Graduated in History at the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon. Degree in Art Education from the National Conservatory of Lisbon. Civic and Professional Activities: – Professor of Higher Education at Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. School of Education. – Board advisor of the Portuguese Environment Agency (Education for Sustainable Development). – Coordinator of Inter-Ministerial Group of Environmental Education for Sustainability, representing the Portuguese Environment Agency. – Former President of Interbio – Interprofessional Association of Organic Agriculture. Previous Professional Activities: – Member of the Organizing Committee of the National Conference on Arts Education, representing the Ministry of Culture. – Joined the European Network of Cultural Education, representing the Ministry of Culture. – Member of the Group of Experts on Arts Education OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States), invited in their personal capacity. – Principal Technical Advisor (Environment) – Permanent Representative of Portugal in the European Union, Brussels (1996/1999). – Member of the Interministerial Group for Arts Education, representing the Ministry of Education (1995/1996). – Representative of the Orient Foundation, in the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Marine Sciences and Environment, University of Algarve. Political Activity (brief): – Member of Parliament (Legislatures IV, V, VIII and IX). – Member of the Parliamentary Committee of Environment, Education, European Affairs, among others. – Member of the Delegation of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), on behalf of Parliament. Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment of the OSCE. – MEP (1989-1994). President of the European Greens. – Honorary Member of the European Parliament. – Member of GLOBE (International Association of Environmental Legislators). In December 2009 she was appointed by the Lisbon Municipality to be Administrator of the Lisboa E-Nova – Agência Municipal de Energia e Ambiente.