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European Climate Pact
European Climate Pact Ambassador in Portugal

Afonso Morango

Afonso Morango
Thematic areas
circular economy / sustainable consumptionclimate education & awareness raisingenergygreen areas: trees, biodiversitygreen skillsjust transitionoceans and other water-related



Over the last few years I grew aware of the urgency of the situation we are in and Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" speech has served as a guide during both my academic and personal pathways.

Climate Change in the Anthropocene is bad and unpropitious, not because it is somehow against Nature, but because it could potentially cause immense harm and suffering to humans.

Humankind will never change until we start planting trees, not with the intention of cutting them, but so that shadow can be provided to our future generations.

The European Green Deal made me realise the role that the European Union can and should play in this journey. And, as a lifelong passionate about this imaginary community of ours, I intend to work so that I may be an integral part of Schuman´s dream for the future.

Climate Action truly is, above all, a moral question. Now more than ever, action requires thoughtfulness, insight and political courage. And the European Union should be very clear about what it expects from other regions of the world. Cooperate whenever possible, compete when necessary and confront when needed.