Defranceschi Peter


Peter Defranceschi leads the Global CityFood Program of ICLEI, an international and European organisation of cities and regions committed to integrated sustainable development. As director of the ICLEI Office in Brussels he has been representing urban sustainability issues vis-à-vis European institutions and other strategic stakeholders.

Since he joined ICLEI in 2005, Peter has been focussing on sustainable food procurement, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), biodiversity, water, mobility and city regional food systems.

Peter is Italian and lawyer by training. Before joining ICLEI he had been working in various organisations in Europe and Latin America, dealing also with human rights issues.