Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (APA/ARHC)

APA/ARHC is the Portuguese Environment Agency whose mission is the integrated management of environmental and sustainability policies in Portugal. By liaising both with other sectoral policies and with a wide range of partners, APA/ARHC works on issues such as Climate Change, Water and the Coast – in this case with deconcentrated management in Portugal’s five hydrographic regions – as well as Waste, Air, Noise, Radiological Emergencies, Environmental Impact Assessment, Circular Economy and Environmental Education.

The APA has monitoring, planning and evaluation, licensing and inspection competences, and is therefore the main environmental regulator in Portugal. In A-AAGORA, APA/ARHC will provide relevant data to achieve the goals of the Demo-PT.