B1) NOVA Green Lab

NOVA Green Lab

About Us

What is NOVA Green Lab?

NOVA Green Lab is a knowledge centre founded in 2019 as part of the CEDIS (Centre for Research on Law and Society) the research centre of NOVA School of Law. Since October 2022, it has been coordinated by the Abreu Chair in ESG Impact, Professor Lucila de Almeida.

NOVA Green Lab aims to promote legal and multidisciplinary research in the field of environmental, climate, and energy law, with a particular focus on the challenges to the implementation of the European Green Deal in the European Union, Portugal and its global reach. Besides encouraging intensive scholarly debate, the knowledge centre 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.

By pursuing the goals for research, education and dissemination, NOVA Green Lab proactively supports all the objectives set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), and SDG 15 (life on land).


  • Conduct innovative and high-quality legal and multidisciplinary research in the field of environmental, climate and energy law, with the purpose of accelerating the transformations for a more sustainable future in Portugal, the European Union, and on the global scale;
  • Facilitate the dialogue and collaboration between academia, policymakers, stakeholders, civil society, and citizens of different generations;
  • Disseminate the knowledge created through academic publications and ensure the accessibility of the knowledge created through events, blogs, and media;
  • Engage students and early-career researchers with legal and multidisciplinary questions and methodologies aiming to solve the great challenges of climate change, energy and just transitions;
  • Promote high-level education addressed to students and professionals with the learning objective of improving awareness of the sustainability challenges and transferring skills to solve them in the realm of law.

Partnership Protocol

NOVA Green Lab would like to acknowledge and thank the generous support from its valuable sponsor, the Knowledge Instituteof Abreu Advogados, in all its activities, carried out with full academic freedom.



Research Associates

  • Beatriz Gomes
  • Luiz Barreto Xavier
  • Alexandra Courela
  • João Vacas
  • Victoria Weber
  • Sofia Tello Barradas
  • Ana Bertazzo
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