Federico De Filippi collaborates as project manager and developer with SOGESCA, consultancy and engineering company, which specialises in environmental, work safety and energy efficiency issues. Federico has a MSc in Environmental Science and large experience in formulation and management of EU funded projects, particularly in the following areas: sustainable energy and climate change mitigation (sustainable management of LCMW biomass for energy production, sustainable biogas, energy refurbishment of the residential building stock), sustainable energy planning (formulation and implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors), climate change adaptation (LIFE funded Veneto ADAPT project, aimed at increasing resilience of the main cities of the Veneto Region: Padova, Vicenza, Treviso, Venice Metropolitan Area), and environmental topics such as planning and environmental evaluation of collection, transportation and treatment systems for urban waste; rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on sustainable agriculture development and access to water.