Portugal has reduced emissions by 35% since 2005, ahead of all other EU countries, according to figures from the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation database, Pordata, in collaboration with the Portuguese Environment Agency. The data shows that, since 2005, Portugal has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% – far more than the EU average of 24%. However, the study also shows a great dependence on fossil energy and that the country is experiencing rising temperatures, and waste volume.
To mark World Environment Day, the challenges to the climate emergency will be discussed in a debate at the Tejo Power Station in Lisbon, in an initiative of the waste management entities Novo Verde and ERP Portugal, in partnership with the EDP Foundation. The day is also marked with other initiatives, both in Lisbon and in cities such as Guimarães or Coimbra, Braga, Guarda or Funchal, mainly with conferences.
The company Prosegur will also present a list of what it considers the main environmental crimes, which include illegal, undeclared and unregulated fishing, possession of and illegal trade in species, illegal hunting or poaching, the illegal exploitation and trafficking of wood, the illegal extraction of mineral resources and the illegal management of waste.
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