Francesco La Camera
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Francesco La Camera is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He took office on 4th April 2019 and brings more than thirty years of experience in the fields of climate, sustainability, and international cooperation.
Mr. La Camera formerly served as Director-General of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, EU and International Affairs at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea since 2014.
In this capacity, he developed cooperation and partnerships agreements with a wide range of countries, particularly developing countries including Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
As the national coordinator for climate, environment, resource efficiency and circular economy, he led the Italian delegation to UNFCCC’s COPs 21 to 24 and the EU delegation to COP 20. He was responsible for the organisation of Italy’s G7 Environment Presidency in 2017. He also led the Italian delegation to the G7 Environment meetings in 2016 and 2018.