José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra is a full Professor in the graduate program in Management at “Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina” (Unisul, Brazil). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations.
He is the Director of the Research Group in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (Greens, Unisul) and Principal-Investigator (PI) of Links 2015 - Linkages between energy, food and water consumption in the context of climate change mitigation strategies and BRIDGE - Building Resilience In a Dynamic Global Economy: Complexity across scales in the Brazilian Food-Water-Energy Nexus, both funded by FAPESC and the Research Council of United Kingdom (RCUK) trough Newton Fund. Also in UNISUL, he coordinated two other research projects: JELARE - Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energies Project; REGSA - Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America, both funded by the European Union (through the ALFA III program and the thematic program for the environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy). He was a member of the Scientific Committees from: the World Symposium on Sustainable Development in Universities, a parallel event to Rio+20, World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation and the Green Campus Summit. He is the former Dean from Unisul Business School.
Baltazar’s current research interests primarily lie in: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the context of Climate Change, Environmental Education and Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions, Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Cities.