Nikos Mantzaris stressed the need for Just Transition, as a core component of the European Green Deal, to be a priority in the post-pandemic economic recovery plans – especially in the lignite regions.
Talk by Ioli Christopoulou titled “Protected areas as models of sustainable development: prospects and opportunities” at the SYRIZA event entitled “Governance and Eco-Development of Protected Areas (Natura 2000 sites)” on February 24, 2020.
Participation of Ioli Christopoulou in a panel discussion on the European Green Deal hosted by Matroni Dikaiakou’s “Karta Melous” (Member’s Card) show on the Hellenic Parliament’s broadcaster. The panel discussion brought to light both the ambitious objectives of the EU’s new development strategy as well as the challenges in accomplishing them, at the EU and national levels. Topics such as the decision of Greece to phase out lignite by 2028, the Just Transition Mechanism and the role of the EU funds were covered extensively
Talk by Ioli Christopoulou titled “The critical decade – Financing for a sustainable future” during the National Conference on Growth for the Partnership Agreement 2021- 2027 on Friday, January 17 2020.
Guest lecture by Ioli Christopoulou on the role of environmental NGOs in environmental governance on October 21, 2019.
Article by Ioli Christopoulou on two lignite towns, Akrini and Anargiroi, in Western Macedonia, awaiting for years to be relocated, due to the degradation caused to their land and quality of life by the lignite industry.
Nikos Mantzaris from the Green Tank participated in the TV show “Pre-election debate: Searching for answers for Greece’s tomorrow” coordinated by Matroni Dikeakou on a series of issues ahead of the upcoming national elections, such as the environment and the climate crisis, the demographic issue Greece is facing, the brain drain, the course of the economy and unemployment.
Οn the occasion of the World Environment Day, an opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the European election results, the great victory of the Greens and the question of who will bring the green wave to Greece. The article titled “Who will bring the green wave to Greece?” was published in Greek in a special feature story on the European elections by the HuffPost Greece, to which The Green Tank, Greenpeace and WWF Greece responded. It was published on June 5th,
Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou in which it is explained why the result of the EU elections and the decisions that will be taken in Brussels during the next period will determine whether Europe will contribute to reversing the ecological crisis and ensure the transition to sustainability. The article titled “Sustainable development central focus of the EU Elections” was published in Greek in capital.gr on May 23, 2019: Η βιώσιμη ανάπτυξη στο επίκεντρο των ευρωεκλογών A translation of the
An engaging talk by Ioli Christopoulou on March 18, 2019 at the Café Scientifique Athens entitled: “The path towards Sustainable Development: Policy, Challenges, Examples”.