Maria Vincenza Chiriacò is graduated in Forestry and Conservation of the Environment with a PhD in Science and Technology for Forestry and Environmental Management and a II level Master in Agroforestry carbon credits market.
She works on research topics related to the role of agro-forest ecosystems in the carbon cycle and is an expert in sustainable management of agro-forestry systems in view of mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Since 2007, she coordinates and works on several national and international projects related to the sustainability of agricultural and forestry policies. She is also an expert of rural development policies and tools of environmental sustainability such as Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCA) applied to agricultural areas and farming enterprises.
She has also contributed to the definition of the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change for the forestry sector and is one of the authors of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).