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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Country now living on 'environmental credit' as 2021 resources used up - Zero




Lisbon, May 13, 2021 (Lusa) - Portugal starts on Thursday to live on "environmental credit", that is, citizens have consumed all the resources that would allow living sustainably this year, warned the environmental association Zero, pointing out that every year this date comes earlier.
"If all the people in the world consumed as we do in Portugal, from 13 May we would have to activate an environmental credit card. We would all start having to use resources to satisfy mobility, food and housing needs that we should only use from the beginning of next year", activist Susana Fonseca told Lusa news agency.
The ecological footprint specialist pointed out that Portugal, "obviously not being the first country in the world to reach this limit", is doing so "well before the middle of the year".
"Every year we have this tendency to have to use the following year's resources earlier and earlier", she added, since last year, for example, the day of the overload came on May 25.
Zero points out that "the calculations take into account data from several years, so do not reflect clearly the implications of the pandemic in the Portuguese ecological footprint".
Susana Fonseca pointed out that the areas that have the most weight in Portugal's ecological footprint are food - responsible for 32 per cent of resource consumption - and mobility.
"Despite all the efforts we are making towards energy efficiency and recycling, we are not managing to reduce our ecological footprint - we are increasing it", she lamented.
For Zero, "Portugal has a unique opportunity to take advantage of the Recovery and Resilience Programme, along with European support funds" to make changes in consumption patterns.
Susana Fonseca pointed as objectives the reduction of animal protein consumption and the focus on a "typical Mediterranean diet, with more vegetables, pulses and more fruit".
She stressed that the consumption of animal protein by the Portuguese exceeds "what is recommended by the national health authority". According to data the Portuguese consume three times more meat than is recommended, half the vegetables, a quarter of the pulses and two thirds of the fruit.
It also argued that sustainable mobility is within reach with more journeys on foot, by public transport or bicycle and favouring meetings by videoconference instead of so many plane journeys.
Zero also recommends a change from the "use and throw away" mentality to one based on the principle of "having less, but better quality".
To achieve this, Susana Fonseca stressed the need for consumers to have sustainable choices that are accessible, so that what happens now, where more sustainable equals more expensive, stops happening.

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Date : 2021-05-14 10:03:21







 

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