Speeches / Interviews

Climate Law: Preparing the Economy and Society for Change

Nikos Mantzaris participated in the online event entitled “Climate Law: Preparing the Economy and Society for Change” co-organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) and the Competitiveness Council of Greece (COMPETE · GR) on Wednesday, 9 June.

A discussion on de-lignitization and Just Transition

On June 4, 2021, Nikos Mantzaris participated in the event “Lignite Phase Out – A Policy Choice at What Cost?”, which was organized, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, as part of the Postgraduate Course “Spatial, Economic, Social and Legal Dimensions of Development and the Environment of the Mountain Areas”, of the National Technical University of Athens.

World Environment Day reflections

Interview of Ioli Christopoulou to journalists Aspasia Vouzi and Dimitris Karamaounas on ERT3’s 102fm radio station, on the occasion of the World Environment Day.

World Environment Day and priorities for nature

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.

Environmental permit terms for wind farms

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

The energy future of Western Macedonia must not rely on fossil gas

Interview of Nikos Mantzaris with Antonis Mavridis, journalist of ERT Kozani, regarding the resources of Greece’s Just Transition Development Program (PDAM), the conversion of Ptolemaida 5 until 2025, and the soundness or not of the choice to use fossil gas as the fuel for district heating in W. Macedonia.

Funding and de-lignitization in Greece

Nikos Mantzaris participated in an online discussion organized by SYRIZA -Progressive Alliance MEP Petros Kokkalis on Thursday, April 22, 2021 about the prospects in Greece’s lignite regions through the use of the resources of the EU Just Transition Mechanism as well as those of the Recovery and Resilience Fund.