Myriam Lopes, researcher at the Centre of Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and professor at the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO) at the University of Aveiro, was invited to join the scientific council of the newly created Portuguese Council for Health and Environment(CPSA).
CPSA is a non-profit association, created on October 31, 2022 and chaired by Dr.Luís Campos. Among the main objectives of this new association, we find the awareness “of populations and health professionals about the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation on the health of populations” and collaboration with “those responsible, at all levels, in decision-making that can combat climate change and environmental degradation”.
The CESAM researcher was invited by the management board of CPSA to join the scientific council of this association, which includes names such as Mónica Bettencourt-Dias (IGC), Francisco Ferreira (FCT-NOVA and Associação ZERO) and Baltazar Nunes (INSA). This invitation arises from her recognized scientific competence in themes associated with climate change. With participation in several national (FCT, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and international (FP7, H2020, Horizonte Europa, DG Health, ERASMUS+) research projects related to air quality and health, climate change, urban metabolism and sustainability.
Learn more about the Portuguese Council for Health and Environment here.