The UAveiroGreenBuilding Project launched its first newsletter in April. In this first edition you can find information about the project, its promoter and partners.
On the 4th of May, Tuesday, at 10: 00h, the webinar will take place whose theme will be dedicated to «Circular Economy & Regenerative Tourism», organized by the Tellus - Rethinking Tourism project.
The MAFRA Reciclar a Valer + project, led by the Municipality of Mafra since April 27, has 12 packaging collection solutions accessible to all citizens.
The Mafra City Council leads the ‘MAFRA Reciclar a Valer +’ project to encourage the selective disposal of beverage packaging.
Within the scope of the “Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho” project and during this week, which runs from April 17 to 22, 2021, a cleaning campaign was organized in coastal areas of the island, which may extend to streams and other spaces that contribute to the accumulation of potential marine litter
On Earth Day, the first event organized by the Tellus project was presented. This is a webinar in a round table format, the objective of which was the dissemination of 5 projects and services in the field of Circular Economy, in order to bring together to enhance inter-business and inter-individual collaborations.
The SECClasS Webinar "Classification System for Circular Construction: Options for Portugal" will take place on April 28, 2021 between 10:30 am and 12:15 pm (Lisbon), in a joint organization of LNEC with ISCTE-IUL, the University of Minho, Marta Campos Arquitetos and the atelier A-Lab.
The second part of the seminar began with the presentation of PLAAC - Arrábida project, coordinated by ENA, will provide the municipalities of Setúbal, Sesimbra and Palmela with local climate change adaptation plans.
Arrábida municipalities start building a more secure and resilient future to the impacts of climate change
ENA organized a seminar to reflect on the climate affections in the Arrábida territory and present the project for the preparation of local climate adaptation plans (PLAAC - Arrábida) for the municipalities of Setúbal, Sesimbra and Palmela.
On the 21st of April 2021, will take place the public presentation, online, of the project “Adaptation to Climate Change in Vila Nova de Poiares”.
The Closer Project, financed by the EEA Grants through the Small Grants Scheme # 2 of the Environment Programme, developed a survey to collect contributions for the Portuguese Guide for Pre-Demolition and / or Building Rehabilitation Audits.
Ended the period of consultation of the population on the location of the drinking fountains of the project “Para cá do Marão embalagens não!”, the Municipality of Vila Real gives notice of the five places where they will be installed, following the vote until February 22nd.
Municipality of Vila Real celebrates World Water Day with the presentation of structures for the collection of chewing gum and cigarette butts
The Municipality of Vila Real, within the scope of the project “Para cá do Marão embalagens não!” installed 20 binary structures for the collection of chewing gum and cigarette butts.
Last Sunday, the project Além Risco was presented within the scope of World Tree and Forest Day.
March 18th marks Global Recycling Day. The Environment Program presents some of its projects within the scope of deposit refund systems for beverage bottles and cans.
Funding from the Environment Programme for adaptation to climate change aims to promote the good environmental status of ecosystems and reduce the adverse effects of pollution and other human activities.
Yesterday took place the CircularBuild Project Launch Event: “Circularity applied to prefabricated modular construction”, supported by the EEA Grants Environment Programme.
The Municipality of Cascais will organize a series of online conversations, entitled “Ambiente Cascais Live”, starting on February 18th, at 5 pm.
PLAAC - Arrábida Project starts to ensure the territory's adaptation to the challenges of climate change
The project will elaborate Local Climate Change Adaptation Plans for the Portuguese municipalities of Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra .
Project “Para cá do marão embalagens não!” Launches auscultation campaign to the population until February 22
The Municipality of Vila Real, within the scope of the project “Para cá do Marão embalagens não!” will listen to the population about the location of new drinking fountains in the city, until February 22, 2021.
Between 12 and 15 January, the second campaign for the removal and quantification of marine litter on the beaches of the municipality of Esposende took place.
The objectives and results of the Rebuild 17 project will be publicly presented in digital format on February 4th. There will also be a debate on waste originating in construction.
The Launch Event of the Circular Buildings project will take place on February 2nd, which aims to make the public presentation of the project, and the panel will have representatives from partner entities, promoting the discussion of its objectives.
The iREC project of the Environment Program, financed by EEAGrants, was presented at Cascais Town Market. This pioneering project anticipates the future mandatory implementation of these systems in Portugal as early as 2022.
The iREC project consists of the implementation of a pilot project that encourages citizens to return beverage packages to one of 10 machines distributed in the municipality of Cascais.
