United Nations Development Program – Global Support Programme
Expertise: Mitigation Actions, Adaptation, National Communications, BUR, INDC
Additional language skills: Spanish, Italian
I coordinate the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Program, aimed at providing support to non Annex I countries in order to prepare National Communications, Biennial Update Reports and Nationally Determined Contributions.
I am an economist whose professional goal deals with the design and implementation of policies, incentives and market instruments, under a framework of fact-based analysis, aimed at integrating green growth and climate resilient policies into broader economic policy making, development planning and poverty reduction strategies. Graduated in Economics and Management at the University of Torino, I started my career in Italy as a financial strategic advisor, while later moving to work with UNDP as a climate change and energy expert, first in Honduras (2008 to 2011) and later in Costa Rica (2011 to 2015), where I also led the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Program. Since September 2015, I have been the coordinator of the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Program, which provides support to more than 140 developing countries in the preparation of National Communications (NCs), Biennial Update Reports (BURs) as well as in the identification of priority areas for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs
It is key to provide efficient and consistent capacity building to Non Annex I countries in order to facilitate their reporting tools under the Convention, as well as to assist their preparation toward the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Coalition is thus a great opportunity to bring together experts from different backgrounds and expertise in order to brainstorm, design and implement effective strategies to help Countries in strengthening their climate change capacities.
Damiano is a member of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE).