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Roberta Pierfederici joined IDDRI in March 2015 to work as a Research Fellow within the Climate program. She is primarily in charge of the coordination and management of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) and the MILES project.
An economist by training, she has worked in different professional settings including research institutes and consultancies, specialising in sustainable development, energy and climate change issues.
Before joining IDDRI, Roberta worked for the Grantham Institute at the Imperial College London, where she conducted research within the AVOID2 project, providing advice to the UK Government on avoiding dangerous climate change. She provided insights into the feasibility of the transition to a low-carbon economy, by investigating low-carbon technology deployment patterns in emerging economies. Prior to working at the Grantham Institute, she collaborated with ICF-International London as Associate Research Economist in the Climate Change team, developing and writing research project proposals for European Commission funded projects—under DG-CLIMA and DG-ENVIRONMENT—and for the UK government. She has been also the country expert for Italy within the European Semester project.
Roberta started her career in Italy as a researcher within the Sustainable Development Program at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) for five years. She also worked for the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) within the Climate Impacts and Policy Division. During this period she has been involved in many research projects mailnly funded by the European Commission, focusing on climate change economic impacts and scenarios, energy markets and policy effectiveness and the development of sustainability indicators.