Ocean and global climate are intrinsically linked – and if the “right decisions are made at the UN Ocean Conference, the Ocean will be a big part of Portugal’s future”.
That’s the view of Samuel Collins, a project manager at the Oceano Azul Foundation in Lisbon.
The organization plays a big role in ocean literacy, aiming to educate a “blue generation”, works on ocean conservation, and also supports the development of startups creating products and services with positive environmental impact.
From conserving marine biodiversity to awareness raising and seafood consumption, Associação Natureza Portugal, or ANP, runs several projects that are contributing to a healthier ocean.
Based in the coastal city of Lisbon, Portugal, the non-governmental organization works in line with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Cooking is helping a Syrian refugee family to find a place in their new homeland, Portugal.
Through a local association that supports refugees, they will launch the first Syrian restaurant in the capital, Lisbon.
Seven years of conflict has displaced more than five million from Syria, with most finding refuge in the region, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Just over 1,200 have settled in Portugal since that country joined the Europe Relocation Programme in December 2015.
Ana Carmo reports.