Invicta (Porto City) on the European frontline in the fight against climate change

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The mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, accompanied by the councillor for Urbanism and Public Space, Pedro Baganha, and the councillor for Social Cohesion, Fernando Paulo, participated today, in Paris, in the "Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Europe Awards 2023", a meeting that brings together heads of European cities and companies with a place on the prestigious CDP A-list. The CDP European Awards will take place again in person in the French capital, to promote the debate and inspiration of major decision-makers for urgent action to combat climate change.

Rui Moreira was a guest speaker on the panel "Transforming the norm on climate: how serious the 1.5°C transition plans should look". The CEOs of Signify, Holcim and Acciona, as well as the president of the European Securities and Markets Authority, Verena Ross, also participated.

At the end of his participation in the panel, the mayor of Porto gave an interview on the subject to Euronews.

This year, dedicated to the motto “Transforming the norm,” political leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and journalists participated in various panels at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The Mayor of Olso (Norway), the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, the President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, and heads of companies such as LVMH (resulting from the merger of Moët et Chandon, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton), L'Oréal, Triodos Bank or Beiersdorf were among the participants.

Named after CDP's restricted A-list means recognizing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Municipality of Porto has been among those distinguished for two consecutive years.

To achieve the highest A rating, municipalities must submit a city-wide emissions inventory. In addition, they must have set a renewable energy target for the future and have published a climate action plan.

The CDP also looks at the assessment of climate risk and vulnerability made by cities, as well as the existence of a climate adaptation plan to demonstrate how it will address climate risks.