Gil Pessanha Penha-Lopes is an Invited Professor in the Science Faculty at Lisbon University and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Change (cE3c). His main research interests are nature-based design and integral sustainability. He is lead author of the first Status Report on Community-Led Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives in Europe (ECOLISE, 2019). The Collaborating Researcher participated in the Call for Papers Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD.