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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

Edited by João Pedro Gouveia and Ricardo Barbosa, this Special Issue aims to gather a selection of papers addressing a wide range of approaches and tools to mitigate energy poverty while also taking into account sustainability.
Edited by Tomás Ramos, Alexandra Polido and André Mascarenhas, this Special Issue aims to gather contributions in the fields of Sustainability Assessment and indicators through different perspectives towards sustainable development.
Edited by Rui F. Santos and Paula Antunes, this Special Issue aims to gather contributions addressing the link between science and policy in the operationalization of the ecosystem services concept.