A key outcome of the Climate Change Leadership conferences will be the signing of The Porto Protocol, an undertaking by all participants to adopt and promote the principles and measures established at the summits. It will be a place of inspiration for companies all over the world to take the next steps in helping to reduce the impact of Climate Change, by signing the Letter of Principles for The Porto Protocol.
The city of Porto is a natural stage for this commitment.
It is an adaptable and entrepreneurial city which values innovation and proactive leadership but also respects and protects it heritage. It is one of the world’s great wine capitals, the hub of some of Europe’s most diverse vineyard regions, including some that are potentially at great risk from climate change.
The video explains the mission of The Porto Protocol.
It all started with the wine industry, as the grape farmers are especially sensitive and vulnerable to the multiple impacts of an increasingly unpredictable climate. However, the climate change effects can be diminished if everyone plays their part and nowadays this wine industry initiative is more than just a call to action to all industries. It is a binding commitment by its signatories, from whatever area, to make a greater contribution to mitigating climate change.
More than just a commitment to take concrete action, The Porto Protocol will be a tool to engage the entire industry, encouraging it to work in concert towards our common goal: the minimization of the impacts of the Climate Change.
Together, we can discuss concrete ideas, share real experiences and provide effective solutions which have been shown to work, on whatever scale.
Leader of The Porto Protocol & CEO Taylor's Port
``We need to share between us the solutions that are making a difference, stimulate new ideas and inspire others to take action. There is no time, and no need, to reinvent things. If we share our successes and experiences we will all benefit.``