Who I am

Chiara Soletti BioChiara studied at the University of Padua, Italy, graduating in 2012 with a Master degree in Policies and Institutions for Human Rights and Peace. Her passion for human rights protection and international relations brought her to London for an internship in human rights education at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. After this experience, she decided to remain in the UK and found a job in the third sector.

While working as a project officer for a charity, she became the Women, Rights and Climate Coordinator for Italian Climate Network (ICN), an Italian non-profit organisation committed to raising awareness on climate change. During her three years of collaboration with ICN, Chiara focused her activities on the consequences of climate change on people’s lives, analysing how to alleviate the struggle of vulnerable groups under a human rights perspective. She attended as a civil society observer the UNFCCC COP21, COP22, SBI46 and COP23, creating a team to monitor the introduction of human rights principles in the Paris Agreement implementation, advocating for gender equality, and delivering a statement during the COP23 Closing Plenary.

Chiara developed an interest in climate finance collaborating with the Women and Gender Constituency, a civil society group advocating for gender equality within the UNFCCC. Liane Schalatek, Associate Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America and leading member of the Constituency, held a series of events on the human rights dimension in climate finance that Chiara attended. Learning the difference that climate finance can make, Chiara recently joined Climate Bonds Initiative, a non-profit organisation promoting investments for climate change solutions, as Associate and Assistant to the CEO.