Background and activities


Rita Vasconcellos Oliveira is a researcher in Fair and Sustainable Energy Transitions and a project manager of Energy Transitions Week at NETI. Rita has a multidisciplinary academic background in sustainability, which includes the areas of Biology and Geology, Industrial Ecology and a PhD in Social Sciences. Previously, she worked as a researcher in the Applied Ethics programme at NTNU, while completing a PhD in Sustainability Ethics. She devoted particular attention to co-benefits and trade-offs in climate change mitigation from scientific and ethical viewpoints. Rita is currently working on the justice implications of the European clean and energy transition and also on the development of economic models which include ethical dimensions. 


Areas of work and interest

  • Energy and Climate Justice
  • Socio-Ethical Innovation
  • Environmental and Intergenerational Justice
  • Sustainability Ethics
  • Ethical Frameworks for Decision Making
  • Environmental Education





Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos. (2021) Conditional freedom: A governance innovation for climate justice. Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene: From (Un) Just Presents to Just Futures.


  • Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos. (2011) A função educativa dos Biocativeiros como Factor modelador da Consciência Bioética. 2011.


  • Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos. (2017) What are we saving for future generations? On adjusted net savings and positivity indexes. International Symposium on Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene . Colorado State University; Fort Collins, USA. 2017-04-24 - 2017-04-25.
  • Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos. (2016) Are we saving enough for future generations? On genuine savings and positivity indexes. Mardis intimes de la Chaire Hoover . Catholic University of Louvain; 2016-10-11.
  • Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos; Bouman, Evert; Brattebø, Helge. (2015) The influence of the personal value frame in LCA. ISIE biennial conference . International Society for Industrial Ecology; Guildford. 2015-07-06 - 2015-07-10.
  • Oliveira, Rita Vasconcellos; Carson, Siri Granum; Thorseth, May. (2015) Co-benefits Approach in CSR:Different Strategies with a common goal of sustainability. ReBus Workshop . Haas Business School from University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, California. 2015-11-30 - 2015-12-01.