Carlo holds a master in Nature conservation from the Agricultural University of Norway (1987) and took his PhD at the University of Aalborg in 2002. The title of his thesis was “When is Change Change? From nature protection to sustainable development in Norwegian municipalities”. He has been working at WNRI since 1990, and from 2006 - 2017 he was head of the environment research group. From 2012 to 2014 Carlo acted as a visiting professor in Sustainable Development at Aarhus University Herning, Denmark, and from 2016 and onwards he has acted as professor II in Sustainable Development at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).
Carlo has prior to WNRI worked as an environmental adviser in the municipality of Ølen (1988-90) and has since 1996 been involved together with his wife in a farm restaurant specialising on organic and local food (www.henjatunet.no). Carlo has worked with a number of large research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council as well as international EU financed projects.