Position: Senior Scientist
Topic: The importance of bioenergy and biogas technologies on the portfolio of mitigation responses to climate change.
Joana Portugal Pereira is a Senior Scientist at the IPCC Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change based at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London. Her research interests focus on energy system innovations towards mitigation of global and local environmental impacts. She has a vast experience in developing environmental modelling tools to better understand the economic and environmental co-benefits of low carbon energy portfolios and to deliver policy recommendations.
Ms Pereira is one of the lead authors on the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land, due in November 2019, which will assess methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, with two chapters addressing the role anaerobic digestion and biogas has to play.
She has collaborated in several international projects with industries, policymakers and international organisations in Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions. Prior to joining Imperial College London, Joana was an invited Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE-UFRJ), Brazil, in the Energy Planning Program (PPE). She has also developed work on energy and climate policy for the United Nations Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS, Japan) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBi, Japan).
Joana holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering with specialisation in bioenergy (University of Lisbon), and a Ph.D. in Urban Engineering (The University of Tokyo), with emphasis on life cycle assessment modelling of alternative fuels.
Ms Pereira will be speaking on afternoon of July 3rd.