As climate crisis and worldwide conflicts place the food system at risk, seed banks safeguard biodiversity and are true guardians of national heritages. Portugal, Colombia and Poland are doing their part for the sake of future generations.
Saving the ocean, protecting the future. A human race against time, with global gains there for the taking. At Jerónimo Martins, the strategy for sustainable fishing and increasing investment in aquaculture are part of the Group’s contribution to the blue transition.
An arm of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea region is home to 85 million people from nine countries. They share a double challenge: managing the pressures that have been causing its degradation and ensuring the sustainability of this source of livelihood.
What if achieving the targets set in the Paris Agreement depends on the spirit of protecting humanity as a whole? This vision is sustained by Portuguese researcher and professor Filipe Duarte Santos, who was review editor of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report.
With the planet at its warmest in 125,000 years and greenhouse gas concentrations at record levels, the alarm bells on climate change are deafening. Unless immediate, large-scale action be taken, limiting warming to 1.5°C will be beyond reach.
The green lung breathes again. One year after its launch, the “Serra do Açor Forest” reforestation project sees great progress. More than 570,000 trees of fire-resistant species will have been planted by the end of 2022 with the support of Jerónimo Martins.
A new forest: resilient to fires, sustainable and productive. This is “Floresta Serra do Açor” project’s final goal. In the first five years, 85% of the area to reforest will combine pine with native species. Most of them regenerate naturally after felling, thus ensuring continuity of the forest.
For the first time, the Oceano Azul Foundation invited diving centres to join the 2020 International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. The iconic tall ship Santa Maria Manuela was the base for one of the campaigns.
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