Francesco Ricciardi

Senior Environmental Specialist
, ADB
Profile / Bio: 

Mr. Francesco Ricciardi has more than 12 years of experience in Europe, Asia and South America. He has worked for private and public entities as an environmental advisor for Major Infrastructures and Power Plants developments, including Ports and Renewable Energies, and Environmental Policies implementation. Francesco has a vast knowledge of Safeguard Standards, policies and regulatory frameworks for impact assessment, industry best practices, biodiversity assessment, regional and international regulations and policies, and scientific communication to non-specialist audiences. During his career, Francesco has focused his interest on environmental monitoring and management. Before joining ADB, he has worked as an advisor for the European Union for the development of the Water Framework Directive, and as a consultant for various infrastructure development projects across Asia. An Italian national, Francesco got his MSc in Ecology and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Milan, focusing on the impact of chemical pollution on aquatic ecosystems. Italian native speaker, he’s also fluent in Spanish and English and has a conversational level of French and Bahasa Indonesia.

Materials

Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Training Course on Pollution, Health, and Safety Management in ADB Projects: Water Management Module 21 November 2018 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Capacity Development, Environment, Water
Training Course on Pollution, Health, and Safety Management in ADB Projects: Water Management Module 21 November 2018 Multimedia ADB Administration and Governance, Capacity Development, Water
Why, What and How to Protect Natural Capital in the Planning and Implementation of Transport Projects 15 July 2019 Slides Environment, Transport
ADB Safeguard Policy Review and Update: Pollution Prevention and Abatement Study 25 November 2021 Slides Capacity Development, Climate Change, Environment
ADB Safeguard Policy Review and Update: Biodiversity and Sustainable Natural Resource Management 13 December 2021 Slides Capacity Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Social Development and Protection