Caterina Sarfatti

Head of Inclusive Climate Action, C40 Cities

Caterina Sarfatti serves as Head of C40’s Inclusive Climate Action programme, which provides cities with a clear roadmap and support to plan, build consensus and deliver bold climate action that is equitable and beneficial for all.

Formerly, Caterina coordinated a series of key strategic events that formed the “Road from COP21 to the 2016 C40 Mayors Summi”. She was project manager for the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City and also served as the Deputy Director for Europe. Before joining C40, Caterina worked in the City of Milan, where she served as policy advisor and project manager at the Mayor’s Office, in the International Relations Department. In particular, Caterina led and coordinated EU projects on smart cities and environment, social innovation and social cohesion, migration and integration. Prior to this, Caterina collaborated with human rights NGOs, such as the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Paris and the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) in Rome. Caterina holds degrees in Political Theory and Political Science from Sciences-Po (Paris) and Master degrees in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Université Assas-Paris II) and in Global Environmental Policies (Università La Tuscia). She is the author of articles on Smart Cities and human migrations.