Halkidiki 10 July 2019 – The climate crisis is here

On Wednesday July 10, 2019 an extreme weather event struck the region of Halkidiki in northern Greece. It resulted tragically in the death of 7 and the injury of several individuals, as well as many damages. Extreme weather events hit also other parts of the country, where mostly damages to crops were recorded.

On the tragic occasion of the events in Halkidiki, the Green Tank commented to media on how extreme weather events will become more intense and common due to the climate crisis. The Green Tank emphasized the urgent need to phase out coal and committing to becoming carbon neutral. The Green Tank also offered insights on nature-based climate solutions that can support both mitigation of the climate crisis and adaptation to the new climate crisis.


  1. Ioli Christopoulou was invited to discuss the recent events on the morning TV show of ERT “Proini Vardia” on July 12, 2019.

You can see the corresponding part here (in Greek):

2. Nikos Mantzaris provided his comments on the TV show of ERT 1 “Apeutheias” on July 12, 2019.

You can see the corresponding part here (in Greek):

3. Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou in which an urgent call to move beyond coal and carbon was made. In addition, the article notes the importance of nature-based climate solutions both for mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis.

The article title “How do we avoid the worse?” was published in Greek in TA NEA on July 12, 2019.

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