Augusto Santos Silva has a PhD in sociology from ISCTE-IUL and did his aggregation in social sciences at the University of Porto, where he is a professor at the faculty of economics. He has held various university management positions, including chairman of the Scientific Council of his faculty and pro-rector of his university. He is the author of several books in the field of the epistemology of social sciences, the sociology of culture and development, and political thought.
Africa contributes relatively little to carbon emissions but is profoundly affected by climate change. EIB and Portugal are calling on financial institutions, governments, and the private sector to boost sustainable investments in Africa.