Mata de Sesimbra : Portugal’s first endorsed One Planet Living Community
The scheme also includes Europe’s largest-ever nature restoration scheme: work is already uinderway to return almost 5,000 hectares of surrounding land currently occupied by degraded logging plantations and quarries to native Mediterranean woodland.
A €90 million sustainable public transport network is also underway, and will eventually include providing hybrid eco-shuttles, free bicycles and car clubs.
Sales of properties will help to fund work to recover endangered species throughout Portugal.
The project is expected to create 11,000 new jobs.