- Date: 19:00 – 23:00 7 February 2020
- Location: Centro Comunitário de Linda-a-Velha, Rua Bernardo Santareno, Pavilhão Habijamor, 2795 Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
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This event will be supported by the meeting of a group of collectives of citizens, who are promoting the preservation of a mountain range.
Then, we will have a popular dinner and we will see one of the interviews that will broadcast between February 1st and 6th.
Description of the civic movement
Serra de Carnaxide, with 600 hectares, is one of the few green spots in the metropolitan area of Lisbon that can contribute to the improvement of air quality and public health, promoting adaptation to climate change.
There are currently urbanization projects that threaten the Serra de Carnaxide, some of which are ongoing and others are in the planning or project phase. Its implementation would destroy the Serra, causing significant impacts in the short, medium and long term, both for the populations and for the environment, which includes interesting dimensions in terms of soil, water, flora and fauna, in addition to classified architectural heritage.
The preservation of the Serra will promote the sustainability of the water environment (rivers and groundwater) and the associated ecosystems.
The richness in groundwater is evidenced by its past use, materialized in the architectural heritage constituted by the Carnaxide aqueduct and the Francesas aqueduct (both subsidiaries of the Águas Livres aqueduct) and its skylights, circular structures and mother-of-water .
Current scientific knowledge, sustained governance practices, as well as agreements and treaties to which Portugal is committed, including the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (imposing targets to be reached by 2020), impose the urgent need for a new management of the territory of Serra of Carnaxide.
It is possible to find innovative solutions for an integrated and sustainable management of the natural and architectural heritage of the Serra de Carnaxide, recognizing and taking advantage of its immense environmental and socio-economic value, in addition to tourism and leisure, for the populations and municipalities.
Responsible citizenship, protecting the environment and demanding social justice, is a right that allows us to co-create the country in which we want to live!