Integrating ecology and economics to design forest management practices
This project aims to deliver regional forestry/land-use models, providing scientific tools to inform forest policy. It builds upon multidisciplinary work to develop state-of-the-art age/size-structured and process-based forest models for some of the main Portuguese tree species. We propose to evaluate the economic potential of Portuguese forests, discussing improvement on current forest management practices and the impact of climate change on forest productivity.
Funded by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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Renato Nunes Rosa
Scientific Coordinator of the NOVA SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center - Principal Investigator at Nova SBEWebsite
Pioneering recycling: deposit return on campus and across Portugal
Demand for single-use cans and bottles is growing each year, but many of these containers end up in our oceans, streets, and landfills. Deposit return systems seek to combat this waste by offering a financial incentive for consumers to return their empty beverage containers for recycling. As Portugal gets ready to launch national deposit return legislation, Nova SBE is pioneering its own container deposit program.Learn more
The Renewable Energy Sources Act: From words to actions
Karl Marx once said that, until now, philosophers limited themselves to interpret the world; however, the goal is to change it. And change is necessary – human beings reached the current state of evolution due to their capacity to adapt and overcome. This article explores climate change, all its associated consequences and potential solutions. Now, it’s our job to act rather than to react.Learn more
We live in crisis, but it is not new. Today is a pandemic, tomorrow a new economic crisis and the climate crisis continues to worsen. The state may not only serve for temporary emergencies and the state that this has reached is a structural crisis. It is possible to resolve an economic crisis by also leaving the climate crisis fairly.Learn more