Welcome Note

The signs that Humanity's environmental, economic and social sustainability must go hand in hand in combating the countless threats they face are increasingly evident. This collective awareness has led the world and community agendas for sustainability to become increasingly ambitious, clear and urgent.

In this cause that belongs to everyone, we embrace and face the challenges head-on, and we do so with a sense of responsibility and with the full conviction that we are on the right path to make this island territory a reference region in the field of sustainable development.

In this context, the Regional Directorate for the Environment and Climate Change, within the scope of the competences attributed to it, which pass through Nature Conservation, with the management of protected areas and species and habitats of the Natura 2000 Network, and the promotion of Environmental Quality, in the components of climate change, environmental noise, air quality and waste, it contributes to the macro objective of, taking advantage of the geostrategic position of the Azores and its wealth in terms of resources, to promote its diversity, scale and area of influence.

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Thus, we seek to reconcile different uses, activities and interests, in a context of public utility, promoting its biophysical integrity and the conservation of its natural and landscape values, and ensuring, in this small dispersed territory and limited resources, simultaneously, the quality of population life and the existence of high environmental quality standards, emphasizing sustainability and resilience.

This is our vision and it is what we strive for!