The 18 municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (AML) met to sign the Metropolitan Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (PMAAC). In this document were presented the causes of climate impact and regional vulnerabilities, as well as the necessary measures to combat the main risks identified.
On November 6, the motto was the weather and its changes, the PMAAC, as well as the metropolitan vision: to reduce AML’s vulnerability to climate change, were the topics presented to us at the Museu dos Coches.
The document assesses both the climate impacts as well as the vulnerabilities of the territories, pointing out the measures necessary to combat each of the main risks plaguing Lisbon’s region, which are currently undergoing extreme heat events, floods and the rise of the average sea level.
The President of Lisbon’s City Council, Fernando Medina, reinforced the message of commitment to this situation, because the changes are real, belong to the present, are significant and affect the entire ecosystem, he also stressed that it is up to the policymakers to outline the paths that lead to the solution of this problem.
Fernando Medina also stated which measures are priorities, since they “can be tackled right now” which are, the increase in renewable energy production, the use of public and shared transportation (which registered an increase of 40% usage since the introduction of the new passes, compared to the previous year), the afforestation and planting of new trees.