João Pedro Gouveia is an environmental engineer with a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies focused on Sustainable Energy Systems, from NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal. He is an Invited Auxiliary Researcher and Project Manager at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE). He is also a senior fellow for Energy System solutions on United States based Project Drawdown.
João Pedro works in the areas of sustainable energy transitions, low carbon energy systems, and related economic and policy analysis; renewable energy technologies, smart and sustainable cities; climate mitigation and adaptation strategies; buildings energy efficiency; energy poverty and thermal comfort mapping and smart meters data mining.
He has worked in 5 European Union-funded research projects, 1 USA based, and 9 nationally funded by Portuguese public and private authorities on various topics such as climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, sustainable city districts, energy efficiency measures in public buildings; national and cities’ energy systems' transitions toward low carbon economies; and integrated infrastructure for CO2 transport and storage. João has also worked on several policy support studies for the Portuguese Ministry of Environment and Economy on climate change, low carbon pathways, and renewable energy technology assessment that resulted in national policy documents.
João is author of several peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals, a New York Times Best seller book (2017) and delivered presentations on multiple national and international conferences. Prior to his PhD, he completed his Master’s in Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he also completed his Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering Sciences. His master thesis topic was on White Certificates - Analysis and Contributes for Portugal.