Jose Di Bella

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jose's research focuses on climate change adaptation and climate risk in urban areas. He is particularly interested in the way science and co-production of knowledge can inform decision making by businesses, policymakers and communities. He is interested in visual methods to study business models and local climate risk and to explore the role of the private sector in the transformation of urban space.

Before joining SPROUT, Jose was the manager of the Parliamentary Network on Climate Change of the Americas and the Caribbean and has worked with UNEP, UNRWA and UNISDR. He was a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5°C” Chapter 4 on strengthening and implementing the global response to the threat of climate change and a selected delegate for the Talanoa Climate Dialogue at COP23.

Jose holds a PhD in Human Geography from King's College London in the United Kingdom, which focused on business model innovation and climate change adaptation. He obtained his MSc in International Cooperation for Development from the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Pavia, Italy.