Report on Climate Activism in Portugal released #onthemedia

On November 8, the Report on Climate Activism in Portugal developed by the JustFutures team was disseminated by Público newspaper. Anabela Carvalho, the principal investigator interviewed for this piece, reflects on the identified climate activism groups in Portugal and their diversity. The article was integrated into the newspaper’s new information section, Azul, which aims to discuss issues related to the environment and sustainability.

Access the article in Portuguese How strong is the climate movement in Portugal?

Meeting with groups of the climate movement in Portugal

On July 11, the JustFutures team had the opportunity to meet with several groups of the climate movement in Portugal where the mapping of the movement recently launched on our website was discussed.

It was a meeting where we were able to talk to various groups about the usefulness of this mapping, and where we could hear various suggestions and comments about the state of the climate movement in Portugal and their needs. Members of Associação Zero, ClimAção Centro, Geota, Lisboa Possível, Movimento Ar Puro de Rio Maior, Movimento Transformers, Plataforma TROCA, Plataforma Já Marchavas, SOS Quinta dos Ingleses and SOS Terras do Cávado were present.

During this meeting we proposed the creation of a monitoring group with elements of the groups present so that they accompany us throughout the different phases of this research project.

Maria Fernandes-Jesus writes about democracy and youth participation in annual report

Maria Fernandes-Jesus contributed to the report The State of the Nation and Public Policies, an IPPS-Iscte initiative, published annually, which can be consulted here. Maria Fernandes-Jesus contributed with a chapter on democracy where she makes a diagnosis of democracy in Portugal and discusses the political participation of young people. In the same chapter, the author comments on the public consultation on the national lithium program. On July 21, a news article related to this work was published in the newspaper Público (A democracy deaf to the demands of citizens).

Consultancy provided by Anabela Carvalho to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

Consultancy provided by Anabela Carvalho to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) on the possible relaunch of the debate on nuclear weapons; based on lessons learned around communication on climate change and, specifically, the involvement of young people with the issue. The contributions were translated into the production of a video message and participation in a high-level meeting at the 76th Session of the Advisory Board for Disarmament Matters.