The 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2020) followed six previous successful editions hosted in three European Countries (Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic). This last edition was planned to be held in Italy first, and then in Portugal, due to the pandemic situation. Finally, for safety reasons, it was decided to organize a virtual event, which was held from 14 to 17 September 2020. Despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19 spreading, the online format did not affect the original spirit of the Conference, which was born as “a privileged space to discuss current matters related to energy and the environment research”. This year the Conference main topic was “Driving Energy and Environment in 2020 towards a Sustainable Future”, bringing attention to the dramatic changes that occurred in the energy and environment sectors in the last years, speeded up by the pandemic, and their perspectives for a sustainable future. This paper gives a comprehensive outline of the conference organization as well as of the main research topics addressed in the three keynote speeches and in the dedicated sessions planned to enhance the event effectiveness and boost discussion and interaction among experts in those fields.
Caetano, N.S., Felgueiras, C., Salvini, C., Giovannelli, A. (2020). ICEER2020—Driving Energy and Environment in 2020 Towards A Sustainable Future. ENERGY REPORTS, 6, 1-10 [10.1016/j.egyr.2020.12.015].