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Valentini was researcher at the University of Tuscia, the Department of Plant Biology of
the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and at the Joint Research Center of the
European Commission. Since 2000, he is a Professor at the University of Tuscia in the
Department of Science of the Forest Environment and its Resources and has been
Director of the department since 2002. His research activity focuses on subjects in
ecology, in agricultural-forest systems, and problems connected with implementing
international conventions for global environmental protection. He is a pioneer in
research related to the role of agricultural-forest systems in climate change and the
greenhouse effect and has been published multiple times in prestigious scientific
international publications including Science and Nature.