Nuno Lacasta, Chairman of the Board of Directors of APA – Portuguese Environment Agency
Nuno Lacasta has worked on environmental and sustainable development affairs for about 16 years in Europe and in the United States. He is currently serving as President of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA). Between 2006 and 2012 he was Portugal’s Climate policy Director heading the Portuguese Carbon Fund. Between 2004 and 2007 he was Director for International Affairs at the Portuguese Ministry for Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development, where he coordinated the 2007 Portuguese EU Presidency. Between 2002 and 2004 he was Senior Advisor for international and climate policies to the Portuguese State Secretary for the Environment. He was also Adjunct Professor of Environmental Policy and Law at the New University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Science and Technology and Visiting Lecturer of European and Environmental Law and European Climate Change Law at the American University’s Washington College of Law. Between 2000 and 2002 was European Counsel at the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington, DC. and Senior Fellow at the Lisbon-based EURONATURA-Centre for Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. He was also Visiting Professor of Comparative Environmental Law at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
Mr. Lacasta has for several years provided consulting services to the UN, the OECD, the European Commission, NGOs, corporations and foundations. His areas of work include climate change, international waters and EU environmental law and policy. Nuno Lacasta is a graduate of Lisbon University’s Law Faculty and holds a Masters of Law (LLM) from the American University’s Washington College of Law.