Office: Bologna

Address: Via Franceschini, 31 40128 Bologna


Sergio Castellari holds a degree in Physics (University of Bologna, Italy) and a Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography (University of Miami, Florida, USA). Since April 2015 he works as Seconded National Expert (SNE) at the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen (Denmark) on impacts, vulnerability, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction. Since May 2000 he is affiliated at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Bologna (Italy), where he is a senior scientist since 2008.

He has been working at Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) from 2006 until March 2015, where he has been also the Head of the “Institutional Relations and Adaptation Policies” Group. In the last decade he has been working as a climate science and policy expert for the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. He participated as Italian Delegate to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), UNFCCC, (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), UNCCD (UN Convention to Combat Desertification), GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and UNEP (UN Environment Programme) sessions. From 2002 to 2012 he participated as Italian Expert at the EU Science Expert Group of the EU WPIEI-CC of EU Council. He has been co-chair/facilitator of Contact Groups and Informal Consultations at UNFCCC-SBSTA sessions for several years. From August 2006 to March 2015 he has been the National Focal Point for Italy of IPCC. He has participated in international and national projects on marine, climate science and adaptation policies. From January 2011 to March 2015 he has been Manager of the ETC/CCA (European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation) contracted by the EEA. In the last years before joining the EEA, he has been the Scientific Coordinator of Italian national project SNAC (Elements for the elaboration of a National Strategy of Adaptation to Climate Change), Work Package Co-Leader in EU FP7 project CIRCLE-2 (Climate Impact Research & Response Coordination for a Larger Europe) and participated up to March 2015 at EU FP7 project BASE (Bottom-up climate adaptation strategies towards a sustainable Europe). From 2008 to 2015 he has been a contract professor of “Climate change and International Policies” for the “Science and Management of the Climate Change” Doctorate Programme of the Cà Foscari University of Venice.

His main interests are focused on climate-change policies with particular emphasis on adaptation science and policies.

Sergio Castellari
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen, Danimarca
Tel: +45 33367241
mob.: +39 334 1155037
Skype: sergio.castellari