He is currently developing Shared Social-Economical Pathways (SSPs) extensions for the European Islands Energy and Marine Transport sectors. They are a part of the developing framework in which he is collaborating with. The framework will enable networking regional and EU policy design based on an impact chains information system.
He worked in CCIAM with Hugo Pires Costa in PRAC-AZORES (Climate Change plan for the Azores Islands) for the adaptation of the Energy Sector, in tandem with the mitigation team (IST). He also worked with Luís Dias for PIAAC-AMAL (adaptation of the Algarve Region) and PMAACO (adaptation of Oeiras Municipality) for the Energy and Transport Sectors. All projects had a relevant stakeholder engagement component for the project’s successes.
His main interest is related with the Energy transition towards a deep decarbonization society which is well adapted to Climate Change, especially in the Islands context. Specific key enablers for a successful and fair transition include subjects such as Energy Storage, Demand Side Management (DSM), Decentralized Generation, Prosumers, Energy Communities, Energy Management Systems, Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and fuel poverty. He is also passionate about aviation and hopes to contribute for a well-adapted decarbonized air travel system.
Sousa, A., Coelho, R.E., Costa, H., Lourenço, T.C., Azevedo, J.M.N. & Santos, C.F. (2023) Integrated climate, ecological and socioeconomic scenarios for the whale watching sector.Science of the Total Environment, 857(3), 159589. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159589 (IF2021 10,754; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Pedersen, J.S.T., Santos, F.D., van Vuuren, D., Gupta, J., Coelho, R.E., Aparício, B.A. & Swart, R. (2021) An assessment of the performance of scenarios against historical global emissions for IPCC reports.Global Environmental Change - Human and Policy Dimensions, 66, 102199. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102199 (IF2021 11,160; Q1 Environmental sciences)
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