Faro march for climate and against oil

Initiative takes place simultaneously in Faro, Lisbon and Porto

The World Climate March takes place this Saturday, September 8th, from 17 pm, starting at Largo da Sé, in Faro. 

This march is also taking place simultaneously in Lisbon and Porto, in defense of concrete actions and measures to contain climate change, associated with the use of fossil fuels, for a country free of hydrocarbon exploration and for a rapid transition to energy renewables'.

The march's motto is, in fact, “Stop the oil! For the climate, justice and employment!”.

The Oil Free Algarve Platform (PALP) has joined this march and demands "a rapid transition to renewable energies in line with Portugal's government commitments to CO2 neutrality by 2050 and compliance with the Paris Agreement."

“We continue to demand an end to the threat of new exploration drilling for fossil fuels in Portugal. It makes no sense to start an investment cycle based on an economy of the past, damaging the climate, when the country has committed to the opposite, knowing that if all existing reserves are burned, we risk our lives on the planet, in what is already , known as the sixth mass extinction».

"For this reason, and due to specific regional and national constraints, we continue to refuse the threat of oil projects off the coast of Aljezur and Costa Vicentina and of gas in Aljubarrota and other areas under concession or likely to be."

The march ends in the area in front of the dock stage in Faro, where there will be brief speeches and clarifications.

This initiative also counts on the presence of PAN – People – Animals – Nature, with municipal deputy Paulo Baptista, as well as the Left Block (BE), with deputy João Vasconcelos.

“Os Verdes” will also participate.