On Thursday, April 9, 2020, the Green Tank participated in a teleconference organized by the Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Hatzidakis, along with 19 other environmental non-governmental organizations. The discussion was on the bill “Modernization of environmental legislation”.
In a joint letter, 23 environmental NGOs urge the Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, to assess the special circumstances around us and postpone the submission of the draft law “Modernization of Environmental Legislation” to Parliament until it can fully perform its legislative work.
There is no doubt that the crisis created by the corona virus demands our attention and top place in the news. Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the worrying and long-term consequences of the new bill proposed by the Ministry of Environment and Energy if it goes forward as submitted in the public consultation.
Announcement with the main points of the Green Tank’s submission to the public consultation on the draft law “Modernization of Environmental Legislation” of the Ministry of Environment by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, which was completed yesterday.
On March 13, 2020, the Green Tank participated in the public consultation on the draft law of the Ministry of Environment and Energy titled “Modernization of Environmental Legislation”.
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.
Opinion piece by Ioli Christopoulou on the upcoming legal proposal by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, which among other issues will include provisions for a new framework on the management bodies of Greece’s protected areas.
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
PORTO LAGOS – The University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Green Tank, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Managing Body of Nestos Delta-Vistonida-Ismarida and Thasos (MB) organised a workshop for the pilot application of a methodology for assessing the governance of protected areas.
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.