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Making CENSE of Sustainability

Our Mission

CENSE – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, promotes interdisciplinary research in environmental sciences and engineering, focusing on the interaction between human and ecological systems, to promote sustainable development. The Centre is the research branch of a wider organization including researchers, students and staff from the NOVA School of Science and Technology, plus a number of affiliated organizations.

CENSE develops its activities through the promotion of research projects, outreach initiatives, training programs, collaboration with private and public organizations, dissemination of results and science-policy dialogues. CENSE’s research unfolds along five thematic areas: Ecological Economics and Environmental Management, Energy and Climate, Computation for Sustainability, Bioresources and Green Technologies, and Sustainable Water Sanitation, Wastes and Resources Recovery.

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A vibrant research environment

CENSE envisions a vibrant research environment that attracts the best students and researchers, producing knowledge that informs decisions and research that displays a unique level of originality, quality and passion. In an atmosphere of collaboration and freedom to innovate, CENSE members are exploring new pathways for building a sustainable society.

News & Events

The “Program for payments of ecosystem services in rural settings” will be translated in an investment of more than 3,7 million euros to spend in reforestation projects between 2019 and 2038 in two pilot areas.
The delegation was composed by four delegates and was led by Mr. Yang Ronglang, the leader of Fujian Provincial Department of Environmental Protection (China).
This study co-authored by CENSE researchers points out that ultrafine particle (UFP) concentrations are 18 to 26 times higher in areas influenced by air movement.