Interview of Ioli Christopoulou on nature policy in Greece at a special podcast by Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) for the World Environment Day. The interview focused on the Green Tank’s recommendations in order to address challenges and make use of opportunities for the country’s biodiversity conservation.
In view of the World Environment Day on 5 June 2021, 31 NGOs with recognized work in the conservation of the natural environment in Greece have co-signed a joint document together with corresponding number of pictures, one per organization.
The Green Tank delivered two lectures in the six-month Social Dynamo project for the empowerment of environmental organization of the Bodossaki Foundation.
Ioli Christopoulou comments on the significance of the decision taken by the Ministry of Environment and Energy rejecting the installation of wind turbines on 14 islets in the Aegean Sea in Natura 2000 areas.
Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the importance of the Nature 2000 Committee for the Greek environmental policy and its role in giving prominence to the natural wealth of the country.
Ioli Christopoulou comments on the significance of the report by Cambridge University professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on the economics of biodiversity, and the need to redefine humanity’s relationship with nature, not on the basis of what humanity can draw from it, but on the basis of what nature can provide.
Based on an analysis of 101 environmental permits for wind farms in Greece, the Green Tank and Nature Conservation Consultants (NCC) document differentiated approaches in the permitting process and recommend the adoption of a harmonized approach across the country. The promotion of renewable energy sources (RES) is the central tool for achieving the country’s climate and energy targets. However, especially with regard to wind energy, which is considered the most mature of RES technologies, there are recognized potential impacts, especially on
Following another incident of catching, selling and displaying a Great White Shark in Greece, NGOs issue a joint call to the Ministry of Rural Development and Food on the protection of the sharks in Greece.
A fine was imposed to a TV production company for violating the environmental legislation in the protected habitats of Elafonisos, following a complaint by environmental NGOs, including the Green Tank.
The Green Tank contributed to the European Commission’s public consultation on EU biodiversity policy initiatives and nature restoration targets.