H.E. Duarte Cordeiro

Minister for Environment & Climate Action Portugal

BIO

Duarte Cordeiro born in 1979 in Lisbon, has a degree in Economics from the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão and a postgraduate degree in Business Management from ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

As vice-president of the Lisbon City Council, from April 2015 to February 2019, he had responsibility for the areas of Urban Hygiene, Public Space, Economy and Innovation, Smart Cities and Sports, having held the functions of councilor in the Lisbon City Council since October 2013.

He was a member of the Assembly of the Republic in the XI and XII Legislatures, from October 2009 to October 2013, integrating the Economy and Finance Commission and the Working Group for the elaboration of a Basic Law on Quality, Innovation, Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship.

He served as vice-president of the Portuguese Youth Institute and chairman of the board of directors of the Information Technology Dissemination Foundation, in 2008.

Between 2008 and 2010 he was secretary general of the Socialist Youth and is president of the Socialist Party's Lisbon Urban Area Federation.

He was Assistant Secretary of State to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Affairs in the XXI Constitutional Government and Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the XXII Constitutional Government.