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Giacomo Grassi

Giacomo Grassi is a scientific officer at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, since 2005. Within the Forest Resources and Climate Unit, he leads the activities on ‘Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry’ (LULUCF). This includes the coordination of the LULUCF sector of the EU greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, of the scientific and technical support to EC services and EU countries on LULUCF monitoring and reporting issues, the contribution to the design and implementation of LULUCF policies at EU level, and the coordination of forest modeling activities using the Carbon Budget Model (CBM-CFS). He provides technical and scientific support to the LULUCF negotiations within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He is an expert reviewer of LULUCF GHG inventories for the UNFCCC, contributed to the UNFCCC training for reviewing models, and made the first technical assessment in the context of ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation’ (REDD+). He acted as Coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “Revised 2013 Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance under the Kyoto Protocol". He holds a PhD in Forest Ecology at the University of Bologna (Italy, 1999). His research interests started with forest ecophysiology and silviculture, and then expanded to the carbon balance of forest ecosystems and their role in mitigating climate change.

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