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Making CENSE of Sustainability

Sharing our CENSE of sustainability

Improving the 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 scientific study “How are cities planning to respond to climate change? Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in the EU-28” has been awarded the José María Sarriegi Major Catastrophe Research Award in its first edition by Fundación Aon España and the Catastrophe Observatory
A delegation from the Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (IESD-SASS) visited CENSE on the 21st October 2019 to establish a partnership between IESD and CENSE for future collaborations and to exchange experiences.
João Pedro Gouveia, Pedro Palma and Sofia Simões characterized and mapped energy poverty vulnerability for all Portuguese civil parishes, highlighting the top 10 parishes more vulnerable to cold and heat.
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