What Portugal has to gain from being an opponent of deep-sea mining

Date: August 28, 2020

Source: Expresso
Author: Gonçalo Carvalho

Portugal has much more to gain, economically and not only, if it preserves its marine ecosystems as healthy as possible, because only in this way can they guarantee the sustainability of activities that are characteristic of its identity and that guarantee the livelihood of thousands of Portuguese, such as fishing and tourism. Portugal could have a crucial diplomatic asset in opposition to mining at sea.I watched, with great concern, the appointment of Partex – Oil and Gas CEO, António Costa Silva, for the crucial task of writing the strategic vision for what will be one of the most important documents for the future of Portugal – the Strategic Vision for the Economic Recovery Plan 2020-2030.

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