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Ravazzi Douvan Aldo

Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition

Aldo Ravazzi Douvan is a chief economist at DG Sustainable Development, EU & International Relations of the Italian Ministry of Environment, recently reformed in Ministry of Ecological Transition.

 

He has been President of the OECD Committees on Tax & Environment; Environmental Performance Country Reviews; Biodiversity, Water & Ecosystems; Integration of Economic & Environmental Policies (2005-20).

 

He has been the Technical Secretary of the Italian Observatory on Sustainable Finance (2016-19) and of the Italian Natural Capital Committee (2016-19), co-editing their yearly reports. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Italian Catalogue of Environmentally Harmful & Friendly Subsidies.

 

Expert for sustainable development (green tax reform, sustainable finance, green economy, green growth, green new deal, resource efficiency, circular economy, natural capital, biodiversity, non-financial reporting, environmental accounting, beyond GDP, ...) he has represented Italy in international for a such as OECD, Rio+20, EU, EEA, G7, G20, IRP, UN-FCCC, UN-CBD, UNEP, UN-SEEA, WB, GGKP, ..., since 1992.

 

Inter alia, he is a steering committee member of the IRP (International Resource Panel, served by UNEP secretariat) and a Vice-President of Plan Bleu for environment & development in Mediterranean (UNEP-MAP). He has been a consultant to OECD and Irena.

 

Coordinator of the G20 Peer Review on Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Italy (2018) and team member of the twin peer review of Indonesia (2018), he is also the promoter of the project “Enhancing an Environmental Fiscal Reform in Italy and in the EU”, financed by EC in the frame of the Structural Reforms Support Programme and entrusted to OECD (2018-2021).

 

At European level, he has been a member of the EC-MSEG (Member States Expert Group) on Sustainable Finance (2018-20), a co-promoter and Italian member of the EU-ENEA/MA (European Network of Environmental Authorities and Managing Authorities) for the greening of Cohesion Policy (2003-2012), a member of experts groups on economy & environment at EC and EEA.

 

In the first part of his career he has been economist, then senior economist, finally Economic Research Unit Head at IRI (the holding of public enterprises) (1984-2000).

 

On the academic and research side, he teaches Environmental Global Governance at University of Roma Tor Vergata and Analyses & Policies for Sustainable Development at University Roma Luiss. He is a member of the Policy Outreach Committee of EAERE (European Association of Environment & Resources Economists) and a founder member of IAERE (Italian Association of Environment & Resources Economists). He is the President of Green Budget Europe (experts network on Ecological Tax Reform and Greening Budgets.

 

He graduated in Economics at University Roma Sapienza (1983) and specialized at University of York in a MSc in Project Appraisal, Finance & Investment York (1988).

aldo.ravazzi@tfambiente.itravazzi.douvan@economia.uniroma2.it