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 post-doctoral researcher. He has a master’s degree in Business and Management of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a Ph.D. in Business Economics of Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), and Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies of NOVA School of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon (NSST-NUL). His experience includes environmental science (business model innovations, policy, and management) and engineering science (inventory of CO2 emissions from the transport and energy sectors and infrastructure for e-mobility). His research interests include innovation processes of reducing carbon intensity in energy and transport sectors, energy transition (renewable energy sources), climate change, and circular economy. Currently, his research is focused on decarbonization strategies on the transition to a sustainable energy system. He has a solid experience in both business and academic fields. Before, his academic career, he worked many years as leadership positions and as a consultant in the automotive industry.

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

Costa, E., Seixas, J., Baptista, P., Costa, G., & Turrentine, T. (2018). CO2 emissions and mitigation policies for urban road transportation: Sao Paulo versus Shanghai. Urbe, 10(Suppl. 1), 143-158.

E. Costa, L. Vanhaverbeke, T. Coosemans, J. Seixas, M. Messagie and G. Costa, "Optimizing The Location Of Charging Infrastructure For Future Expansion Of ElectricVehicle In Sao Paulo, Brazil," 2019 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), 2019, pp. 632-637, doi: 10.1109/ISC246665.2019.9071676.

Main projects

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

Last update

1 de setembro de 2021