ECCO is the first independent Italian, non-profit think tank dedicated to climate change with a domestic, European and global reach. Its mission is to accelerate climate action in Italy and around the world.
ECCO is born to rethink the way in which climate change is understood and acted upon in Italy and beyond. Our priorities are to make and frame climate change as a driving force for a more resilient, emissions- and pollution-free, equitable society and to offer concrete and transformative solutions.
ECCO’s assets are its people and ideas. It consists of a team of professionals who have decades of experience working in the fields of climate, energy, natural resources and related policy, research, social impact, diplomacy and international cooperation.
ECCO is funded exclusively through philanthropic and public resources. All our funders and partners recognise the importance of strengthening climate action at home and globally. This model ensures our independence and allowes us to act in the public interest apart from economic interests.
Building Domestic & International Leadership
The programmes span across the domestic and the international levels through an integrated approach.
At domestic level, our programmes include the work on Energy, Industry, Finance and Governance. We work with the main agents of policy, political, economic and social change at national and subnational level, including regions, cities and communities.
At international level, our programmes include the work on Europe, Diplomacy & Foreign Policy, and Resilience & Development, the latter with a focus on the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and Africa.