THE CASE FOR PORTUGAL

This is a walk based on connection. To explore the necessary response required to really establish effective climate mitigation and adaptation in Portugal.

We will visit threats to the environment, connect communities and gather the stories of Portugal. We wish to capture the story of this extraordinary country as it faces challenges and to meet the solution builders along the route; hearing and capturing stories from the old and new.

ECOCIDE IN PORTUGAL

PROTECTING THE FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH

… means stopping the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems taking place globally.


We call this serious harm to nature ecocide.
And right now, in most of the world, it is legally permitted.

It’s time to change the rules.

Ecocide has a direct impact on the health and wealth of local communities, wildlife and ecosystems.

The One Water Walk has formed in response to this challenge. It is an action to support the legal campaign to ratify a law to end ecocide.

We will walk to visit many sites of ecocide in Portugal on a journey to explore Portugal's response to these environmental crisis' and seek the old and new solutions.

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!

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We walk to redefine stories of activism and human connection with the Earth and water. 

We will walk 700km from the South to the North of Portugal on a journey to explore the necessary responses required to establish effective climate mitigation and adaptation in Portugal.  Ensuring that Portugal is a leader and focal point for climate solutions within Europe.

We will visit active ecocide sites, connect communities and gather the positive stories of change in Portugal. We will collect both hard and soft data during the walk to contribute to the campaign to ratify Ecocide in Portugal and establish Portugal as a water protector. 

Our previous One Love One Step Walks across Europe and the Caribbean have successfully demonstrated the power of putting one’s feet on the Earth – or walking with intention.

 

We have changed the law on Single use plastic in Jamaica and contributed to new marine protected laws across the Caribbean.

This is not a walk about consciousness raising, but a journey to ignite discussion and capture the challenges and real life solutions that communities are managing in Portugal today.