In this new episode of Energ’ethic, we sit down with Simone Mangili, the passionate advocate driving the energy transition and sustainability efforts as the Executive Director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA). Simone’s journey has been fueled by his unique ability to bridge diverse perspectives and create collaborations across sustainability disciplines and geographies.
Simone’s deep connection with the natural world has shaped his dedication to environmental sustainability and urban development. He firmly believes that our cities should be seen as integral parts of the natural ecosystem, fostering the growth of natural systems within urban environments. By incorporating nature-based solutions and green infrastructure, cities can simultaneously mitigate climate change and enhance the quality of life for their residents.
As part of the CNCA, a close-knit alliance of leading cities, Simone and his team empower member cities to set ambitious targets for carbon neutrality and pioneer groundbreaking initiatives. Their approach focuses on building capacity within city administrations, fostering cross-sector collaboration, and developing innovative policy solutions. With a keen emphasis on equity and justice, CNCA supports cities in centering the needs of their communities throughout the transition to a climate-neutral future.
Simone shares inspiring examples, such as Sydney’s collaboration with indigenous Aboriginal community organizations, highlighting the importance of valuing indigenous knowledge and creating sustainable livelihoods while maintaining and enhancing the carbon potential of landscapes.
Tune in to this episode as Simone Mangili takes us on a captivating journey through the world of sustainable urban development, climate equity, and the limitless opportunities for positive change in our cities. Get ready to be inspired and gain valuable insights from the pioneering work of CNCA and its member cities.