Manfredi is a research associate at Climate Focus B.V., and has a background in law, international cooperation and sustainable development. His current research focuses on land and forest governance, and national carbon pricing instruments.
Prior to joining Climate Focus, Manfredi was an intern with the UNFCCC regional collaborating centre (RCC) for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, where he focused on the monitoring of the implementation status of small and medium scale CDM projects in prioritized countries, such as Pakistan, Mongolia, Nepal, and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). On behalf of the RCC, he also wrote an academic paper on three emerging green bond schemes, which he assumes have the potential to scale up private climate finance in the developing world. Prior to this, Manfredi worked as a legal trainee in his native Palermo, where he provided legal advice and assistance to unaccompanied minors and female victims of human trafficking, also exploring the nexus between migration, climate change and security in the MENA region, and worked with farmers in Guatemala on developing sustainable livelihood approaches. Aside from his native Italian he speaks English and Spanish. Manfredi is passionate about blues music and, in his spare time, likes to play the harmonica, read, hike and dive.
Manfredi holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Law (University of Palermo), and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development and International Cooperation (Institute of Advanced Studies of Pavia).