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Francesca Larosa

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I am a a postdoc researcher currently working on AI for climate action and the SDGs. I was granted a Marie Curie MSCA Postdoc Individual fellowship in spring 2024 with a project focused on sustainability benefits and environmental costs of AI investments.

My research interests lie at the intersection of digitalisation and climate change. In my postdoc I will work with AI methods to detect synergies across different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and I try to dveelop novel and sophisticated methods to inform policies at national and international level. The project is funded by Digital Futures and co-led by Prof. Ricardo Vinuesa and Prof. Fuso-Nerini.

I hold a PhD in Climate Change Sciences and Management from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. I am a climate economist by background (BA in Economics from University of Pisa, MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan) with interest and expertise in computational and complexity methods. I am an affiliated researcher at Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) in Venice, Italy.

Prior to joining KTH, I worked as a postdoc at the Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) at University College London (UCL). There, I worked on computational methods for climate finance, climate policy and sustainable mineral resources.

I have experience in climatech, with particular focus on climate adaptation, climate services and AI-enabled applications. I am always thrilled about new developments in this field.

I am also a passionate science communicator: I am TEDx speaker (October 2022) and an appointed ambassador at the EU ClimatePact. I am one of the 50 global Rising Stars in ESG according to the Women of the Future Foundation.

You can find me alternatively at the Engineering Mechanics Department and at the KTH CLimate Action Centre.