The project “Learn-Participate-Protect the environment”, operated by iSea, is implemented in partnership with the Green Tank, under the Active citizen fund programme. The primary goal of the project is to promote, strengthen and safeguard the participation of citizens in processes related to the creation and implementation of environmental policies in Greece, with particular emphasis on three topics: the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution. The project includes two cycles of informational and training activities consisting of webinars and live seminars during the academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. As part of the first cycle of activities, a series of introductory webinars was held in order to inform the target groups about each of the three environmental topics of the project.
On November 23, 2021, the first webinar on “Climate Change: Science and Data” was delivered by Nikos Mantzaris. Starting from the basic facts and figures about climate change, he went on with data on the biggest emitters globally, with emphasis on the performance of the European Union, as well as the position of Greece within it. He then presented the most important scientific data, as showcased by influential reports of leading international committees and bodies, and concluded with the actions of the international community to tackle climate change and the milestones of this effort.
* The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a €12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.