Pirani Anna

Edificio Porta dell'Innovazione - Piano 2 - via della Libertà 12 - 30175 Venezia Marghera (VE), Italy

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Dr. Anna Pirani is a senior research associate of the CMCC research division ‘Risk assessment and adaptation strategies’. She is working on international, European, national and local climate risk assessment and climate policies, in particular adaptation. She is a member of the support and analysis team of the Italian delegation for UNFCCC negotiations, in particular for adaptation. She is working on the assessment of climate risks at the regional scale, and development of the CLIMAX toolbox for the Horizon Europe project “CLIMAte risk and vulnerability Assessment framework and toolboX (CLIMAX)”, the assessment of local climate risks for the LIFE project “CLIMate Adaptation for the PO river basin district (CLIMAX-PO)”, and on European climate risk assessment, in particular the development of storylines on climate risks that require European-scale coordination and management for the EEA project “European Climate Risk Assessment (EUCRA)”.

She is also the Head of the IPCC Working Group I Technical Support Unit until the completion of the Sixth Assessment Report cycle in July 2023. She is an executive editor of the 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5oC and the AR6 Working Group I 2021 Climate Report. She has led the TSU team co-located in France and China of operations, science, data, communications, graphics, IT, with external contractors since 2016. Her responsibilities have included strategic and scientific assessment oversight, including design and successful running of the first ever virtual IPCC approval session, as well as strategic communications, visual design, and outreach tailored to international, regional and national stakeholders, experts and the public. She is contributes to the IPCC Task Group on Data Data Support for Climate Change Assessments, leading the guidance for the implementation of FAIR principles in the IPCC process, and is a member of the IPCC Gender Action Team.

Her background is in oceanography and climate science with a particular interest in scenarios of possible futures of climate, impacts and risks, adaptation and socio-economic futures.

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