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Climate Change, Energy and the Greek Environment
As the European Union moves forward with formulating the European Green Deal, including a 2050 decarbonisation target, related reviews, ambition increases and updates of the 2030 National energy and climate plans (NECPs) are under way in EU countries. Greece is no exception as it moves ahead with its design and implementation of corresponding policies and measures.
However, these policies must promote a “just transition” and be socially accepted in order to be effective and robust. Ideally, citizens should take part in the selection of these policies, by being informed and expressing their preferences on the available options.
The PARIS REINFORCE project, along with the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Culture and the Convergences Greece Forum, co-organised a national stakeholder workshop on climate change, energy and the national context, aiming to explore the available alternatives, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, while giving the opportunity to stakeholders from industry, government and the civil society to get informed, discuss, raise concerns and help decide the way forward.
The workshop included 3 sessions on "Business, Energy & Environment", "Sustainable Energy Planning - Technologies and Policies" and "Geothermal Energy", as well as a roundtable discussion on "Sustainable Energy Sources: Economy, Society, Environment and the case of Wind Turbines". After the latter an online voting took place in order to gather the stakeholders' perceptions on which topics they consider the most important to be further explored by PARIS REINFORCE and which factors they believe are the most impactful (either positively or negatively) towards a wide-scale deployment of renewable energy sources and the implementation of the Greek National Energy and Climate Plan.
The workshop's agenda is available in english here.
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Welcome - Introduction
1st Keynote speech
1st Session: Business, Energy & Environment
2nd Session: Sustainable Energy Planning - Technologies and Policies
2nd Keynote speech
3rd Session: Geothermal Energy
Roundtable discussion "Sustainable Energy Sources: Economy, Society, Environment and the Case of Wind Turbines"
Panayiotis Fokas - Pagoulatos - Degradation of the natural and cultural environment in the name of its protection? The problem of the placement of Wind Power Plants in protected, mountainous and island areas
The workshop's page in Greek is available here.