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Alexandra Aragão

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Alexandra Aragão has a PhD in legal and political sciences and is Professor with a permanent post at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. She is vice-editor of the "Planning law, urban law and environmental law journal" ( ), in Portugal and member of several observatories, research groups and academic organizations on EU environmental law in Brazil Portugal and other European Countries. She participated in drafting of two national research and innovation agendas for 2030: circular economy and tourism. Coordinates the interdisciplinary network “JUST-Side” on “Territorial Justice and Sustainability through spatial data infrastructures” in ten Iberian and Latin American countries. 

Her areas of teaching and publication are European law, environmental law, ecoliteracy, nature conservation law, animal law, waste law, risk law, chemical substance law, food safety law, human environmental rights law, environmental impact assessment and strategic assessment, environmental permits, environmental management and auditing system, ecological labels and environmental popular action.

Recent publications: “Strong Institutions for Territorial Justice” in: Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, vol 16, Springer, 2021; Ethical issues and legal principles regarding joint management of shared river basins in the context of climate change and water scarcity in the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews, (2021), 1-19 DOI 10.1007/s42990-021-00060-x; Relational Value as an Argument to Protect Geological and Hydrogeologic Goods", Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management: theory and practice for a sustainable development, 2021, Springer;“Natural and Sociolegal Dimensions of Soil for Ecosystems Sustainability and Human Health”, in: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, vol 15, 2020; «Environmental Standards in the Portuguese Constitution», in: Environmental Rights - The Development of Standards, Stephen Turner (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2019; « When feelings become scientific facts. Valuing cultural ecosystem services and taking them into account in public decision making”, in: Managing Facts and Feelings in Environmental Governance, Edward Elgar, 2019.

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