Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

-to educate responsible professionals (and citizens) and will contribute with relevant research (and actions) for a sustainable society-to promote research on the field of environmental sciences and sustainable development and to develop specific training programs-to continue the collaboration with local governments and non-governmental organizations -to support new entrepreneurship projects in the area of social economy and sustainable development through an annual contest Social Spin I3S-to plant 100.000 native trees, within the Porto metropolitan area, until 2016 and to manage a network of partners and volunteers that is responsible for the maintenance and after care

Implementation methodologies

We are committed to coordinating the Porto Metropolitan Area Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (which integrates the Global Learning Space for Sustainable Development within the goals of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development) and helping local governments in applying participation models and Local Agenda 21 principles in their municipalities.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Catholic University of Portugal (Porto) College of Biotechnology
Applying participation models and Local Agenda 21 principles
An annual contest Social Spin I3S
Plant 100.000 native trees in Porto, Portugal
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date of completion: 2016
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Emidio Gomes,

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