Francesco La Camera

Expert on Cost-Benefit Analysis, Environmental Impact and Sustainable Development, since 1986 held several positions, with increasing responsibility, in the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. Today he is the Director General of the Department for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, European Union and International Affairs.
Within the UNECE – Economic Commission for Europe – he acted as head of delegation on the negotiations concerning the Aarhus Convention (1998-2007) and the Espoo Convention (1992-2002), the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Helsinki 1992), the “Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary context” – Espoo (Finland – 1991).
Within the European Union, he has been negotiating various legal acts in the field of sustainable development, environmental impact of projects, plans and programs, and public participation. Expert for the European Commission in the field of sustainable development and for the preparation of the report “The ERDF’s contribution towards Regional Sustainable Development Policy” (2005). Expert for the UNDP for assistance in the area of Eia in the Northern part of Cyprus and the preparation of the report “Environmental Impact Assessment in the Northern part of Cyprus” (2005). Expert for the European Commission in the area of Eia the Baltic States on “Cohesion Funds & Environmental Impact Assessment” (2005). National Coordinator of IMPEL EU Network for the application, implementation and enforcement of Community law in the field of environment. Member of the group of experts from the EC Commission implementation of the EU Directive on Environmental Impact Assessment (1987-1998).
From 2006 to 2008 he taught “Sustainable Development” at the Faculty of Economy of the University of Reggio Calabria and from 2003 to 2010 he has been professor of Environmental and Land Economics at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Roma 3.
Head of EU delegation at COP 20 in Lima 2014.
Head of the Italian Delegation at COP 21 in Paris 2015.
He is author of numerous national and international publications on ecological economics, sustainable development, environmental impact assessment.