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Cascais is a coastal town 30 kilometres west of Lisbon, with about 35,000 residents in the town. It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal. Cascais is also a municipality with over 180,000 inhabitants. It is located in the Estoril Coast, in Greater Lisbon subregion.

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Climate change

Cascais is a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network

Cascais, a small municipality outside Lisbon, has committed to making itself carbon neutral. As part of this effort, twenty-five municipal buildings are subject to real-time monitoring of energy flows. Cascais will also be the focus of a rigorous scientific study to examine how climate change may affect water resources, coastal zones, fisheries, agriculture, human health and impacts on tourism, energy, forestry and biodiversity. [1]

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  1. United Nations Environment Programme, June 5, 2009

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