The chairman of the PRR Monitoring Committee revealed that he believes that data and information will change the relationship between the Portuguese and nature, oceans, forests and territories.
PRR-Rehabilitation and Recovery Program Supervisory Committee Chairman Antonio Costa Silva warned on Thursday that Portugal’s current “predatory relationship” with the seas and territories and the urgent need for change in order to survive.
In the debate on the “Role of European Recovery and Cohesion Policy”, and within the framework of the European Union Council (EU) President Portugal, Costa Silva recalled that cities bear the greatest responsibility for environmental Shift to internal “qualified people” to promote a decade of economic change designed and supported by PRR to reduce environmental impact and increase digitization.
The manager acknowledged that this transition is “very relevant” but “difficult” to achieve, and argued that “mobilizing people” and “showing the importance of science” are imminent, and revealed that he believes that data and information will change this relationship between Portuguese people. Nature, ocean, forest and territory.
“This is the key,” said António Costa Silva, who cited the consequences of the Portuguese’s current “predatory relationship” with the territory. He said that changes are urgently needed for the residents’ own survival. This kind of relationship, but full of confidence in its existence. Understand what the earth is going through.
“The pandemic crisis shows that the country can mobilize what I call the country’s’cognitive infrastructure’, which is the amount of knowledge. We have seen this in health science,” he said, arguing that it also needs to be derived from different sources. Scientists, companies and innovations in the field mobilize them to deal with the important challenges facing the country.
“In terms of innovation, we cannot ignore Portugal. We are creative in terms of creativity. Our problem is to bring ideas into the economy and create companies and companies with global influence. This is our problem!”, he said, and Pointed out that in the 2020 European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS 2020), Portugal rose by 6 places, leaving the “medium innovation” group, entering the “strong innovation” group, and tied with Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Ireland in this group, France and Estonia .
The manager also mentioned a study by Harvard University that counted 40 new products created in Portugal from 2002 to 2017, some of which have valuable information technology (“IT value”), but acknowledged the existence of ” “Problems” bring innovation to entrepreneurs and “make things happen”.
He also highlighted the 40,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that invested in innovation and technology development last year, considering that this is “something that is happening and will bring new solutions”, such as bioenergy or bioeconomy.
“If they find these solutions, they can build them on a global scale. This is my position,” he said, adding that Portuguese companies, “if they have good ideas, if they get support, funding, change Thinking paradigm and improve management quality”, he thinks this is very important. On the basis of what he calls “digital nomads”, it is possible to have a kind of micro multinational company, that is, a company operating in Portugal [nômades digitais], And allow qualified personnel to use electronic platforms to work in the country.
Antonio Costa Silva also praised the behavior of the new generation, saying that they are more environmentally conscious, prefer to share cars instead of owning cars, and emphasize the need to develop smart cities that allow this sharing and clean technology.
The head of the PRR Monitoring Committee also recalled that cities accounted for 2% of the earth’s surface, but more than 55% of the world’s population lives in cities, which bear 75% of energy consumption and 85% of carbon dioxide emissions and carbon emissions.