Bonizella Biagini

Last Name:Biagini
Title:Head, Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Operations
Division:Climate Change and Chemicals
Tel:+1 202-458-7506

Bonizella (Boni) joined the GEF in 2001 and is responsible for the Adaptation program and portfolio of the GEF which includes the pilot program in the GEF trust fund (SPA), the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).

A physicist by training, Boni has worked on climate change and other global environmental issues over the last 20 years in Europe and in the United States. She has extensive experience as a government and non-government representative in numerous international environmental meetings including the Earth Summit, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Before joining the GEF, Boni worked at the World Resources Institute in the Climate, Energy and Pollution Program as leader of several international projects on adaptation to climate change and directed the international office of Legambiente, a leading Italian environmental research organization.

She is a contributor and reviewer of the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessments Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, and the author of numerous publications on climate change science and politics, including the report Confronting Climate Change, Economic Priorities and Climate Protection in Developing Nations.