Paolo Cozzi

International Policy Analyst

Paolo Cozzi

Paolo joined CCAP in August 2012. At CCAP, he assists developing country governments in policy development, and engages in climate policy international forums such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Paolo is responsible for CCAP’s work to advance the UNFCCC climate change negotiations, in part by bringing together senior negotiators in candid, off-the-record dialogues on key issues related to mitigation and finance.  He is currently supporting Latin American countries in preparing their national contributions to a global climate agreement in 2015. He contributes to CCAP policy papers and serves as a key liaison with country governments and international partnerships.

Paolo also organizes dialogues and videoconferences for CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) convening high-level policymakers from developing countries, donor country representatives, and subject matter experts in off-the-record discussions to catalyze progress on development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

In his work at CCAP, Paolo has worked closely with MAIN country governments, helping to develop strong NAMAs in a variety of sectors, and has provided on-the-ground support for NAMAs in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Peru. He has supported policy design, organized capacity-building workshops, supervised consultants, and supported drafting and review of partner country NAMA support project funding proposals.

Prior to coming onboard at CCAP in 2012, Paolo worked in several outreach, research, and analysis positions in the climate mitigation field. At Tufts University’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, he supported research on technology transfer in clean energy. He provided risk management support for Carbon Capture and Sequestration projects with the Department of Energy’s office of Risk Management and Financial policy. In 2009-10, he organized public support in Western Pennsylvania for strong climate and clean energy policy in the United States with the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Paolo holds an MA in International Environmental Policy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His graduate work, Assessing Reverse Auctions as a Policy Tool for Renewable Energy Deployment, was published in 2012, and is regularly cited in studies on the subject.

Paolo also holds a BA in International Studies and Italian from Vassar College. He speaks Spanish, Italian, and Catalan.