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How markets and firms are reacting to the increase in demand for vegan products?

Veganism is a lifestyle adopted by more and more people every year. There are many reasons for a person to stop eating and consuming goods which come from animal productions. Although some people argue that veganism should be an individual choice, others think it is an extreme position which can damage some industries, leading them […]

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Is AI the solution to achieving the Development Goals on sustainability?

The lack of progress being made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 points out that, without a magic trick up our sleeve, there seems to be no way we can meet those 17 goals – especially the 6 related to human influence on the environment. Our current track record says it all: 2019 […]

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Green Hydrogen National Strategy

What Portugal believes to be the solution towards achieving zero net emissions by the end of 2050 What is green hydrogen and why does it matter? Imagine a clean alternative to fossil fuels. One that wouldn’t depend on hours of daylight nor on weather conditions, like solar or wind energy. That would save 830 million […]

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Covid-19 & The Environment

The ups and downs of the lockdown on wildlife and pollution There is a high chance that whoever is reading this right now has spent a good part of the first half of 2020 at home. Earlier this year, the majority of countries around the world reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by imposing restrictions, either […]

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The Price of Fast Fashion

Buying clothes started to be a routine, with some people believing this can even work as therapy. Clothes are cheaper than ever and accessible for almost everyone in the developed world. But what is Fast fashion and how can our “therapy” of going shopping be reflected into violence to the ones who produce it? How […]

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Avocado Sustainability

In recent years, we have seen a drastic increase in avocado consumption and heard it being praised for its health properties. However, avocados are far from being a “green gold”, their mass production being responsible for several environmental and social problems. The biggest is stressing the water reserves of the regions of production, since each […]

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Palm Oil Emergency

You are contributing everyday for mass deforestation in tropical forests – and probably don’t even know it. Probably it is not the first time you hear this name and won’t be the last. This edible vegetable oil has been in the center of multiple controversies and NGO-lead campaigns due to its direct impact to environmental […]