Local Climate Change Roadmap
Eventos Paralelos

In parallel with the International Conference “Local Climate Change Roadmap: A Time for Mobilizing, Planning and Action” there will be two events directed at the general public. The population is invited to discover more about climate change and how each and everyone of us can contribute to solve this global problem.

The Planetasium and the Cineclima are also part of the programme of Almada’s Green Week 2009.

For more information on these events:
Sustainable Environmental Management and Planning Department
Tel. 21 272 25 10

PLANETÁSIO – The Climate Gym


This is the name of one of the parallel events organized by Almada City Council and AGENEAL that can be visited from the 28th to the 31st of May at Praça da Liberdade, in the centre of Almada.

The Planetasium will take place in a rather unique venue, a half dome structure representing the Northern Hemisphere of the Planet, where the participants will take on several challenges that combine the physical dimension of a gym with the exploration of different themes influencing global climate, such as the greenhouse effect, mobility and transports, energy consumption in our households, waste disposal, etc.

Although mainly targeting children, the Planetasium may also receive family groups who wish to have fun and at the same time learn about a theme that constitutes one of the greatest challenges of mankind in the 21st century.

The Planetasium is an innovative and unique environmental education tool that will be presented for the first time in Almada.

Planetásio (interior)



Planetasium opening times:

28th - Thursday
Official opening – 12H30
12H30 to 19H00

29th - Friday
9H30 to 19H00

30th and 31st - Weekend
11h00 to 20H00



CINECLIMA – screening of films on Climate Change

As a parallel event to the International Conference “Local Climate Change Roadmap: A Time for Mobilizing, Planning and Action”, on the evening of May 28th there will be a movie screening on Climate Change and Global Warming at the Lopes Graça Auditory in the Romeu Correia Municipal Forum.

This film session starts around 21H30 and includes documentaries, animation movies and advertising spots on these topics, seeking to inform and raise awareness to the importance of individual action in addressing this global problem.

This will be the premiere in Portugal of “The Age of Stupid” of Franny Armstrong, and also “Permafrost! Polar Science at 62ºS “, a documentary focusing on the Portuguese scientific team working in the Antarctic studying the polar frozen soil layer, the so called “permafrost”.



PDF document Complete Session Line up (21h30 - 23h30)




CineClimate – screening of films on Climate Change
Lopes Graça Auditorium, Municipal Romeu Correia Forum, Almada
Câmara Municipal de Almada e Agência Municipal de Energia de Almada
Ticket Office:
Free for Conference Participants;
50% student and senior discount.



The Age of Stupid

“The Age of Stupid” is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which will have its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and then be released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, followed by other countries.
Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the devasted world of 2055, looking back at “archive” footage from 2007 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?
With a particular and innovative fund campaign for 450.000 £, this film is totally independent.



Permafrost! Polar Science at 62ºS

A team of Portuguese Researchers of the Centre for Geographic Studies (Lisbon University) has been studying, since 1999, the so called “permafrost” in one of the less known regions of Earth – the Antarctic Sea land.

§ This 14 minute documentary, screened in an exclusive Premiere in Almada, shows the current activities and explains the necessity of knowing what is specifically happening in this part of the globe, such as Artic Region or Antarctic. Recent studies have shown that “permafrost” is a central issue in Climate System, being decisive towards carbon cycle balance and thus to the GEE´s emission. Actually, in Artic Regions, extensive areas of “permafrost” have a high rate of organic matter which, due to global warming, will defrost and is already starting to decompose. This process implies that more carbon dioxide and methane are released to the atmosphere, contributing for the further increase of Global Warming.