Luca Lo Re is an Energy, Climate, and Finance Associate for the Energy & Climate practice area at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. His work focuses on helping cities develop and apply sustainable financial business models that can accelerate the implementation of climate-focused urban solutions, such as transit-oriented development, bike sharing systems, clean buses, bus rapid transit systems, new efficient buildings and buildings retrofit.
Prior to joining WRI, Luca worked as Senior Consultant in the climate change mitigation and adaptation area for Perspectives Climate Change, where he provided strategic advice to governments, multilateral development banks and international cooperation agencies through the design and development of several Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the area of sustainable low carbon urban strategies in several urban sectors (e.g. urban transport, urban solid waste management, renewable energies, public lighting, energy efficiency, etc.) in developing countries. In this position, he also helped a few governments shaping their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Before that, Luca worked in the Waste-to Energy sector in Switzerland and France, and in the sustainable power generation practice area for Alstom in Switzerland.
Luca holds a European Joint Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy (ME3) from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden), the École des Mines (EMN, Nantes, France) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM, Spain), as well as a BSc in Physics from the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy).