2019 forum oradores eng



12th October 2019

Francisco Teixeira, Director of the Department of Communication and Environmental Citizenship of the Portuguese Environment Agency.

Francisco Teixeira is part of the Environmental Education for Sustainability Working Group (WG), which monitors the cooperation between the Education and Environment tutelage. Graduated in Philosophy, with the teaching component , Master in Philosophy of Nature and Environment, he has accumulated extensive professional experience as a teacher of Ethics, Awareness and Environmental Interpretation at ISLA Postgraduate Eco-Tourism, in institutions such as the National Protection Authority, Civil Institute, the Youth Institute, the IPAMB / Environment Institute, and was also coordinator of the ENEA2020 Development and Deputy Director of the Environmental Education Notebooks. He is co-founder of the Society for Environmental Ethics, has been a member of the National Directorate of the League for the Protection of Nature and since 1999 he has published books in the fields of awareness, education, training and environmental ethics, highlighting the most recent: " Environmental Sustainaibility Education Expert ”(2018)


Eleonora Izunsa de Pech, GFN Board Member - Green Film Network and Co-Director of the Cinema Planet Environmental Film Festival, Mexico

She has worked on Morelense's radio and television system since 1988 as a writer, producer and host of various radio and television programs. In 2009, she co-founded Cinema Planeta, Mexico's International Film and Environment Festival, which she has co-directed ever since. From 2011 to 2013, she was responsible for the cinema section of the TVC Ambiental newspaper.
She is a founder and since 2015, a board member of the Green Film Network (World Network of Film Festivals and the Environment) and belongs to the Mexican Culture Seminar, Cuernavaca delegation. Since 2010, she has been a juror of film and environmental festivals in France, Italy, Brazil, Croatia and Portugal. In 2016, she co-produced her first feature film, “Nahui Ollin, Sun on the Move” and the short film "Burning Sea."
It is part of the Alliance for a Plastic-Free Mexico, groups with which it has been possible to ban plastic, unicel, straw and bags in 24 states to date.


Jon Bowermaster, Writer, Filmmaker and Adventurer, USA

Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled.
Jon has written eleven books and produced/directed more than thirty documentary films. His feature documentaries include ‘Dear President Obama,’ ‘Antarctica, on the Edge,’ ‘After the Spill’ and ‘Ghost Fleet.’ (oceans8films.com)
His National Geographic-sponsored Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world.
Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is the President of the One Ocean Media Foundation and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
For the past several years, Jon and his One Ocean Media Foundation / Oceans 8 Films team have focused on a series of short films about the environmental risks to, and hopes for the Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the American environmental movement. (hudsonriverstories.com)
Jon is a Visiting Lecturer at Bard College, in the Environment and Urban Studies Department; tune into his weekly radio show/podcast, ‘The Green Radio Hour with Jon Bowermaster,’ at radiokingston.org.


Bruno Manique, President of the Centre Portugal Film Commission, Portugal

Degree in Occupational Safety and Health engineering. Certified by the End Commissioner International University Association of the USA as Film Commissioner. He had his first contact with the world of seventh art at the now defunct Figueira da Foz International Film Festival (Portugal) in the 1980s. From 2014 to 2018 he was director of the Figueira Film Art Film Festival. producer and actor in the film "Where the words escape". He is a member of the jury of 3 film festivals, Shortcutz, Mobile Film Festival and Art & Tur and, since late 2017, and is President of the Portugal Film Commission Center.


Norberto Santos, Tourism, Heritage and Territory Group Coordinator - CEGOT, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Professor of Geography and Professor at the University of Coimbra. He is coordinator of the research group of CEGOT Tourism, Heritage and Territory. Manager of the Unesco Chair Unitwin (Paris 1 Sorbonne Phantéon) of Cultural Tourism and Development. Director of the Doctorate in Tourism, Heritage and Territory of the University of Coimbra. He has published 50 articles in specialized journals and 30 papers in event minutes, has 42 book chapters and 10 published books. He has supervised 14 doctoral theses and 50 master's dissertations in the areas of Economic and Social Geography, Tourism and Urban Geography. In its scientific and technological production it focuses on Tourism, Development, Heritage, Spatial Planning, Local Development, Gastronomy, Leisure and Cities.


Helena Freitas

Graduated in biology, she has a doctorate in Ecology, specializing in Taxonomy and Plant Ecology from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. As a Professor, she taught in the departments of botany of the University of Coimbra and ecology in the Department of Life Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of the same university, where she took the direction of the Center for Functional Ecology and she holds a Chair from the Unesco for the Biodiversity and Development Sustainable. Between 99 and 02 he assumed the presidency of the League for the Protection of Nature, which was followed by the presidency of the Portuguese Society of Ecology and Vice-Presidency of the European Ecology Federation. Author of several works on the subject of botany and ecology, is a assiduous presence in the newspaper “O Público” with opinion articles. NO XXI Constitutional Government of Portugal, integrated the coordination of the Mission Unit for the Valorization of the Within, with a status equivalent to the Under-Secretary of State.


Bárbara Veiga, Photographer, Filmmaker activist, author of the book “7 anos em 7 mares”, Brazil

Barbara Veiga is a photographer, documentary filmmaker and performer with experience in more than 80 countries. Passionate about the environment and the arts, she joined journalism with photography and later audiovisual in partnership with world organizations such as Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, Amazon Watch and Avaaz. She has made a series of video reports on Rede Globo, and has his records published in vehicles such as the BBC website, articles by The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The Australian and Vanity Fair. Through photography she was awarded by National Geographic for the work “By Man, For Nature”, exhibited in Paris at the Jardin des Plantes (2011), and Cannes that same year during the Film Festival. She is the author of the book "Seven Years in Seven Seas", co-founder of the Women's League for the Oceans Movement and performs artistic performances to give voice to the oceans.


Paula Sobral, MARE-NOVA, Founder and President of the Portuguese Association of Marine Litter, Portugal

Paula Sobral - Biologist, Professor at the New University of Lisbon and researcher at MARE. She has been researching microplastics and marine litter since 2008, studying its distribution, abundance, and impacts on marine organisms. She has participed in several national and international projects. Founder and President of APLM - Portuguese Association of Marine Litter develops activities of dissemination and communication of science to society.


Francisco Ferreira, Professor at FCT-NOVA and President of Zero Environmental Association, Portugal

Francisco Ferreira is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA) and a researcher at CENSE (Center for Research on Environment and Sustainability). He has a degree in Environmental Engineering from FCT-NOVA, a master's degree from Virginia Tech in the USA and a doctorate from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has a significant set of publications in the areas of air quality, climate change and sustainable development. Was President of Quercus from 1996 to 2001 and Vice President between 2007 and 2011 and member of the National Water Council and the National Council for Environment and Sustainable Development. He is currently the President of “ZERO - Sustainable Earth System Association”, a national non-governmental environmental organization.


Timothy Bouldry, Photographer, USA

Timothy Bouldry photographs, explores and educates people about open dumpsite activity and the communities living from them. He works with activists, scientists, environmentalists and humanitarians to help create cases for governmental powers to understand the changes these places need. He currently resides between the USA and Nicaragua where he is photographing and running scholarship programs for kids living at these dumpsites. Learn more at: www.TimothyBouldry.com and www.ISWAkids.com