Riccardo Valentini is the Director of the Division of Climate Impact at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Changes. He received the 2007 Nobel Peace Price for his activities within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Valentini was researcher at the University of Tuscia, the Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. Since 2000, he is a Professor at the University of Tuscia in the Department of Science of the Forest Environment and its Resources and has been Director of the department since 2002. His research activity focuses on subjects in ecology, in agricultural-forest systems, and problems connected with implementing international conventions for global environmental protection. He is a pioneer in research that is relative to the role of agricultural-forest systems in climate change and the greenhouse effect and has been published multiple times in prestigious scientific international publications including Science and Nature.