On November 26, the Environment Programme challenged its Project Promoters to submit a proposal for a representative image of their Project.
Today, at the Secretary General for Environment, projects from the Environment Program financed by the EEA Grants were presented, dedicated to the theme: Projects to strengthen adaptation to climate change at the local level.
On December 21st, a presentation event for Projects of Local Adaptation of the EEA Grants Environment Programme will be held via streaming, at the premises of Secretary General of Environment.
On December 3, CIMBAL presented the project financed by the EEA Grants Environment Program, “(De) Construct for the Circular Economy”.
The Circular EcoBIM project aims to create a set of BIM based tools to enable a circular construction model.
As of today it’s easier and more affordable to recycle beverage bottles in Lisbon. The Portuguese capital now has 11 more automatic return machines, installed in the stores of APED associates such as Continente, Pingo Doce, Lidl Portugal, Auchan Retail Portugal and El Corte Inglés, and also at the Municipal Market of Benfica.
The Fishing The Plastic project, promoted by Business as Nature in partnership with the Municipality of Ovar and financed by the Environment Programme of the EEA Grants, includes initiatives aimed at women in the fishing community. The contest “Redes nas Redes” will run between December and May 2021.
The RefillH20 Project was presented at the 2nd Sustainable Campus Conference 2020 (CCS2020) organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. This project aims to drastically reduce, in the six IPVC schools, their bars, canteens and academic residences, the sale of water bottles in plastic packaging, thus promoting the application of the principles of circular economy, by reducing the use of plastic materials and the respective production of waste.
Presentation event of the CirMat projet (CIRcular aggregates for sustainable road and building MATerials)
CirMat - CIRcular aggregates for sustainable road and building MATerials, a project that contributes to the development of innovative materials according to the principles of Circular Economy, will be presented on November 24th via streaming
The E-Redes project is a pilot study promoted by the Municipality, in partnership with the municipal company Esposende Ambiente, the University of Minho and the Environmental Association - Rio Neiva, which aims at implementing a pilot study in the Marine Protected Area of the Northern Littoral Marine Park, were degradable gillnets and trammel nets will be provided to the fishing community in an unprecedented pilot test.
The Sustainable Value project comprises a service with a strong capacity for penetration and acceptance in the market associated with sustainable construction and circular economy
“Há Rio E Mar, Há Lixo Para Transformar” was publicly presented on June 19, on an event presenting the Prevention and Awareness Raising projects for the reduction of marine litter, at the Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões
Last Wednesday, November 4, the first of nine campaigns for the collection, quantification and classification of discarded marine litter on the coast of Esposende began, one of several actions to be carried out under the E-REDES project.
The Environment Programme was present at the clarification session, which took place online due to the conditions caused by the pandemic covid-19, where the present financing opportunities were presented.
Development of building components applied in modular construction, incorporating Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) and slag.
CirMat - CIRcular aggregates for sustainable road and building MATerials - project, promoted by the construction company DST SA, was one of the projects selected by the Secretary General for Environment, within the scope of the competition to promote the circular economy in construction, under the EEA Grants Environment Programme.
Concexec, LNEC and Cluster Habitat, in partnership with the Norwegian Laboratory RISE, implement a project to promote Circular Economy in the construction sector by reducing materials and waste production.
The first equipment planned to enhance the Project's laboratory capacity is already in use.
The project is financed by the EEA Grants financial mechanism and results from the cooperation between the Azorean Government, through the Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LREC), Fibrenamics Azores, through the Advanced Products Materials Innovation Center (CIMPA), and the Icelandic company ReSource International.
At the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020, there was a presentation of projects from the Environment Programme financed by the EEA Grants, dedicated to the theme: Increased application of the Circular Economy principles in the Construction sector.
On the 23rd, the morning part of the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020 event will be dedicated to the Circular Economy theme: Increased application of circular economy principles in the Construction sector, with presentation of projects financed by the EEA Grants.
National Roadmap For Adaptation 2100: Portuguese Territorial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment For Xxi Century (RNA 2100)
The project National Roadmap for Adaptation 2100 – Portuguese Territorial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for XXI Century (RNA 2100) has the objective to estimate the economic sectors costs to adapt to expected 2100 Climate Changes impacts.
In view of the urgent measures to contain Covid-19 Pandemic, the Environment Programme announces that the deadline for submitting applications to the Call#4 has been extended.
The Fishing the Plastic project's waste collection initiative aims to raise awareness of the urgent need to reduce plastic in the oceans.
