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.

22 April 2022

Meet the man who ditched his car to paddle-board his way to work

People are coming up with creative ideas to replace their cars for less-polluting alternatives. A businessman in Gloucester, the UK, has chosen to commute with a […]
20 April 2022

Former coal mining region in France now offers unique natural attractions

Located in the North of France, the Nord-Pas de Calais mining basin is a cultural landscape, extending over nearly 4,000 hectares, rich in technical and architectural […]
20 April 2022

Indonesia is moving its capital city to the Borneo jungle

Jakarta, the current capital of Indonesia, is one of the fastest sinking cities in the world, being at risk of disappearing due to sea-level rise and […]
19 April 2022

The best connected cities in the world

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, there was a shortage of masks, gloves and other lifesaving equipment, all of which was exacerbated by severe […]
11 April 2022

How to make Sustainable Products the norm within the EU?

On Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission released a document on how to make sustainable products the norm, which falls within the wider initiative aimed at […]
6 April 2022

Will your city be the capital of smart tourism in 2023?

Cities across Europe are competing for recognition for their outstanding achievements as tourism destinations.  1. European Capital of Smart Tourism The European Commission’s initiative dubbed European […]
5 April 2022

EU is looking for the 2023 European Destination of Excellency

The European Commission has launched the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2023 competition. This initiative rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism and green transition practices […]
4 April 2022

Cars could be an urban design flaw regardless of their energy source

Worried about climate change, as well as the quality of life of their inhabitants, cities have been implementing car free zones, especially in the centres. Although […]
4 April 2022

EU to do ‘whatever it takes’ to build back solar energy manufacturing

More solar panels need to be built in Europe to reduce dependency on Russian gas, says the EU. Last Thursday, EU’s energy commissioner Kadri Simson said […]
1 April 2022

Ljubljana’s historic centre has been a car free paradise for over a decade

In an effort to reduce emissions, as well as to provide a safer and more pleasant environment for inhabitants and tourists alike, cities around the world […]
31 March 2022

EU takes one more step towards making sustainable products the norm

Yesterday, the European Commission presented its proposal on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), an important step forward in ensuring all products placed on the EU market […]
30 March 2022

Would you like to live in a 15-minute city?

Anne Hidalgo was re-elected mayor of Paris under the innovative banner of the “15-minute city,” which she herself defined as the “Big Bang” of proximity. “It […]
25 March 2022

Singapore wants all its hotels to be carbon neutral by 2050

In line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have just announced the launch of the Hotel […]
24 March 2022

Japan is building a smart futuristic city powered by hydrogen

Japan is building a hydrogen-powered city that will serve as a prototype for sustainable cities in the future. The project was developed to enable residents and […]
21 March 2022

Svilengrad to become the first Bulgarian zero waste city by 2025

The city of Svilengrad, Bulgaria, has signed the Zero Waste Cities Certification Agreement, becoming the first Bulgarian Zero Waste Candidate City. Led by the city mayor, […]
21 March 2022

Belgium introduces stricter regulations for e-scooters

In a recent meeting between the federal minister of mobility Georges Gilkinet, Brussels minister Elke Van den Brandt, Flemish minister Lydia Peeters and Walloon minister Valérie […]
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