Tag: climate change

Expect a hotter than average Summer in Greece

Expect a hotter than average Summer in Greece

In an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Professor of Physics at the University of Patras, Athanasios Argyriou, stated that the recent spate of unsettled weather in Greece is the result of atmospheric…

European Emergency Number

Greece finally operates European Emergency Number

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the European Emergency number 112 will be operational from 1 January 2020. 112 is the emergency number in all 28 EU member states, as well…

Finance Ministry

Greek government against implementing ‘green’ tax

A Finance Ministry official on Monday confirmed that the Government was against ‘green’ tax on air and sea transport. Proposals for the tax were put forward in the context of climate change…

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The ‘Green’ Patriarch also presses on climate change

The Orthodox Christian world’s Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew, also known as the Green Patriarch, urged global leaders to reach climate change targets of the Paris Agreement, on the occasion of the UN Summit…

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Mitsotakis talks Cyprus issue with UN Secretary General

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, on the sidelines of the annual summit of the international organisation in New York. Both leaders discussed the…

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek PM to make presentation at UN Special Climate Conference

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will make a presentation today, Monday, at the UN Special Climate Conference concerning the risks posed by climate change to world cultural heritage, at the level of…

grape harvest greece

Grape harvest falls 30% in Greece due to Climate Change

Climate change is one of the key controlling factors in grape and wine production, affecting the suitability of certain grape varieties to a particular region as well as the type and quality…

Billion euro energy grid to power up Crete and Peloponnese 15

Billion euro energy grid to power up Crete and Peloponnese

Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis said that a central power grid and an electricity interconnection between Crete and Peloponnese is about to begin and is expected to be completed in…

The Med is at risk: WWF director 17

The Med is at risk: WWF director

Speaking to Greek news agency ANA, the WWF’s director for the Mediterranean, Paolo Lombardi, warned of the environmental risks facing the Mediterranean. “The Mediterranean is in a state of high risk…the region has…