Maria Isabel Mendes is a Professor at ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management. She completed the Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1981, has been a Master since 1987, and PhD since 1997. She is an investigator of the SOCIUS Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology, where she also performs management activities. The school activity has been exercised at the level of the three academic cycles. She coordinates and teaches disciplines in the area of Microeconomics, Regulation and Competition, Economics of Natural Resources, Environmental Economics, and Sustainable Development. Outside ISEG, she has coordinated and lectured in several multidisciplinary Masters and PhD courses, and in Postgraduate Programs for Executives as well in the areas of Sustainable Development and Economics of Natural Resources and Environment (e.g. MIT Portugal Program; Project College F3 of the University of Lisbon; Postgraduate courses in Sustainability at the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon). Her research develops in the areas of the Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, and Sustainable Development. She has participated as co-coordinator and researcher in several research projects funded by FCT and Horizonte2020. She has publications in scientific journals such as Environmental Management, Forest Policy Economics or Tourism Economics. She has participated in several forums and think tanks in her research area, and in the elaboration of national and international development programs (PDM's; Development strategies). She currently integrates, by appointment, the Scientific Panel for the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change, ENAAC 2020, APA Portuguese Environment Agency, and is rapporteur of the Thematic Agenda of I&I 2030 – Climate Change (2017-2021) of the APA, in run.