The NOVA Green Lab is a knowledge centre for independent discussion and knowledge exchange in the areas of environmental, climate and energy law. Our activities and publications deliver different outputs, from scientific research to events, courses, blogs, podcasts and youtube series, all with the purpose of fomenting a better and more sustainable future.
In chapter 1 of the edited book ¨Law in the EU’s Circular Energy System: Biofuel, Biowaste and Biogas¨, Lucila de Almeida and Josephine van Zeben introduce and contextualize the book project by setting the scene of the regulatory framework of the EU´s circular energy system to channel the production of biogas (biomethane) and biofuel into … Continued
Edited by Professor Lucila de Almeida, NOVA Green Lab’s coordinator and Abreu Chair in ESG Impact, and Josephine van Zeben, Professor and Chair of the LAW group at Wageningen University, this book, though extensive critical analysis, identifies multiple areas of law and policy that require further investigation to guarantee the establishment of a sound policy framework, … Continued
BY: Leonardo Meeus, Ilaria Conti, Lucila de Almeida, Jean-Michel Glachant, Leigh Hancher,MÜNCHMEYER Max, Andris Piebalgs, Alberto Pototschnig Energy (and climate) will be high on the agenda of the next European Commission. EU citizens and industry expect a supply of energy that is affordable, secure, and sustainable. The National Energy and Climate Plans suggest that there … Continued
After two months of intense preparation with coaches, a group of six (6) students nominated by NOVA Green Lab had the opportunity on 21 September to represent NOVA School of Law (NSL) in a mock negotiation promoted by the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN). The students who represented NSL were: Catarina Rocha, a master’s … Continued
Meet the team! In the dynamic climate defense scenario, João Maria Botelho, a researcher at NOVA Green Lab and a Global Shaper (Lisbon Hub) of the World Economic Forum, is trailblazing at COP28 beyond the sea. He is also a part of the START Lisbon innovation network. His team, consisting of Joana Chaves Batista, a … Continued
On 1st December, the NOVA Green Lab joined the 7th GOP2P conference at TUDelft, Netherlands. The GOP2P is a research project supported by the International Energy Agency Project that has NOVA School of Law and co/subtask leader. The 7th GOP2P meeting had an intense full-day program themed ‘Making Local Energy Markets a Reality’, focused on the challenge of … Continued
The NOVA Green lab is opening applications for students of Ph.D., Master, and Bachelor programs to become members of our team from January 2024 to December 2024. NOVA Green Lab is an innovative and active knowledge center of NOVA School of Law committed to promoting legal and multidisciplinary environmental, climate, and energy law research. Currently, we are running several projects on the intertwined relationship … Continued
NOVA Green Lab promotes legal and multidisciplinary research in the field of environmental, climate, and energy law. Besides encouraging intensive scholarly debate, we may facilitate access of policymakers, civil society, stakeholders and citizens of different generations to the knowledge needed to achieve a better and more sustainable future, mainly focusing on the following SDGs.
Affordable and clean energy
Responsible consumption and production
Sustainable cities and communities
Life on Land
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