We live in an era that is increasingly interrelated in terms of economics, technology, disease, business, business practices and fortuitous natural phenomena that pervade the entire world. All of them evolve at an energetic speed that causes rapid physical mutations. All this has its origin in what Man does. Sustainable Development consists of interconnecting the economy, social relations, the environment and politics. This concept also includes what we must do to face the dangers that are already being felt and try to reach them, if not renew them or update them more quickly. It is about poverty, social inclusion, social inequalities, corporate governance and countries that may have effects that are greater than the benefits brought by science and technological progress. These two are unstoppable. Hence the opportunity to debate an ever-present topic such as the challenges of sustainability throughout this century.
Professor Filipe Duarte Santos
President of the National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
Coordinator of the Scientific Panel of ENAAC 2020 (National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change)
He is the director of the Doctoral Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, started in the academic year 2009/2010, which involves the two public universities of Lisbon, University of Lisbon and Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.
He was Vice-President of the “United Nations Commission for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space” and acted as Manager of Area 4 (Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems) of the CYTED Program (Ibero-American Science and Technology Program for Development) from 2007 to 2011, and e)
Member of the EASAC Environment Panel (European Academies Science Advisory Board)
Antonio Duarte Santos
Department of Economic and Business Sciences