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Senior Programme Officer of Marine Plastics, Global Marine and Polar Programme

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João Sousa is the Senior Programme Officer of Marine Plastics, Global Marine and Polar Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

João Sousa is the Senior Programme Officer of Marine Plastics, Global Marine and Polar Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He joined IUCN in 2012 as Project Officer in the Global Marine and Polar Programme, focusing on microplastics, biodiversity action plans, carbon offsetting, and energy. João also worked for 20 years as a biotechnology and environmental engineer and, later, as project manager and researcher at the Portuguese National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, working, among other things, on energy, environmental and pharmaceutical projects, and pilot plant design and operation.

João holds a master’s degree in Engineering in Biotechnology from the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidade e Tecnologias and a post-graduate in Engineering Policy and Management of Technology from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.