The project “C+D: Close the loop by Disclosing the benefits of buildings' deconstruction and materials re-use” aims to create a web-based platform to calculate the economic and environmental benefits associated to the processes of deconstruction of buildings and of reuse of construction and demolition wastes (CDW, or C+D wastes).
This project aims to develop decision support tools to promote the increase of material reuse and the reduction in waste production in the Construction sector.
Ecoibéria - Reciclados Ibericos presented the objectives of its project “Bottle to Bottle: Top Quality PET for the circular economy of plastic bottles in Portugal” within the scope of the Call# 1of the Environment Programme.
One of the project’s aims is to evaluate the effectiveness of the introduction of the incentive program, supporting decision-making regarding the transition to the new mandatory deposit system.
Developed by Cascais Environment in partnership with New Faculty SBE, the iREC Project presents an innovative approach that unites retailers, collection services, research centers and companies in the waste sector for the management of single-use packaging, with the aim of increasing its correct routing, as well as its recycling.
The objective of the Oeste + Recicla Project consists in the implementation of a system for depositing and returning plastic bottles in all Municipalities in the West Region based on a refund system.
Intermunicipal Community of the West creates a Project with the Norwegian partner Empower to implement a deposit system for packaging of non-reusable drinks in the 12 Municipalities of the West.
The project approved for the Azores under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme of the EEA Grants, which was proposed by the Regional Environment Directorate, aims to implement a system for depositing non-reusable drinks packaging with a value of around 942,000 euros.
Within the general objectives of the EEA Grants reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and in strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation with donor countries, the Project aims to improve resilience and the capacity to respond to climate change in selected areas, through concrete measures to adapt to climate change, at the local level.
The Business as Nature Fishing the Plastic project is one of the six winning projects in the "Small Grants Scheme - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste", funded by the EEA Grants Environment Programme, which received 24 applications. The project was presented in partnership with the Municipality of Ovar.
Refill H2O IPVC is a project funded by EEA Grants under the Small Grants Scheme #1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness of marine waste reduction.
Environment Programme presents the Pilot Projects of Deposit Refund System for beverage bottles and cans
8 projects and expected results were presented within the scope of Call# 1 of the EEA Grants Environment Programme.
On the 24th of July there will be an event to present the Pilot Projects for the Deposit Refund System for drinks bottles and cans at the Congress Center Alfândega Porto.
The E-REDES project, promoted by the municipality of Esposende in partnership with the Municipal Company Esposende Environment consists of providing biodegradable nets to the local fishing community, to assess the contribution of this initiative in reducing ghost fishing and introducing synthetic plastic material into the ocean.
The application submitted by LIPOR and IPDJ, under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme 'Environment Programme', of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 - Small Grants Scheme # 1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste, was one of the 6 winners, among the 24 applications submitted.
Programme Environment presents projects for “Prevention and awareness for the reduction of marine waste”
Six projects were presented, focusing on the themes of increasing application of circular economy principles in reducing marine waste and promoting environmental awareness.
An event will be held on June 19, at the Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões to present the Prevention and Awareness raising projects for the reduction of marine waste
A technical visit was made by a Portuguese delegation to Oslo between 22 and 24 January 2020, to know the main factors for the success of this system.
The deadline for submitting applications to Call#4 has been extended
Between 22 and 24 January 2020, a technical visit was made by a Portuguese delegation to Oslo, to exchange ideas on the regulation of the deposit system for packaging plastic, glass, ferrous metals and aluminum.
Small Grants Scheme # 1 - Approval of six projects of prevention and awareness to reduce marine waste
Six projects were approved for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste within the scope of the Small Grants Scheme # 1 with a total allocation of one million euros
The deadline for submitting applications to Call#3, Call#4 and Small Grant Scheme#3 of Environment Programme have been extended.
The Open Innovation Conference in Portugal, which will take place on March 4 at Porto Business School, is an event promoted under the SIAC - Knowledge Transfer Initiative, co-financed by COMPETE 2020, through Portugal 2020 and the European Regional Development Fund.
The Matchmaking event of Environment Programme in Lisbon, dedicated to low carbon solutions, brought together about 50 participants.
Promotion of bilateral project partnerships between entities established in Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, on the application of innovative low carbon solutions, on February 13th, at the premises of the Secretary General for Environment and Climate Action.
Launching of the call in the scope of projects promoting Circular Economy principles in production and consumption.
Matchmaking initiative on “Living Labs for Low Carbon and Climate Change Mitigation”: Registration is open until February 12th.
