Eleonora Cogo

Senior Associate International Finance

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Eleonora Cogo is Senior Associate International Finance at ECCO, where she focuses on the reform of the international financial architecture and climate finance.

She was Senior Scientific Manager at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) Foundation. As a member of the Italian delegation, she participated in the UN climate change negotiations (UNFCCC), where she was a negotiator for the European Union. She was co-chair of the European Expert Group on Adaptation and a Board member of the Adaptation Fund.

She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Trento with an MSc in Environmental Management from Aalborg University in Denmark. In 2016, she completed an MBA at IE Business School in Madrid.

In 2017 she won Italy’s Global Impact Challenge and participated in Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.

In 2020, she created ‘Change Game’, a video game designed to help players understand the complexity of climate change, which was recognised as one of the Best Innovation at the Italian Video Game Awards. She is an expert at SingularityU and speaks regularly on the topics of innovation, technology, and climate change.