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Our civilization is confronted with the challenge of rising ever higher on its development, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy their accomplishments and yet preserving our planet, respecting our environment and making better use of natural resources.

In short, we are obliged to use fewer resources while extending access to ever more goods and services with an ever increasing quality to more and more people.

I spent the past decade in the European Parliament working for my Azorean, Portuguese and European constituencies with the same passion with which I got involved in the plight for human rights and democracy in the Greater Middle East, for animal welfare and for many other causes, including sustainable development.

Having presided the “Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup” (LUFPIG), having launched a small rural development sustainable experiment, “Cerca de Marquitabela”, being involved in a great number of actions for defending biodiversity, fighting for a conservationist fisheries policy and mainly launching the Transatlantic Conferences on Renewable Energies in 2006 in Terceira Island in the Azores – gathering politicians, academics and business people from all over the World – I thought of using this experience to start a consultancy on sustainable development.

In this context and with the support of the German Marshall Fund of the United States I produced a report on the future of the CAP which I will soon provide you with. I also directed a team of people that presented a proposal for the sustainable development of the Alqueva (the most important water management scheme in the South of Portugal) and I am developing consultancy work regarding renewable energies in Europe and planning its development in the Middle East.

To study, defend and launch sustainable systems for a stricter use of our natural resources that actually provide more services of better quality to more people is the domain I intend to give my contribution to, accomplishing this through “Land and Energy Sustainable Systems LessMeansMore”.

Paulo Casaca    


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