About the author

Paula Lopes da Silva Graduated in Biology, with training in Quality and Management. Project coordinator at Quercus ANCN. Civil servant at Moita Municipality. Environment activist, ex-board member in national and european NGOs. Also interested in good governance, transparency and accountability of NPOs. Likes history and historical recreation, drawing, cartooning and performing. Roman Catholic.

An Overview of the Food and Agriculture Crisis

An Overview of the Food and Agriculture Crisis

by Fred Magdoffa and Brian Tokarb Could Food Shortages Bring Down Civilization?, asks the title of an article by Lester Brown in Scientific American (May 2009). Just a few years ago, such a question would have seemed almost laughable. Few will be… Read more

O mercado como um ecossistema

O mercado como um ecossistema

— A propósito do desenvolvimento rural e do sector da distribuição — A propósito do atual debate sobre a PAC e o novo Programa de Desenvolvimento Rural, ocorre de imediato a questão cada vez mais abordada na comunicação social, do… Read more

Economics – focusing on “the natural object of it”

Economics – focusing on “the natural object of it”

«If as a society we decide to place value on ecosystems and charge the users accordingly, we have to be ready to charge the manufacturing company for its impacts AND the fishermen, tourists, etc. for their impacts… and I fear that it will come… Read more

Out of Service…Maybe FOR EVER

Out of Service…Maybe FOR EVER

According to piece of news released this month in Washington, a survey of oyster habitats around the world found that the succulent mollusks are disappearing fast and 85 percent of their natural reefs have been lost due to disease and… Read more

Cancun Climate Summit

Cancun Climate Summit

In the aftermath of the Cancun COP on climate change, and for those who love cartoons, I leave hereby some links and my modest contribution. It seems that, after all, some other kids didn’t  play so fair as well… Ainda no rescaldo da COP… Read more

Visões Positivas para a Biodiversidade

Visões Positivas para a Biodiversidade

Mais de 200 pessoas de todo o mundo reunidas para criar uma visão positiva para o futuro e definir as mudanças necessárias e urgentes Bruxelas – De 16 a 17 de Novembro, mais de 200 participantes de 43 países estiveram reunidos no encontro… Read more

Huānyíng!

Huānyíng!

Huānyíng! (Bem vindos!) A China Power International (CPI) poderá entrar no capital da EDP com uma posição entre 2 e 5%, avançou um administrador da eléctrica. in Económico, de 9 de Novembro de… Read more

LEALDADE E FEUDALISMO

LEALDADE E FEUDALISMO

Actualmente se alguém não concorda com um sistema em que está inserido, seja uma colectividade, um partido político ou outra unidade organizacional de indivíduos, é comum não reagir e deixar andar, para não ferir susceptibilidades, para… Read more

A pleasant approach on biodiversity awareness

A pleasant approach on biodiversity awareness

There are many pleasant ways to get people approach nature and biodiversity; fieldsketching is one of them. Fieldsketching activities can be promoted as environmental education by NGOs, or local councils. In Portugal that is not a common… Read more

Stories of a crusader

Stories of a crusader

Biodiversity and Local History So many species inhabited our lands, rivers and seas in the past. Biodiversity can be “mainstreamed” into local history awareness actions and vice-versa, as indeed natural and historical heritage are both building… Read more

Tour of the Ecological Consumer

Tour of the Ecological Consumer

A circuit on (our) consumption and biodiversity This activity was promoted by the Municipality of Moita, Portugal, last April, with the support of Fenacoop (National Federation of Consumer Cooperatives), a member of Eurocoop, and the cooperative… Read more