”After the past pandemic, there is a huge pandemic on a global scale, which is climate change, which continues to have to be fought. This pandemic can only be won or lost in the cities because it is in the cities that 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are concentrated”, he stressed.
António Costa, who was speaking at the ceremony to launch the international public tender for the design of the new bridge, exclusive to the metro, which was held at the Crystal Palace Gardens in Porto, considered it necessary to “start building for the tomorrow of the Portuguese”.
“Because there is a tomorrow, there is an after Covid-19,” he stressed.
According to the Prime Minister, in that “tomorrow” there will continue to be “an enormous pandemic on a global scale” - climate change -, which can only be “won or lost” in cities.
As for the pandemic of the new coronavirus, the head of the Portuguese Government alluded to the beginning of the easing of lockdown.
“We have started with the first step, the first phase of a new easing of lockdown after a terrible third wave, but Covid-19 is not gone,” he warned.