Luca Petrarulo is an experienced consultant and project manager with 12 years’ experience in international environmental projects and research, working for a variety of organisations including DFID, EC, GIZ, AFD, CDKN, UK DECC, UK FCO, and C40.
His experience is multi-disciplinary, spanning from climate change to sustainable development and aid effectiveness, including some focus on energy and carbon modelling and planning. For instance, Luca led the development and approval of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of Bangladesh and supported its initial implementation, and contributed to the development of Nigeria’s INDC. In addition, Luca led the energy and climate change assessment of the EU development assistance to the Pacific region, covering 19 small island developing states (SIDS). This involved assessing the current status of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (access to affordable and clean energy) in the Pacific and providing recommendations to the EU for better supporting energy access and renewable energy development in the region.
Luca is currently supporting EEG in coordinating the global Roundtable Initiative on Strategic Energy Planning, bringing together major donors, development partners, and technical organisations to improve the effectiveness of their support on energy system modelling and planning to developing and emerging economies.
Luca has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University, an MA in Conflict Resolution from Lancaster University, UK, and a BA Hons in International Relations from the University of Bologna, Italy.