WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Porto Protocol is a key outcome of the Climate Change Leadership conferences, an undertaking by all participants to adopt and promote the principles and measures established at the summits, 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 its heritage. It is one of the world’s great wine capitals and the hub of some of Europe’s most diverse vineyard regions, including some that are potentially at great risk from climate change.
WHO WE ARE
The Porto Protocol Foundation is a non-profit corporate institution, founded by Taylor’s Port, that counts with hundreds of members, united by a binding commitment to make a greater contribution to mitigate climate change.
Born out of the wine industry and spread across industries from its whole value chain, it was created under the belief that, if we share our successes and experiences, our response against climate change will be more effective.
We work as an open and shared platform, a place of inspiration for change, a dynamic database of resources and workable solutions from which companies and individuals from all over the world, wishing to take action, can benefit and contribute. More than a call to action, it is a binding commitment by its signatories, from whatever sector, to make a greater contribution to fight climate change.
Leader of The Porto Protocol & CEO The Fladgate Partnership
``I would urge you all to support this important initiative in any way you can so that together we can make a difference in tackling climate change and its growing impact on our everyday lives.``
Marta has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the past few years, before joining Porto Protocol, Marta was working with her own brand and consultancy project, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change. Marta holds a dregree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Cristina is an Environmental Engineer, a Safety and Health at Work Advanced Technician and holds a Post-Graduation in Management. She has built most of her career in an academic setting, at Católica University, in Porto, first as a teacher and as the scientific coordinator for the Environmental Quality Specialized Course and later on, as Advanced Training Manager. Cristina always worked in environmental consultancy across various industries, alongside her educational path, and still finds the time to manage, along with her family, their Vinho Verde project.