Emanuele Bompan is an environmental journalist and geographer, dealing with the circular economy, climate change, innovation, energy, sustainable mobility and the green economy. Born in 1981, he mainly studied in Bologna, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism and a Master’s degree in geography and territorial processes. In 2007 he was awarded a certificate in cartography by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, in the United States. He then returned to Bologna and began historical research into climate change, leading to the completion of his PhD in 2013. In 2011 he started working with ‘IlSole24ore’, ‘La Stampa’ and ‘La Repubblica’ and in 2013 he became a consultant for ‘Progetto Manifattura’ about the circular economy and the green economy. In 2018 he became been editor-in-chief of Renewable Matter, an environmental magazine specialised in bio-economics and the circular economy, and since 2017 he has been a consultant for the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. He has won numerous prizes, including the Innovation in Development Reporting grant programme and a fellowship at Middlebury College (Vermont) for environmental journalism in 2011. His publications include ‘What is the Circular Economy’ (published by Edizioni Ambiente, 2021) and ‘L’Atlante Geopolitico dell’Acqua’ (Hoepli, 2019).