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Raffaele Cattaneo

Minister for the Environment and Climate Change
Lombardy (Italy)
“Our approach must not be to make life impossible for the citizens, we must fight pollution, not mobility”


Experiences of leading regions particularly committed to fighting climate change and their approach to face the main challenges in their territories.

15:30 - 17:00

With a degree in Economics and Business at Cattolica University of Milan.

He worked at the Milan Chamber of Commerce from 1988 to 1995, first as Head of Cabinet of the President and then as an Executive. From 1990 to 1995, he was Budget Councillor at the Municipality of Induno Olona (Province of Varese).

In 1995 he became Executive at the Lombardy Region President’s Cabinet Office and then, until 2000, Strategic Planning Head Office.

In 2000, he was appointed Vice Secretary of the Regional Council. After being elected Regional Councillor in 2005, in July 2006 he became Minister for Infrastructure and Mobility of the Lombardy Region, reappointed in 2010.

In 2013, he was re‐elected and appointed as President of the Regional Council until March 2018. During his term he was also appointed as permanent member of the Committee of the Regions and member of the EPP Group and, from 2017 to 2018, of the Committee of the Regions Bureau. Since March 2018 he is Minister for Environment and Climate Change at Lombardy Region, dealing with the following subjects: environment and nature protection, biodiversity, waste planning and management, raw materials, circular economy, climate change, air quality, environmental assessment, remediation, environmental education.