Since 2019 Dr Sara Venturini has been leading GEO’s work to advance the use of Earth observations in support of climate action by UN member countries and partners. She has 13 years' of professional experience collaborating with UN bodies and advising governments and organisations on developing climate change adaptation policies, accessing climate finance, and participating in multilateral negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). As a climate change advisor, she has worked with countries in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, the Western Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. She put her scientific expertise at the service of art projects, including the film anthology “Interdependence” that premiered at the Film Festival of Rome in 2019. She holds a PhD in Climate Change Science and Management from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.