Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a reporter for Travel Tomorrow, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

18 January 2023

China’s population declines for the first time in 60 years

With nearly one-sixth of the world’s population, China recorded a demographic decline last year for the first time in six decades. 1. Less births, more obits […]
11 January 2023

Amazon’s eco-friendly Aware range accused of “grotesque” greenwashing

Products travelling 8,000 kilometers and wrapped in single-use plastic were spotted by a Telegraph reporter who ordered 20 items from the “Amazon Aware” range. 1. “Amazon […]
14 December 2022

Outermost regions exceptionality means solidarity

Article no. 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union grants to the Outermost Regions (ORs) a regime of exceptionality that considers their […]
6 December 2022

Wallonia to create 30 new nature reserves

On Thursday December 1st, the Walloon government in Belgium approved the creation of 30 new nature reserves and the extension of 23 existing ones, covering a […]
1 December 2022

Changing the world one bottle at a time

Not all plastics are bad. The challenge is to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics and plastic waste and ensure that it can be recycled when […]
18 November 2022

The role of ports and airports in transport’s green transition

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) has gathered experts from around the world in Lisbon to discuss the foremost challenges on the path to decarbonise transport by […]
18 November 2022

TRA 2022: New “smart” shipping containers reduce CO2 and improve logistics

Innovative shipping containers promising to be more efficient and sustainable were demonstrated at the TRA 2022, the biggest European Research and Technology Conference on transport and […]
16 November 2022

Innovative infrastructure to support transport’s green transition

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) has gathered experts from around the world in Lisbon to discuss the foremost challenges on the path to decarbonise transport by […]
15 November 2022

Is green growth an oxymoron?

In 2021, transport accounted for 37% of the total CO2 emissions produced by end‐use sectors, amounting to nearly 7.7 Giga tonnes, according to the International Energy […]
9 November 2022

Airbnb’s flexible search tools boost sustainable travel in Europe

Airbnb has released a report analysing the impact of its flexible search options in Europe, including ‘Categories’ and ‘I’m Flexible’, which the booking platform introduced over […]
9 November 2022

India’s first solar-powered village set to pay residents’ electricity bills

Modhera in Gujarat state is India’s first village to be powered by solar every day. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the cost of the […]
7 November 2022

Belgium launches platform to help boost biodiversity preservation efforts

Belgian ministers holding responsibility for the environment have launched a new platform called the Belgian Alliance for Diversity. Its goal is to increase awareness of all […]
2 November 2022

China’s trackless trams could revitalize city suburbs

China’s trackless trams could revitalize city suburbs. They’re a cross between light rail and a city bus. They run on rubber tires instead of tracks but […]
31 October 2022

Scooter drivers in Brussels now at risk of severe sanctions for careless parking

Electric scooters have become part of the urban landscape. Parked or even abandoned on the sidewalk by careless users, the scooters have been the source of […]
25 October 2022

Indonesia is paying fishermen to collect plastic waste from the ocean

Indonesia is paying fishers to collect plastic trash from the ocean. In a move that is part of the broad effort to reduce pollution, the Ministry […]
19 October 2022

How much do you care about having a sustainable Halloween?

Halloween is around the corner and a question lingers in the air: is there a way to have a good time with friends and family while […]