Integrated Phd Researcher

Evaldo Costa

research interests

Energy Transition, Climate Change Strategy For Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate Policy, Business Model Innovation, Electric Mobility, Renewable Energy, Circular Economy.

Short Bio

Evaldo Costa is an interdisciplinary fellow researcher. His background includes a Ph.D. in Business Economics of Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies of NOVA School of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a master’s degree in Business and Management of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil. His research includes environmental science (business, policy, and management) and engineering science (inventory of CO2 emissions, energy balance, and electric mobility and its infrastructure). Currently, his research is focused on decarbonization strategies for the transition to a sustainable energy system. He is interested in innovation processes for the decarbonization of the economy sectors. He has a solid experience in academic and business fields. Before, his academic career, he worked several years as an automotive industry consultant and professor.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Sus2Trans - Sustainable Transformative Transitions - Reconcile the Acceleration of Low Carbon Transitions with System Transformations. The project investigates the types of decarbonization strategies that comply with the Paris Agreement, whose implementation requires the transformation of several sectors besides energy, such as mobility, construction, agri-food and industry. See more at

Main publications

Evaldo Costa, Ana Horta, Augusta Correia, Julia Seixas, Gustavo Costa & Daniel Sperling (2020) Diffusion of electric vehicles in Brazil from the stakeholders' perspective, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2020.1827317

Evaldo Costa, Arthur Paiva, Julia Seixas, Gustavo Costa, Patrícia Baptista, Brian Ó. Gallachóir, "Spatial Planning of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for Belo Horizonte, Brazil", Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2018, Article ID 8923245, 16 pages, 2018.

Evaldo Costa, Julia Seixas, Gustavo Costa & Thomas Turrentine (2017) Interplay between ethanol and electric vehicles as low carbon mobility options for passengers in the municipality of São Paulo, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 11:7, 518-525, DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1276651

Evaldo Costa, Ana Carolina Rodrigues Teixeira, Suellen Caroline Silva Costa, Flavia L. Consoni (2022). Influence of public policies on the diffusion of wind and solar PV sources in Brazil and the possible effects of COVID-19, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 162, 2022, 112449, ISSN 1364-0321,

Costa, E., Wells, P., Wang, L., & Costa, G. (2022). The electric vehicle and renewable energy: Changes in boundary conditions that enhance business model innovations. Journal of Cleaner Production, 333, 130034.

Main projects

Transições Transformativas Sustentáveis - Conciliar a Aceleração das Transições para Baixo Carbono com Transformações do Sistema

Last update

14 de junho de 2022