The matchmaking event “Living Labs for Low Carbon and Climate Change Mitigation” will take place on February 13th, at the premises of the Secretary General for Environment and Climate Action
January 31st is the deadline for submitting applications for the Call#1 - Deposit refund system for beverage bottles and cans.
The Contract of the Pre-Defined Project was signed, on December 18th, at the ARH Center Auditorium of the Portuguese Environment Agency, in Coimbra.
On December 18, the Contract of the Pre-Defined Project will be signed, at the ARH Center Auditorium of the Portuguese Environment Agency, in Coimbra.
Matchmaking event design to the promotion of bilateral project partnerships between entities established in Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, on the application of innovative low carbon solutions
The Environment Programme will finance a total allocation of 2,650,000 euros, projects relevant to the adaptation plan or strategy or to the sectorial policies or plan at a local level to be developed
The Environment Programme will finance with a total allocation of 2,200,000 euros, a project that must cover the 11 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves existing on the date of the publication of this Call.
Environment Programme: Extension of the deadline for Call#1 - Deposit refund system for beverage bottles and cans
Extension of the deadline for submission of applications for Call#1 Deposit refund system for beverage bottles and cans
Presentation of the objectives and characteristics of the Environment Program to Startups and Incubators.
Environment Programme: Conference and Matchmaking Event in the area of Circular Economy - “Breaking the Barriers in a Circular Economy”
This meeting is part of the Bilateral Relations Fund initiatives between the Programme Operator of the Programme Environment and its Donor Programme Partner, Innovation Norway.
Launching of the call in the scope of projects promoting Circular Economy principles in production and consumption
Launching of the first Calls of the Environment Program to promote Circular Economy and development of standards in the Construction Sector, and prevention and awareness for the Reduction of Marine Litter.
Conference and Matchmaking Event in the area of Circular Economy “Breaking the Barriers in a Circular Economy”
Conference and matchmaking dedicated to promote partnerships or funding between Norwegian and international entities, researchers and socio-economic agentes, for projects in the field of Circular Economy.
EEA Grants – Programme Environment: Public presentation and signing of the Programme Implementation Agreement
The Programme Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy, funded by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism - EEA Grants 2014-2021, presented on May 29 at the Auditorium of the Directorate-General for Territory.
On May 29th, the Programme Environment financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism - EEA Grants 2014-2021, will be publicly presented at the Auditorium of the Directorate General for Territory.
The portuguese 11 biosphere reserves, the Secretary General for the Environment and Energy Transition and the Institute for Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF) signed yesterday, May 14th, a protocol providing 2.2 million euros for the promotion and valorisation of the Reserves.
On May 14th will take place in the Noble Hall of Castelo Branco City Hall, the signing session of the collaboration protocol for the Portuguese Biosphere Reserves.
The Secretary General for Environment and Energy Transition, as programme operator of the ‘Environment Programme’, was present in Ponta Delgada, on March 27th, for a briefing session promoted by the National Management Unit of the EEA Grants
The Secretary General for Environment and Energy Transition was present in Funchal for a briefing session regarding financing opportunities of the Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area for Portugal.
Environment Programme: The first Matchmaking Event on the Application of the Principles of the Circular Economy
The Secretary General for Environment and Energy Transition and the Donor Programme Partner, Innovation Norway, held on February 28th, at the Secretary General premises, a Matchmaking Event in the area of Circular Economy.
Matchmaking event design to the promotion of bilateral project partnerships between entities established in Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, on the application of circular economy in key areas.
Matchmaking event design to the promotion of bilateral project partnerships between entities established in Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, on the application of circular economy in key areas.
Participation of Secretary General at the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-21 at the Kick-off Conference for the Environment Programme, supported by Norway's Environment Agency (NEA).
On the 13th of November an information meeting took place at Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP) headquarters, in Lisbon, with the purpose of introducing the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.
The initiative, organized by the program operator, the Secretary General of the Ministry for the Environment and Energy Transition, took place between October 8 and 12, with the presence of Carlos Martins, Secretary of State for the Environment.
The funding priorities of the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme were presented at the 'Portugal Shipping Week' in Lisbon.
The Norwegian Ambassador visited the Ceira River Basin in the Central Region of the Country, where the EEA Grants Environment project “Rio Ceira” will be developed.
The National Management Unit and the Secretary General accompanied the Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Marins, in a preliminary visit to Ceira’s River Basin regarding the implementation of the Pre-Defined Project.