LIFE LUNGS is a project that aims to tackle climate change
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, faces growing threats linked to climate change, due to its geographical location and climate.
The average annual precipitation is decreasing, although the occurrence of intense precipitation events is more frequent. This means longer periods of drought and more episodes of seasonal flooding, reducing the uptake and conservation of water in the soil. Meanwhile, average annual temperatures are rising. Climate change will therefore have a negative impact on the quality of life and health of Lisbon's citizens.
On September 16, 2019, LIFE LUNGS, funded with support from the European Union, started and will continue its implementation until the end of August 2020. The main objective of LIFE LUNGS is to contribute to the implementation of the Municipal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (EMAAC), using urban green infrastructure as a tool for adapting to climate change.
The first working team meetings took place in the last quarter of 2019, when they began to outline the preparatory works and some actions that start in 2020, namely the planting of trees and shrubs and the project design for a prototype of a zero rainwater waste area at LNEC.
Today, June 5, 2020, we officially inaugurate the website and other social platforms, where everyone is able to follow the development of this project.