By Nuno Cunha Rodrigues, University of Lisbon
*The following text corresponds to the Keynote speech presented at the EU Public Procurement High-Level Conference
The world is at a tipping point.
Last year we were suddenly faced with a pandemic that no one expected. Suddenly, the world froze.
One of the surprising effects of the pandemic was that, in some places, nature recaptured cities and the pollution incredibly slowed down.
At that moment, many realized what some had already understood: we can still revert climate change and the negative human’s impact in nature [...]