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Ciril Jazbec

Ciril Jazbec is a documentary photographer born in Slovenia in 1987. Before moving to London he studied Management in Ljubljana. He obtained his master's degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. He has been working as a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine since 2014. His work is focused on communities that are confronted by the effects of globalisation and climate change. 

Seminário de Sintra 2017

For his work he was awarded – the winner of Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2013, the winner at Photo Folio Review Les Rencontres d’Arles 2013, the winner of Magnum 30 under 30 2015 and PDN’30 New and emerging photographers to watch 2016 etc.
His work has been featured in – National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, GEO, Der Spiegel, Neu Zürcher Zeitung, Marie Claire Italy, Leica Fotografie International, Wired UK etc. Ciril is based in Slovenia.

Fernando Louro Alves

Representative of Monsanto Forest Park in Fedenatur and in Europarc Federation.
President of the Directory Board of SETA – The Portuguese Society for the Development of Education and Environmental Tourism
Trainer registered and recognized and by the Scientific and Pedagogical Council of In-Service Teachers’ Training.
Member of several international organizations.

Author and co-author of seven books, over 75 articles published and more than 60 projects
Formerly he was Head of Environmental Projects Divisions and Green Structure Projects of DMAEV and responsible for the Sector

of Urban Trees in the Gardens Division, DMAU – City Council of Lisbon; Associate Professor in the Course of Engineers on Forest Resources of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra; Founding member of ASPEA (The Portuguese Association of Environmental Education), member of its directory bodies 1990-1992 and 2001-2004 and Board member 1992-2001; Professor of Environmental Technicians in the Agricultural Vocational School D. Dinis - Paiã - 1992-1995 and organizer of several national and international conferences and member of the Committees of the UNESCO-Portugal for Decades of Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development.
Participant in several European projects: Grundtvig, Erasmus, Erasmus +, Leonardo.

Filipe Duarte Santos

Mr. Santos holds a M.Sc. in Geophysics by the University of Lisbon and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics by the University of London.  He is since 1979 full professor of Physics, Geophysics and Environment at the University of Lisbon and the Director of the PhD program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, which involves the University of Lisbon and the New University of Lisbon ( 

He is the President of the Conselho Nacional do Ambiente e do Desenvolvimento Sustentável (National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (CNADS) since the 9th

of March 2017, by nomination of the Conselho de Ministros (Council of Ministers). 

Author of more than one hundred and fifty peer review papers in the areas of Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Global Change and Sustainable Development, Mr. Santos has recently published a considerable number of reports and articles covering climate change and its impacts. He is also PI of several research projects in the area of climate change and environment.
Mr. Santos was first Vice-President to the UN COPUOS and delegate to the Conference of Parties of the UNFCC. He is a member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. He was also the Coordinator for the “Area de Desarollo Sostenible, Cambio Global y Ecosistemas del Programa CYTED (Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarollo)” from 2007 to 2011 and was Review Editor for the 5th Assessment Report of the UN IPCC. Member of ESAC – European Academies Science Advisory Council, in representation of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.

Filomena Djassi

Ms Filomena Djassi has an undergraduate degree in social work, a master in International Cooperation and Development and a post-graduate degree in project management. In her academic career she has been through many professional experiences in different communities and social intervention. Her personal development has been enhanced by participation, national and international projects, in social and development cooperation. 

In Aga Khan Foundation she works in community development, capacity building and managing projects.

She also has over 10 years of professional experience in social and community intervention, of which 6 years in monitoring, managing and evaluating projects, including mobilizing and managing partners, team management and training.
Her main interest, at the moment, is building capacities in poor communities and research about climate change and sustainable development in low-income communities. 

Dr. Gudrun Goretzki

Dr. Gudrun Goretzki, chemist by training, teacher for chemistry and physics
Ralf Seifert, studied teacher, now in SAXON STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, Responsible for education for sustainable development, civic education and education in democracy.

Dr. Teresina Gravina

Dr Teresita Gravina is a Scientix Ambassador for Italy, she teaches Math & Science and special needs in junior high school and she is adjunct professor of Environmental Geology at Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. She is also involved in two associations promoting the role of science and scientists in school and society (AIRIcerca and ANISN).


Aija Kosk

Aija Kosk, Lecturer of Environmental Policy and Economics Organization: Tartu College of Tallinn University of Technology Aija has a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sciences. She conducts lectures on Environmental Policy and Environmental Economics. Her main research area is environmental economics, especially socio-economic analyses for valuation of ecosystem services. She also works as a project manager of Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation. She has implemented projects on policy analyses and ecosystem services assessment, mapping and valuation.

Georgia Liarakou

Georgia Liarakou, Associate Professor of Environmental Education Organization: University of the Aegean, School of Humanities, Pedagogical Department of Primary Education Her research activity relates to theoretical approaches and practical applications of environmental and sustainability education. She has conducted studies which have been publicized in international journals, books and conference proceedings. She has participated in the production of educational material for Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development. Georgia Liarakou is author of the book From Environmental Education to Education for Sustainable Development, Debates, trends and recommendations (2007, ed Nissos, in collaboration with E. Flogaitis) and has edited four books. She is a founding member and secretary of the Greek Scientific Association for Environmental Education for Sustainability.

Guido Viale

Guido Viale, Economist Guido Viale graduated in 1978 in Industrial Sociology at the University of Torino. He's involved in economic and social research and in active labour policies in the environmental field. Since many years, as an expert, he writes on the main Italian newspapers on the topics of Environment, Economy and Development models. He has published several books on the topics, in particular on ecological transformation and sustainable living.

Peter Fedor

Peter Fedor, Professor of Environmental Ecology Organization: Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Environmental Ecology His primary research is focused on insects (Thysanoptera, Orthoptera) and their ecology, especially in the role of bioindicators. The work is largely field-based and conducted in both pure and applied fields of ecology. His current research includes assessing functional and numerical responses of insect communities to ecological and disturbance processes, understanding how climate impacts on the distribution and abundance of terrestrial insects. A particular focus is on developing artificial intelligence systems that enable predictions of distributions under climate change. Peter Fedor is author of more than a hundred scientific publications (papers and monographs), 6 university textbooks on ecology, and conservation biology. He is a member of several international professional committees and boards.

Stefano Caserini

Stefano Caserini, Professor of Mitigation of Climate Change Organization: (university, associations…) Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Environmental Section Stefano has a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering and PhD in Sanitary Engineering. He is contract professor of Mitigation of Climate Change at the Politecnico di Milano, Engineering Faculty, where he is involved in researches on atmospheric pollution, life cycle assessment, municipal waste incinerator monitoring and greenhouse gas emission assessment and reduction.He also works as a consultant for private and public company in the fields of emission inventory, environmental impact assessment, air quality pollution and mitigation of climate change. Author of many scientific publications, he is also involved in the dissemination of scientific knowledge on climate change; he has published four books. He is founder and coordinator of, one of the main Italian blog on climate change and Co-Director of the review “Ingegneria dell’Ambiente” (Engineering of the Environment).

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