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As Perspetivas de Cooperação Económica entre Portugal e a China

In this article, Fernanda Ilhéu (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa) analyses the Luso-Chines economic relationship up until the “Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation” (Beijing, April 25th-27th of 2019), also commenting the expected added value for both Portugal and China from the forum on.

Qualidade da Justiça na Guiné-Bissau. Avaliação e recomendações.

This chapter was drafted based on the ideas and preparatory texts from a report for the UNDP in 2015 on the quality of justice in Guinea-Bissau. This update sought, through fieldwork with magistrates and judicial officials, to understand whether or not the instability that the country experienced between 2015 and 2019 allowed for any improvements in the quality of justice in Guinea-Bissau. It also included data collected by projects after 2015 on the population’s relationship with justice in general. At the same time, the option of not dealing with traditional justice was maintained, focusing only on the state justice system.

Acesso a Justiça, Direitos e Prisões na Guiné – Bissau. Dados e Perceções 2010-2018

This text aims to contribute to the understanding of the evolution of access to justice by the population in Guinea-Bissau over the last 18 years of the 21st century, based on existing documents, data collected by the Rights Observatory, the Justice Support Centres (CAJ) and surveys, projects and studies that collect data on this issue, even though it is not their main focus.

Violência e Morte na poesia de José Craveirinha

In this second article of the journal “Do Colonialismo ao Patriarcado”, Ana Mafalda Leite (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa) studies the representation of elements related to violence and death in José Craveirinha’s poetry.

Resenha De Janela Para O Índico. Poesia Incompleta (1984-2019), De Ana Mafalda Leite

Janela para o Índico. Poesia Incompleta (1984-2019) is the most recent poetic anthology by Ana Mafalda Leite, published in Portugal by the Cape Verdean/Portuguese publisher Rosa de Porcelana. We cannot fail to point out that the book appeared on the publishing scene in 2020, that is, in the year dramatically marked by the global pandemic of the new coronavirus, so the window mentioned in the title acquired an even more suggestive sense of freedom and openness.

Tackling Food Insecurity in Cabo Verde Islands: The Nutritional, Agricultural and Environmental Values of the Legume Species

Legume species are important food sources to reduce hunger and deal with malnutrition; they also play a crucial role in sustainable agriculture in the tropical dry islands of Cabo Verde. To improve the knowledge of the heritage of plant genetic resources in this Middle Income Country, this study had three main goals: (i) to provide a checklist of food legumes; (ii) to investigate which species are traded in local markets and, based on field surveys, to compare species for their chemical, phenolic, antioxidant, and nutritional composition; and (iii) to discuss the agronomic value and contribution to food security in this archipelago. Our results revealed that 15 species are used as food and 5 of them are locally traded (Cajanus cajanLablab purpureusPhaseolus lunatusPhaseolus vulgaris, and Vigna unguiculata). The role of these species as sources of important minerals, antioxidants, and nutritional components for food security is highlighted, and the native ones (Lablab purpureus and Vigna unguiculata) stand-out as particularly well-adapted to the climate of these islands, which are already experiencing the adverse effects of climate change. We conclude that the sustainable use of these genetic resources can contribute to the reduction of hunger and poverty, thus meeting some challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Exploring the Role of Norms and Habit in Explaining Pro-Environmental Behavior Intentions in Situations of Use Robots and AI Agents as Providers in Tourism Sector

In a pandemic situation, with climate change around the world, studies analyzing changes in travel patterns are welcome. This study combines three theories to propose a model on pro-environmental behavior intentions, namely, the theory of planned behavior, value–belief–norm theory and habit theory. This study aims to examine the role of social norms, personal norms and habit strength to explain pro-environmental behavior intentions. The authors collected 316 usable questionnaires from tourists in the well-known touristic Belem location in Lisbon. Personal norms were revealed to have the strongest association with pro-environmental behavior intentions, followed by habit strength. The study also identified different broad challenges to encouraging sustainable behaviors and use these to develop novel theoretical propositions and directions for future research. Finally, the authors outlined how practitioners aiming to encourage sustainable consumer behaviors can use this framework to achieve better results.

Challenges of a small insular developing state: Cape Verde

The aim of the current study is to make the diagnosis of tourism in Cape Verde and point out major challenges to sustainable development in Cape Verde. To carry out this purpose, we conducted 19 in depth interviews (22 April and 3 July 2019) with managers of different sector in Cape Verde. This number of interviews allow us to achieve the saturation. Cape Verde authorities should be aware that islands have lack of lodgings and infrastructures, small diversification of tourism products, high costs of water, energy, communications, and infrastructures as well as a limited quality of vocational training.

Exploring emotional states and surprising consumption as drivers of engagement at music festivals

The aim of the current study is to explore the relationship between visitors’ emotional states and surprise consumption with visitors’ engagement at festivals in Portugal. A sample of usable questionnaires allowed us to understand that surprising consumption and arousal are very important drivers to engage visitors to music festivals. The article also provides managerial implications, limitations and further research.

Effect of Battery Electric Vehicles on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 29 European Union Countries

This analysis explored the effect of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in a panel of twenty-nine countries from the European Union (EU) from 2010 to 2020. The method of moments quantile regression (MM-QR) was used, and the ordinary least squares with fixed effects (OLSfe) was used to verify the robustness of the results. The MM-QR support that in all three quantiles, economic growth causes a positive impact on GHGs. In the 50th and 75th quantiles, energy consumption causes a positive effect on GHGs. BEVs in the 25th, 50th, and 75th quantiles have a negative impact on GHGs. The OLSfe reveals that economic growth has a negative effect on GHGs, which contradicts the results from MM-QR. Energy consumption positively impacts GHGs. BEVs negatively impacts GHGs. Although the EU has supported a more sustainable transport system, accelerating the adoption of BEVs still requires effective political planning to achieve net-zero emissions. Thus, BEVs are an important technology to reduce GHGs to achieve the EU targets of decarbonising the energy sector. This research topic can open policy discussion between industry, government, and researchers, towards ensuring that BEVs provide a climate change mitigation pathway in the EU region.

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