Strong commitment to sustainable development

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United Nations Agenda 2030

An ambitious plan for more sustainable and inclusive tourism

Portugal's strategic priorities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Performance in achieving sustainable development goals

SDG Indez Score

SDG Indez Ranking

#27 / 165 countries

Sustainable Development Report 2021

Average Performance by SDG

Source: Sustainable Development Report – SDG Dashboard

Goal achieved

Proportion of renewable energy in gross final consumption of energy


30,6 %
Above the European average


31,0 %


47,0 %
Contribution of renewable resources in electricity generation


55,0 %
+4.2 p.p than in 2018

Portugal has the second largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the world.

Energy intensity of the economy in primary energy (tep/€ million)

Source: INE, I.P

in the World to commit to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

in the European Union that produces the most electricity from renewable sources


among 61 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index 2020
Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute e Climate Action Network


among 180 countries in the index of Environmental Performance 2020

Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute



European Green Capital 2020
The city that has evolved the most in all environmental parameters

Portugal – Raising sustainability standards as a tourist destination

The Azores

The first archipelago in the world to achieve international certification as a sustainable
destination by an entity accredited by the Global Council for Sustainable Tourism.

Going for gold certification as a sustainable tourism destination in 2024.

Almost 25% of the territory of the archipelago is classified as a Protected Area, managed by the Natural Parks on each island.

Leading the tourism of the future

Sustainability as a strategic pillar
Targets for 2027

Economic sustainability

Social sustainability

Environmental sustainability

Turismo +Sustentável 20-23 Plan

Axis 1

Structure a more sustainable offer

Axis 2

Qualify the agents of the sector

Axis 3

Promote Portugal as a sustainable destination

Axis 4

Monitor the sector’s sustainability metrics

Aiming to create a sustainable business?

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