This objective is in line with the Paris Agreement, under which Portugal committed to prevent the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to make efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
This commitment to carbon neutrality reaffirms Portugal's lead position to combat climate change.
The main objective of the Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050 (RNC2050) is to identify and analyze the implications associated with technically feasible, economically viable and socially accepted alternative trajectories, thus allowing the Portuguese economy to reach the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050. Deep decarbonization of the economy requires the broad involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders, in addition to analytical skills and the appropriate tools, in order to analyze and discuss mitigation options and strategies to redefine low carbon trajectories for the economy.
RNC2050 consolidates a participatory process in order to explore vital issues specific to Portugal, thus, enabling it to reach carbon neutrality. The main objective, as previously stated.