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João Pedro Gouveia


João Pedro Gouveia holds Ph.D. in Climate Change, and Sustainable Development Policies focused on Sustainable Energy Systems from the NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA, PT). He is a Principal Researcher and Integrated Member at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE). He is the coordinator of the CHANGE - Global Change and Sustainability Institute thematic line on "Promoting a circular and carbon neutral economy". He is a lecturer at FCT-NOVA University of Lisbon on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable urban planning and at ISEC Lisboa - Higher Institute of Education and Sciences. He is one of the founders of Regenerative Intelligence (RegenIntel), a global advisory consultancy US based.

João Pedro is the principal investigator of multiple national and international projects, policy support studies, and consultancy work on buildings, energy efficiency, energy poverty, sustainable cities, and climate change. He is part of the Coordination team of EPAH - EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub and was formerly on the Management Committee of EU COST Action on Energy Poverty (ENGAGER) (2017-2022). He is a recognized international expert in his research area, having an advisory role on 7 EU projects and participating in various academic MSc and Ph.D. juries.

João has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact factor international journals with over 2800 citations and has contributed to presentations at over 100 national and international conferences and events, from which he has been an invited speaker/keynote to more than 50. He was a Senior Research Fellow for energy systems at Project Drawdown (USA) (2016-2020), founder and former Board Member of DERA - Drawdown Europe Research Association (2019-2022) and APEEN - Portuguese Association for Energy Economics (2015) where is currently part of the board.

Between 2018-2021 he was part of the Management Board of CENSE, where he was responsible for the cross-cutting area of "Impact on Society and Technology Transfer". He is one of the elected representatives of the Researchers on the Environmental Science and Engineering Department Council at FCT-NOVA (2020-...).

Before his Ph.D., he completed his master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA University of Lisbon, where he also completed his bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering.