EU Policy Officer - Economic Analysis / Energy and Climate - BE
Michele Galatola has a degree in Environmental Sciences and a Doctorate in Life Cycle Assessment. Since 2005 he works for the European Commission, first in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), then in DG Environment and since 2019 in DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). After having lead at European level the EU Ecolabel, in the period 2010-2019 Michele initiated and led the development of the Environmental Footprint life cycle assessment methods. These are currently acknowledged as the best available practice in the area of life cycle assessment, an area where Michele is recognised as one of the most influential persons worldwide. Since 2019, Michele has been leading the Commission work towards integration of sustainability approaches into European industrial policies and strategies, including the recently adopted new legislation on the ecodesign of sustainable products. In this context, Michele has led for the Commission the conceptual development first and now the full scale deployment of the Digital Product Passport (DPP).