Alentejo wines aiming to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Alentejo, Food and Drink · 17-07-2021 20:00:00 · 2 Comments

The Alentejo Wine Sustainability Program (PSVA) joined an international initiative to adapt to global warming and focused on the role of agricultural soils to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

In a statement, the Alentejo Regional Wine Commission (CVRA) announced the participation of its PSVA, the first in the country, to the international initiative “4 Pour 1000”, which brings together “private and public entities”, from “governments and non-profit organizations to centers of research and companies”.

The goal of this project, launched by France in 2015, is the struggle to adapt to climate change "through the exploration of the role of agricultural soils in capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, as well as a guarantee of food security".

CVRA stressed that this international group “considers that an annual increase in carbon present in soils would significantly reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, exponentially increased by human activities”.

"This conviction is in line with the work that the PSVA has been developing through the promotion of good soil management, with the incentive to implement measures with Alentejo producers, such as greening, composting or the conservation and regeneration of biodiversity”.

Joining this international initiative is, therefore, “a natural step in the direction that PSVA aims to take”, underlined the coordinator of the Alentejo Wine Sustainability Program, João Barroso.

"The values ​​and purpose of the initiative are in line with everything we stand for, namely that agriculture, and viticulture in particular, is not part of the problem, but of the solution to climate change", he argued, noting that joining the group will also allow “the sharing of even best practices to and from the members” of the PSVA.

This sustainability program within the scope of CVRA is committed to promoting more sustainable practices at an environmental, social and economic level in Alentejo's vineyards and wineries.

The “4 Pour 1000” initiative, created by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, has the support of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Federal Department of Agriculture and Food (BLE), as well as the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture.

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apparently a lot of morons don't understand CO2

By rodric reese from USA on 18-07-2021 06:24

I love wine but I hate climate change propoganda. Human activities increasing carbon dioxide?... what, like breathing?.. Don't forget what it is that plants need to grow and then repay the favour by supplying the oxygen we breathe. If anyone wants to know about dangerous levels of carbon dioxide they should look at the studies done on children wearing masks all day at school. Anti-human agenda.

By Dan from Algarve on 18-07-2021 05:35
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