Our Work
APPROACH

In a nut shell, we are here to trigger climate action and generate change through collaborative sharing.

From peer-to-peer documented solutions to webinars (AKA Climate Talks), from workshops to documentaries, from Collaborative Networks to Network Events & Gatherings, collaboration and collective action at the Porto Protocol can happen in a myriad of ways.

Learn more about our current and past projects, get involved and/or donate to those that resonate the most.

Impact
AREAS

Restoring ECOSYSTEMS

Biodiversity one of the planet boundaries reaching a tipping point and viticulture contributes to one of its weaknesses, monoculture.

Saving Every DROP

Water is a growingly scarce resource of which wine is dependent and its producers N1 concern independently of their wine region.

Unpacking WINE

Packaging is the element that contributes to the carbon footprint of wine, and the way through which wine production impacts environment the most.

Seeding the FUTURE

“Where do I start?” is a question companies ask themselves when starting a sustainability strategy, and certainly the most difficult to answer.

Current
PROJECTS

LIVING VINEYARDS
Collective Initiative

Living Vineyards is first and foremost a collective endeavor. Its mission is to empower winegrowers worldwide to become leaders in ecosystem restoration. Through collaboration, innovation and education, we will prioritize ecological integrity to enhance biodiversity and soil health whilst producing exceptional wines.

SEEDING THE FUTURE
Documentary

A second documentary with members of The Porto Protocol, sharing how Climate Change is impacting them, how they are tackling it overall and a specific solution that they are implementing to do so.

A call to action, a message from them to you, on what The Porto Protocol is, why it matters and an invitation for you to join us. Will you?

Unpacking WINE
The Guide

A Guide focused on the environmental footprint of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging in wine, showcasing a myriad of solutions for each category, along with the experience of a vintner using it.

REUSABLE WINE BOTTLE SCHEMES
Collaborative Network

A working group with several people and companies from around the world paving the way to make reusable bottle systems a wine industry solution to mitigate climate change.

101 CLIMATE SOLUTIONS FOR WINE
-Guide & Impact Report-

101 Climate solutions for wine is being crafted as a comprehensive collection of solutions from and to the wine community

This compilation, co-authored by members, aims to cover from simple to innovative best practices, from governance, to water management, to circularity and packaging, among other categories.

 These solutions will be available in detail in our solutions platform and its summary will be in the final piece/document, that will be launched in a media event in months to come (Estimated for November).

Ongoing
PROJECTS

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CLIMATE TALKS
-Webinars-

Climate Talks by Porto Protocol are a series of digital dialogues on matters relevant to the wine world in a changing climate.

From sustainable packaging to the role of nature and technology in building a climate response, different topics have been debated at our virtual roundtable with speakers from different corners of the world, that share their expertise, experience and challenges, thus inspiring those who listen to act further.

SOLUTIONS EXPLORER
-Resource Library-

This solutions Explorer is at the core of what we do: to build an open and dynamic platform of climate solutions. From our community and beyond, here you’ll find best practices, case-studies, innovations, webinars, conference presentations, articles and reports. As a whole, we provide a myriad of strategies and actions to adapt and/or mitigate the effects of climate change along the wine value chain.

Best practices and solutions shared by members of our community are (peer) reviewed by our Expert Panel according to a Review Protocol.

Past
PROJECTS

CARBON MANAGEMENT
-Workshop-

5 Months, 9 sessions, 23 trainers and guest speakers, 36 participants from all over the wine world representing the whole value chain. It was with this unique combination of people, knowledge and diversity that we delivered an immersion into the carbon cycle of wine from soil to sip proactive carbon management.

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT IN 5 WINE REGIONS IN PORTUGAL
-Report-

Porto Protocol partnered with 5 Portuguese wine regions (Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Lisboa, Tejo) to understand the status and steps forward to pave the way towards sustainable development. It was a unique journey, collaborative and “bottom-up” that resulted in a “multiregional sustainability assessment”, that we invite you to read (in Portuguese).

SUSTAINABILITY FROM SOIL TO GLASS
-Documentary-

As part of the work on sustainability conducted with the 5 Portuguese wine regions (see above), this documentary encapsulates the voices of grape and wine growers, their ideas, practices, opportunities, challenges and concerns.

CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP
-Documentary-

The first of a series of documentary films dedicated to the efforts of our community to tackle climate change, featuring firsthand testimonials from vintners across the world.

CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP – SOLUTIONS FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY
-Summit-

The Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit 2018 and 2019 had Barack Obama and Al Gore as keynote Speakers, respectively.

They were a unique convergence of expertise, wisdom and inspiration, that brought together some of the world’s leading scientists and authorities on climate change and the environment.

The Porto Protocol Foundation is a key outcome of these summits, an undertaking by all participants to adopt and promote the principles and measures established at the conferences.

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