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Rita Sousa

Ph.D in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Universidade Nova Lisboa


Interest in energy economics, environmental economics, and climate change issues. Ph.D. and MSc. in economics and policy of climate and energy. I work on carbon pricing mechanisms, on countries’ low-carbon development scenarios, and modeling the linkage of renewable power systems. Past: Euronatura, Portuguese Climate Delegation to the UNFCCC, EDP and National Park of Peneda-Gerês.



Areas of interest

Energy economics
carbon pricing
low carbon development


Sousa, R , Álvarez-Espinosa, A C , Pardo, N R , Leon, S F M , Otalora, G R , Diaz, S C , … Salcedo, L R (2020)

Emissions trading in the development model of Colombia

Climate Policy, 20(9), 1161–1174 DOI
Sousa, R , Cerejeira, J , Portela, M , & Agante, E (2018)

EEE fees and the WEEE system – A model of efficiency and income in European countries

Waste Management, 79, 770–780 DOI
Sousa, R , & Aguiar-Conraria, L (2015)

Energy and carbon prices: A comparison of interactions in the European Union emissions trading scheme and the Western climate initiative market

Carbon Management, 6(3-4), 129–140 DOI
Sousa, R , Aguiar-Conraria, L , & Soares, M J (2014)

Carbon financial markets: A time-frequency analysis of CO 2 prices

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 414, 118–127 DOI


CLICTOUR - Climate change resilient tourism in protected areas of Northern Portugal

Funding: Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte | CCDR-N

Duration: 2021-05-01 - 2023-04-30

CoaClimateRisk - Climate change impact assessment and adaptation measures for the main crops in the Coa Valley region

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2020-08-24 - 2023-08-23

ECO.Fire - The economic value of forest fires as support for prevention behavior

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2020-01-15 - 2022-01-14

Advances in Nonlinear Time Series Econometric Modelling and Applications

Funding: Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização

Duration: 2018-10-01 - 2022-09-30