Jurist and researcher at CIJE- Center for Legal and Economic Research - University of Porto, where is making a Pos-Doc in Law about the scale-up of the legal model of a condominium to the global level.
He holds a Degree in Law by the Catholic University of Porto, a post-degree in Environmental Law by the University of Coimbra and PhD in Human Ecology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon. In 2007, published "The Earth Condominium: From Climate Change to a New Juridic Conception of the Planet". In 2016, is co-editor of the "SOS Treaty - The Safe Operating Space Treaty: A New Approach to Managing Our Use of the Earth System". He is the General Director of Common Home of Humanity, an International Association that is based in the University of Porto, and proposes a new global legal construction based on new knowledge about the functioning of the Earth System.
He is member of the Ethics Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and co-founder of ELGA – Environmental Law and Governance Association. He was one of the founders of Quercus - National Association for the Conservation of Nature as well co-founder and member of the General Council of the Portuguese NGO, ZERO - Sustainable Earth System Association. He is Counselor of CNADS - National Council for Environment and Sustainable Development.