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Mitsotakis: U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement an Extremely Unpleasant Development

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated on Friday that the climate change is a crucial international matter that affects everyone. He said that it is not a conspiracy theory and is not linked with the economic competition. The climate, he...

C40 Mayors Summit: Athens, Mexico City, Madrid, Paris Pledge to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

According to the BBC, the mayors of Athens, Mexico City, Madrid and Paris made a pledge to ban diesel vehicles by 2025. The news source reported that the agreement between the mayors took place on Friday at the C40 Mayors Summit...

Greek Parliament Lit With Green Lights to Symbolize Paris Climate Change Agreement

Greece's parliament has literally turned green to celebrate the entry into the UN Paris Agreement on climate change as of Friday and Saturday. The entire building is lit with green floodlights as of yesterday night and will be lit again tonight. The...

ND Leader Mitsotakis: 'There Has to Be a Political Reply to Climate Change'

Greece has to draw up its own plan for facing climate change and reducing emissions, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, calling for an "aggressive policy that will contribute to renewable energy sources." "Our stance cannot...

Tsipras Meets Erdogan in Paris

  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a brief meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris, on Monday. According to a prime minister's office announcement, the two leaders said that the...

Thousands March Through Athens to Demand Effective Policies on Climate Change

Thousands of Athenians marched in the Greek capital on Sunday to join efforts with millions of people around the world who want to pressure politicians to come to a legally binding agreement at the Paris Climate Conference which will...

Athens International Airport to Participate in Earth Hour

Athens International Airport is going to participate in this year’s Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, turning off its lights and shutting down one of is two corridors from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Moreover, during Earth Hour 2015, the establishment...

Naomi Klein Talks About Meeting with Alexis Tsipras in Athens

Naomi Klein's book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate” is expected to hit US bookstores tomorrow. In excerpts published in NATION magazine, the Canadian writer talked about a meeting she had with Alexis Tsipras in Athens. “At the time, Tsipras’...

Climate Change Will Alter Weather Conditions in Athens

Life in Greek and Mediterranean cities in general will become more difficult in the future, in terms of weather conditions. High temperatures, low levels of rainfall, frequent extreme weather phenomena, fires and the continuous rising of  sea level, are some...

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Agreement on the Protection of Mediterranean

Greece, Cyprus and Israel, preparing for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean Sea, on Tuesday signed an agreement for the protection of the environment from possible oil pollution. Environment ministers from the three countries agreed to move ahead as soon as possible on...