Carlotta Gennari joined the ECF as an Associate for the Land Use Programme based in the Brussels office. In this role, she supports her team in managing the overall programme and regranting activity; within that, she is particularly focusing on reducing emissions from agriculture consumption and production and reducing the global impact of trade particularly related to EU supply chains that drives deforestation in the third countries.
Before joining the ECF, she interned in DG Research and Innovation (EC) for one year and before that she did research in the field of political agroecology at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and resilience (UK). Agroecology is one of the thematic areas she is most passionate about and she would like to focus on that within her work at the ECF.
Carlotta graduated in Political Science at the University of Bologna, Italy, and she holds a European MA in Planning and Policies for Cities, Environment and Landscape at the University of Venice, Italy, and the University of Lisbon, Portugal. During her bachelor’s she was also selected for a year for the international programme at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where she developed her interest in spatial planning and social-environmental movements.
She comes from the tiny Republic of San Marino and speaks Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. She is fascinated by the fact that the places we live in can influence people’s behaviours and the other way around, and she believes politics can play a big role in positively influencing this link between people and places. She also loves dancing samba de gafieira.