Name the Protagonist:
Loulé Municipality (Portugal)
The Quarteira Lab project is aligned with the Municipal Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation of Loulé Municipality, in Portugal.
It is an approach that encourages the creation of spaces to promote the development of innovative technologies with low environmental impact, the solidification of principles of efficient and productive use of material and energy resources and the appropriation of the economic and environmental gains of new solutions by communities and their populations.
It aims to mobilise and raise awareness in the local community to test a set of innovative, sustainable and inclusive solutions to be applied in public spaces and services, buildings and transport. It also seeks to improve energy and environmental performance and contribute to improve citizens’ quality of life, as well as changing their consumption and mobility habits.
It is based on an open and innovative environment in which the local public authority, commercial and service companies, NGOs and citizens collaborate to develop, prototype, validate and test new technologies and services and to implement them in a real-life context.
These technologies and services and the consequent changes in consumption habits and ownership by the local community generate significant energy and environmental efficiency gains in buildings, public spaces, urban services and transport, strongly contributing to mitigate the negative effects caused by human activities that intensify climate change and to promote adaptation, through the solutions and proposals presented.
Link to the Case Study:
The “Quarteira Lab” is a living space for testing ideas and actions for decarbonisation (reduction of greenhouse gases – GHG) and improving environmental sustainability.
This case study contains a lot of information about:
The aim is to inspire individuals to promote and deliver climate action on a local scale.
This is a good example of how public policies promoting climate action can help individuals take objective steps towards finding solutions to climate change by involving, in addition to citizens, all public and private stakeholders in a local community.
It also brings together information on actions you can take, illustrating how we can all contribute to building more resilient communities.
The actions promoted in the context of the project reveal the importance of involving the various stakeholders at the local community level and how individuals can promote and deliver climate action on a local scale.
Set of reflection questions:
Debriefing Questions (after the video)
|How can access to information help us implement solutions to climate change?
|Apart from this type of information, what other knowledge or resources (financial, material, technical, human) will be needed to implement climate change solutions?
|What kind of behaviours and actions can you take to implement climate change solutions?