Intervention areas

The response to climate change and adaptation initiatives often involves the implementation of environmental sustainability measures and initiatives.



The response to climate change and adaptation initiatives often involves the implementation of environmental sustainability measures and initiatives, some simple, others more innovative, particularly in urban areas, where these issues are now more than ever a challenge.

It is in an urban environment that there is greater demographic density, more buildings, greater concentration of opportunities and wealth, greater consumption, more pollution, etc. It is therefore urgent to think of cities in favor of greater sustainability, resilience and regeneration, including an adequate management of resources and an effective adaptation of society to different types of risk, since the accelerated pace of change is not always compatible with these concerns.


actions / initiatives

Loulé Municipal Park

Loulé Municipal Park

Adaptações – Environment and dance Project

Adaptações – Environment and dance Project

Environmental education

Environmental education

Theater play "CLIMAAT100"

Theater play "CLIMAAT100"

Delivery of the “Reportagem Especial – Adaptação às Alterações Climáticas em Portugal" comic book

Delivery of the “Reportagem Especial – Adaptação às Alterações Climáticas em Portugal" comic book

interventions and measures - 2018/2019

  • Canteens Loulé Adapta: in order to encourage the consumption of tap water in reusable containers, and at the same time reduce the production of plastic waste resulting from the consumption of bottled water, the Municipality of Loulé has been distributing it under various initiatives, the Loulé Adapta canteens. Thus, in 2018, canteens were delivered to around 4,000 children, both as part of the “Centro de Saúde das Brincadeiras” (Health Center Playground) and “Abraço Verde” (Green Hug) initiative. As part of the National Water Day, canteens were also distributed to all the municipality's employees.
  • Student Conference on Adaptation to Climate Change: organized by students from Escola Secundária de Loulé, with the support of Loulé City Council, the Student Conference was held on June 11, 2018 at this school, with the aim of increasing the knowledge of young people about climate change and to encourage a proactive attitude towards the duties of participation as a vehicle of citizenship.
  • Festival MED 2018: Received the prize for the greatest “Contribution to Sustainability” in the Iberian Peninsula at the Iberian Festival Award. The MED Festival presented several measures in terms of environmental sustainability and the efficient use of resources, highlighting the integration of renewable energies in the venue, namely with the placement in restoration spaces of photovoltaic cells (powered by solar energy), a measure financed by Environmental Fund of the Ministry of Environment and Energy Transition and also awarded by this entity with the “Sêlo Verde”. Last year, a waste management system was also introduced in the enclosure's space and actions were implemented to raise awareness for the consumption of tap water, namely through the provision of free and efficient water points. In addition to these good practices, other measures had already leveraged the MED as an environmentally friendly event, namely the ecological cup that, since 2014, allowed to drastically reduce the production of plastic waste during the festival days, with clear benefits in environmental terms and in the reduction of costs, as well as the association of MED with the Movimento Zero Desperdício (Zero Waste Movement), which in recent years has allowed the use of food prepared and not consumed by restaurant spaces, channeling it to social solidarity institutions and needy families.

  • In April 2018, and similarly to what happened in the previous school year, the collection of 4 books "Zero Desperdício" was offered to around 3,000 students from schools in the municipality of Loulé, in a partnership between the municipality and the association DariAcordar which aims to make children “active agents in the collective construction of more responsible consumption styles, for a more sustainable future”.
  • Comics “Reportagem Especial – Adaptação às Alterações Climáticas em Portugal: At the start of the 2018/2019 school year, in addition to the delivery of school manuals and activity sheets to public school students (1st to 9th grade), the municipality of Loulé delivered the comics free of charge to around 2,300 5th, 6th and 7th grade students. In the 2019/2020 school year, the initiative was repeated, with more than 900 copies having been distributed to new 5th year students.
  • “Produce and Consume Local” Campaign – In close articulation with the initiative to promote traditional commerce in the city of Loulé “7 Quintas”, organized by the City Council, the “Produce and Consume Local” campaign was started in August 2019 , through the "100% Local" project, with a Street Market where local producers showed the best of their production to consumers. The “7 Quintas” initiative and the “100% Local” project share a common goal: to value local production and commerce, joining efforts so that producers and consumers meet in a privileged meeting space, where the origins of what is known are known. consumes. This is a challenge and an opportunity to raise awareness of the current consumption model, which is a threat to the planet's sustainability. In addition to the Producers' Market, organized in seven Algarve councils, the campaign focuses on raising awareness through art, namely by installing an artistic piece, inspired by traditional market scales, in order to illustrate the fragile balance between the sustainability of the Planet and current consumption options. The "100% Local" project is co-financed by No Planet B by AMI, Instituto Camões and the European Union.

interventions and measures - 2016/2017


how to contribute

The individual effort of each one of us has important positive impacts in reducing GHG emissions and consequently in adapting to climate change:


Promote climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives in your home, in your workplace, in your neighbourhood.


Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle.


Plant a tree! Five trees absorb about a ton of CO2 over their lifetime.


Consume local and seasonal products. They are healthier, more environmentally friendly, require less energy for their production and transport.


Be aware of all projects that involve public participation and Participate!


Use as little paper as possible.