Silvia Medri holds a degree in Physics confirmed by University of Bologna (Italy). She also attended: the “High Level Education Course on Environmental Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policy”, involving inter alia climate change international and European policy; the “Master on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)” and a “Training on Information Technology”.
Since 2007 she is working at the CMCC, focussing on the interface between climate change science and policy, in particular concerning climate change adaptation, now as “senior scientific manager”.
She is currently the Manager/Coordinator of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts Vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA, http://cca.eionet.europa.eu/) of the European Environment Agency (EEA http://www.eea.europa.eu/) as well as Task Manager for the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate‐ADAPT, http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/).
From 2005 to 2007 she was involved in international relations and negotiations, as a member of the Italian delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, http://unfccc.int/), and she also contributed to the last three Italian National Communications under the UNFCCC as lead author or contributing author of Chapters: 6 “Vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts and adaptation measures” and 8 “ Research and systematic observations”.
Until 2014 she also supported the Italian Focal Point of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC , http://www.ipcc.ch/).
From 2005 to 2009 she worked for the ERA-Net Project CIRCLE (“Climate Impact Research Co-ordination for a Lager Europe”, http://www.circle-era.eu/), as deputy leader of Work Package I “Learn”, leading the research work related to the report on the state of national research programmes on climate change impacts and adaptation in Europe.
In 2002 she carried out the stage of the Master on “Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)” at Emilia-Romagna Regional (Italy), where she provided technical and management support to the working group developing the ICZM Plan for the Region.