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Alessio SattaAcclimatise Associate
Alessio Satta

Alessio Satta is an evnironmental planner and engineer and is an Acclimatise Associate

Alessio has more than 15 years’ experience in environmental planning and engineering; including 10 years providing International Development Assistance to countries in the Mediterranean region. Presently Alessio is project officer at the Joint Technical Secretariat of The European Neighbourhood Instrument for Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean (ENPI CBCMED).

Alessio has considerable experience of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and EU policies, projects and funding mechanisms. He is currently involved in the preparation of the SCP Action Plan for the Mediterranean and has previously been involved in programmes such as UNEP DTIE, PAP/RAC, SCP/RAC and Blue Plan/RAC of the Mediterranean Action Plan. 

As policy advisor Alessio has provided technical assistance to institutions engaged in national and international projects in countries including Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Albania and Croatia. He is well versed in the UNEP/MAP Convention Policy and Governance frameworks.

Previously Alessio was executive director of the Sardinian Coastal Management agency where he oversaw the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and sustainable development policies.

A specialist engineer in groundwater management, Alessio achieved his undergraduate degree at Imperial College London. He holds a post-graduate degree in Environmental Engineering Management at École des Mines de Paris and a European Ph.D. in Climate Change Science and Management from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His Ph.D. research focused on climate risk assessment to coastal regions.

Alessio is an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator and is an excellent oral and written communicator in both English and French.