About me

I am a reporter focused on environment, business, human rights, and anything in between. I am based in Brussels, where I freelance for various publications including Forbes.com and I edit the association magazine Headquarters.
Before that, I worked for Property Week in London, handling data analysis, visualisations and investigations. I covered sustainability and environmental issues such as energy regulations, the use of technology across the sector, the risks posed by contamination or floods.
I completed my education across Italy, Germany and the UK. I studied History and Anthropology in Genoa, got my first MA in Political Science after a period spent at Potsdam University, then my second MA in Science Journalism at City University of London.
My reporting on migration and politics appeared on a variety of outlets, including Deutsche Welle, Euronews and SciDev.Net.

For a bolder climate action: women go to the Antarctic

In her novel Sur, the author Ursula K. Le Guin imagines an expedition to the South Pole by a group of South American women. The subtitle specifies that it’s A Summary Report of the Yelcho Expedition to the Antarctic, 1909–1910, written to be kept in a trunk in the attic and be found by the narrator’s grandchildren - just like an old buccaneer’s diary. Le Guin used her works of speculative fiction to ironically criticise and then undo both misogyny and colonialism. The nine women of Sur destroy the entire masculinity of explorations when they secretly arrive at the Pole before the official discovery by Roald Amundsend and refuse to leave behind a remark of their success. The narrator recalls she was glad “for some man longing to be first might come some day, and find it, and know then what a fool he had been, and break his heart.”

Health and pollution: cleaner air is still killing too many

The latest European Environment Agency report shows air is getting cleaner in Europe, but persistent pollution, especially in cities, still damages people’s health and the economy. Europeans living in cities are exposed to excessive air pollution levels, with negative consequences on their health and the entire economy, according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) ‘Air quality in Europe’ 2019 report. The new analysis shows that exposure to air pollution caused more than 370,000 premature deaths in the EU in 2016.

Land use puts huge pressure on Earth’s resources. Here’s what needs to change

Deforestation, intensive agriculture and rising urbanisation are all putting intense pressure on the Earth’s natural resources and resilience to climate change. But how exactly does the way we use land need to change if we are to take care of the planet and provide enough food and resources to sustain a growing population? I asked six experts in land use for their thoughts on priorities for the future.

Fico Eataly World: welcome to the Disneyland of food

On the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Bologna is a massive, futuristic, grey building. At first glance there is nothing unusual about the building, which sits in the middle of a suburban area awash with supermarkets, wholesalers and warehouses. Then you spot the menagerie of around 200 animals – cows, pigs, sheep and chickens – grazing in pens labelled with the breeds’ different characteristics. I visited Bologna's Fico Eataly and interviewed the people affected by the “gentrification through food” it contributes to.
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