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The European Green Deal

The first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the commitment behind the Green Deal, EU’s answer to what the European commission’s new president, Ursula von der Leyen, called the “existential issue” of the climate emergency. Below we publish the Press Release launched by the European Comission on the matter The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said: ‘The European Green Deal is our new growth strategy – for a growth that gives back more than it takes away. It...

Symington Launchs 1M€ Impact Fund

Symington Family Estates, a Porto Protocol member, has created a new fund worth €1 million to support social, cultural and environmental initiatives in the Douro and Alentejo. Below you will find the article taken out of the Synington official website: In 2020 we are celebrating two historic milestones – the 200th anniversary of Graham’s Port (established 1820) and the 350th anniversary of Warre’s Port (established 1670). To mark these two events – a reflection of the longstanding friendship between Portugal and Britain – we have created a new Impact Fund with an initial pledge of €1 million euros. The Symington Impact Fund will primarily support positive causes...

Climate change and the future of wine

“Climate change affects us all,” Bridge remarks, immediately dispelling this comfortable sense of security. I ask him to explain why he believes the wine industry is in a strong position to provide leadership and innovation to combat climate change. “We grow the same plant, the vine, all over the world. This is done under different climatic conditions and we can all learn from each other.” Since Bridge has been running the company, Taylor’s can already claim twenty years involvement in mitigating climate change, practicing sustainable viticulture and reducing water consumption in its vineyards and wineries....

The Porto Protocol – Wineries Confront Climate Change

It’s a forum for corporations and individuals to share information on strategies for mitigating climate change. In terms of wine, that includes everything from rootstock to packaging, topics that will be covered in the follow-up to that first summit—now a bi-annual conference, the first coming up in Porto on March 5 and 7, 2019....

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