Nature conservation and climate change

On Thursday July 11, 2019, Ioli Christopoulou participated in a panel discussion organized by the Institute Π2 – Progress in Action titled “Lightning strikes in the summer: Will we stand as spectators?”

In her talk, Ioli Christopoulou emphasized the paramount importance of phasing out fossil fuels. In Greece, in particular a lignite phase out date must be set by 2030 and a plan for Greece and Europe to become carbon neutral by 2050 must be concluded. In addition, she presented how nature-based climate solutions can support both the mitigation of climate change and the adaptation to the new climate reality. The full text (in Greek) of Ioli Christopoulou’s talk is available here.

Members of the panel, which was coordinated by the Institute Π2 Director, Ioannis Konstantinidis, included also Christos Zerefos (Member of the Academy of Athens), Efthymios Lekkas (Professor of Applied Geology), Gerasimos Papadopoulos (Professor Seismology), Eftychis Sartzetakis (Professor of Environmental Economics). At the end of the discussion Antigone Lyberaki, former Member of Parliament, presented the positions of the political party Potami (The River) regarding the environment.