Activities

Our activities are blogs, podcasts, youtube series, and e-courses for outreaching students, citizens, civil society, stakeholders, and policymakers. We welcome external contributors to submit posts that provide new perspectives or new information about issues related to environmental, climate and energy law. Get in touch with us!

Water
Green Lab Talk: Escassez de Água em Portugal e o Direito com a Presidente do Conselho de Administração da ERSAR, Vera Eiró.
Beatriz Gomes
Catarina Rocha

No passado dia 23 de fevereiro, o NOVA Green Lab organizou um evento no qual se discutiu a atual situação de escassez de água em Portugal e as suas implicações a nível do Direito. Este evento contou como oradora principal a Professora Dra. Vera Eiró (ERSAR e UNL) e enquanto moderadora de debate a Professora … Continued

Blogpost EU Law
Green shipping: Updates on MRV Regulation to Maritime Transportation
Sofia Tello Barradas

1. Introduction It is recognized that shipping transportation is an essential facility for the existence of the global economy and the global trade of goods. However, it faces ecological difficulties due to the rising fuel costs and environmental pressures, especially in the case of maritime transportation – according to the Fourth Green House Gas Study … Continued

Blogpost Sustainable Finance
Como o financiamento misto (blended finance) pode acelerar o desenvolvimento sustentável 
Ana Flávia Barros Moreira
Ana Flávia Barros Moreira
João Maria Botelho

No contexto atual de fomento às finanças sustentáveis, que conformam aspectos de sustentabilidade dentro dos processos de tomada decisória para alocação dos investimentos, diversos têm sido os instrumentos criados a fim de que se atinja este fim. Neste contexto, o blended finance, ou financiamento misto, emergiu como ferramenta potente no domínio das sustainable finance, atuando … Continued

Blogpost Interview
NOVA School of Law´s students talk about their experience in the negotiation simulation at AIEN
Catarina Rocha
Rickson Neves
Tiago Salem
Tiago Salem

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

Blogpost
Relatório AR6 do Painel Intergovernamental de Mudanças Climáticas
Caroline Lima Ferraz

Painel Intergovernamental de Mudanças Climáticas (IPCC), órgão das Nações Unidas, apresentou, no dia 20 de março, o seu sexto Relatório de Avaliação (AR6). O Relatório urge para a necessidade de mudanças sem precedentes para conter o aumento das emissões dos gases do efeito estufa. Alerta que o que tem sido feito nos últimos 5 anos … Continued

Live from Brussels Youtube Series
Live from Brussels Episode 3: New Electricity Market Reform
Lucila de Almeida
Joana Freitas
João Maria Botelho

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of sending the electricity market design file (EMD) directly to trilogue negotiations, which is a perfect occasion to release our Episode 3. The 3rd episode of Live from Brussels is on the new electricity market design. The legislative reform of the Electricity Directive, proposed by the European Commission … Continued

Case Law EU Law Opinion
Quanto custa realmente uma embalagem retornável?

O acórdão revela os potenciais conflitos e incoerências internas do sistema jurídico ao regular o uso e reuso de embalagens reutilizáveis.

Live from Brussels Youtube Series
Live from Brussels Episode 2: Just Transition
Lucila de Almeida
Joana Freitas
João Maria Botelho

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2nd episode of our youtube series ¨Live from Brussels¨ on the crucial topic – Just Transition. The Just Transition Mechanism, announced in December 2019, is a groundbreaking initiative that allocates 55 billion EUR over the 2021-27 period to support workers and communities most affected by the … Continued

Live from Brussels Youtube Series
Live from Brussels Episode 1: Gas Price Cap
Lucila de Almeida
Joana Freitas
João Maria Botelho

NOVA Green Lab is glad to launch its first episode of our youtube series Live from Brussels on ´Gas Price Cap´. In December 2022, the EU agreed to implement a gas price cap to prevent extreme price spikes, but what are this mechanism’s real benefits and limitations? In this episode, we explore the benefits and … Continued

Blogpost
A Critical Review of the EU Court of Auditors’ Special Report on Sustainable Financing: looking back to look forward
João Maria Botelho

The European Union (EU) has been a leader in promoting sustainable finance, recognising the need for a comprehensive and cohesive framework to promote responsible investment and financing practices. A report by the EU Court of Auditors, released in 2021, found that more cohesive action is necessary to shift funding towards sustainable investment. This report, entitled … Continued

Blogpost
Is Climate Change a Major Question? The Supreme Court of the United States in Virginia v EPA
João Francisco Diogo

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