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4 Jun 2024
Signing of the Joint Declaration of Energy Sector Associations

On 29 May, a public ceremony was held to sign a Joint Declaration regarding the World Energy Day 2024, an initiative of the Portuguese Energy Association (APE) and signed by 21 associations in the energy sector. The ceremony took place in the Luís de Freitas Branco Room at the Belém Cultural Centre.

José Luís da Cruz Vilaça, managing partner of CVA and chairman of the board of the Portuguese Energy Law Association (APDEN), one of the associations that signed the Joint Declaration, took part in this civic intervention event.

The Joint Declaration states that 'the Energy Transition is an indispensable contribution to decarbonisation and thus essential to achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and subsequent COPs’ and that ‘the Portuguese energy matrix, which still has a high share of imported fossil fuels, has a high potential for decarbonisation and reducing external dependence, thanks to the use of endogenous renewable resources, the development of circular economy measures and measures to increase efficiency’.

The signatories believe that the energy transition should be 'a participatory and transparent process’ and should be ‘fair, equitable and inclusive for all parties involved, taking into account the problem of energy poverty’.

Signing of the Joint Declaration of Energy Sector Associations
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