Publicado o estudo "Biodiversidade 2030: Nova Agenda para a Conservação em Contexto de Alterações Climáticas", encomendado pelo Ministério do Ambiente e Ação Climática e coordenado por Miguel Bastos Araújo. Participam ainda, como coordenadores setoriais, Sara Antunes, Emanuel Gonçalves, Rosário Oliveira, Sofia Santos e Isabel Sousa Pinto. O trabalho beneficiou ainda da colaboração empenhada de 14
It was a true pleasure to talk to entrepreneurs and business people at the annual meting of the Business Council for Sustainable Development on the limits of the economy in the finite planet and discuss new ways to address the problem of sustainability, with focus to the natural capital and to biodiversity in a changing world.
Opinion article in the newspaper Expresso / Artigo de opinião no jornal Expresso: "Apesar do valor estratégico dos aquíferos, a política de ordenamento e gestão do uso de solo, nomeadamente a que decorre da intensificação da produção agrícola e florestal, não tem garantido a máxima infiltração da água das chuvas. Urge estudar a dinâmica de recarga, monitorizar a captação de águas subterrâneas e
I was invited to an interesting political discussion surrounding the strategic actions required to face the challenges of climate change. The conference took place in Porto (Portugal) with the presence of 5 ministers of Portugal as well as many other decision makers. The slot in which I participated about "agriculture and climate change starts roughly at 2h26 min of the following
I was asked to write an essay about climate change adaptation. The original version can be read here, but I copy below the full text too because the format is not the most user friendly: Adaptação à mudança num contexto de complexidade e incerteza O mundo encontra-se num processo de transformação profunda. Se as alterações climáticas e a perda de biodiversidade globais já estavam na agenda
Together with a number of Portuguese academics, I co-signed an opinion article in Expresso about problems in the distribution of water for agriculture in the Alentejo region. The problems is likely more general. The article can be accessed here.
I was thrilled to participate in one and half hour discussion about environmental issues, sustainability and disease in webinar organised by the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, together with Teresa Pinto Correia and Alfredo Cunhal Sendim. You can follow the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/fundacaoeugeniodealmeida/videos/216258779414860
Miguel Araújo is participating in a round the table discussion at the NOVA University of Lisbon's School of Business and Economics to talk about EU's new Green Deal. Registrations here.
My recent interview to the magazine Lisboa (page 54, sorry in Portuguese alone) where I talk about broad issues of sustainability, biogeography, climate change, economics, and how these issues are linked together through the concept of metabolism.