Ivano Iannelli

Board of Advisors, ESG Foundation
Ivano is widely acknowledged as the GCC’s foremost expert in the fields of Sustainability and Carbon Emission Management. He is the Board Director of the ESG Foundation, formerly the CEO of Dubai Carbon and a United Nations senior official before then. He is a subject matter expert in environmental economics and low-carbon strategies. Ivano has extensive experience in facilitating economically relevant low-carbon pathways. For the past two decades, he has aggregated and managed GHG National inventories across the GCC, NDCs and State Action Plans, focusing on private sector synergies. He is part of the UAE negotiation team on carbon markets at the UNFCCC COP and the ICAO working group on new market-based measures for aviation. He is currently supporting the UAE’s input into CORSIA. Ivano is also working with the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Partnership for Market Readiness, and Carbon Initiative for Development to ensure a GCC localization is part of the vision going forward.