About

I am a London-based business journalist, analyst, campaigner and consultant. I have over 15 years’ experience in climate change & energy policy and sustainable development and I have recently become quite busy with Brexit-related advocacy work.

I am passionate about making seemingly technical issues accessible to a much wider audience through clear, jargon-free writing. I contribute to a variety of publications, including Climate 2020, the World Economic Forum blog and Sun & Wind Energy. I am happy to consider other freelance writing assignments as well as consultancy work. I am also keen on taking up speaking or chairing opportunities at energy & climate policy events (so no excuses for those all-male panels!).

Among my top achievements in policy & campaigning:

  • commissioning (for The Big Ask campaign) the world’s first ever report on setting a national carbon budget, which achieved high profile media coverage and contributed to kick starting the debate on establishing a UK Climate Change Act;
  • explaining to British politicians how other EU countries promoted renewables e.g. with Feed In Tariffs, at a time when this approach was unthinkable in the UK (one of these politicians later promoted FITs as a minister);
  • co-designed, launched and managed a major global research and dialogue project on the future of coal (Coaltransitions.org) including academics, NGOs and trade unions as well as representatives of the coal industry;
  • played a key role (with the3Million campaign group) in ensuring citizens’ rights were placed as first priority in Brexit negotiations by Chief EU Commission negotiator Michel Barnier (who made this announcement after meeting a delegation of EU citizens which I was part of).

I am bilingual Italian and English and speak good French and Spanish, plus some Russian. I have lived, studied and/or worked in six countries and three continents.

Please contact me for more information and a quote. mail – AT – germanacanzi.eu

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