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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The visible effects of the current climate and biodiversity crisis aren’t triggering enough response at a European level, considering its gravity and importance. Gearing up for the consequences of climate change and coming up with solutions is essential, so on this event we will explore current and future regional adaptation plans and draw examples from Macedonia and Greece.


In 2022-23, The Green European Foundation with the support of the Green Institute Greece is implementing the project “Regional Adaptations to Climate Change”. The project aims to explore Adaptation plans for four Regions in Greece (North Aegean, Thessaly, Central Macedonia, and Peloponnese) in relation to their existing Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plans (PESPKA).

During the next four months, the events will focus on one region at a time, with recommendations on how to improve adaptation plans in the region and share best practices for other European countries facing similar climate impacts.


5:15-5:30 Arrival
5:30 Opening Chair: Philippos Ganoulis, researcher, partner of the Green Institute, Argyris Ginoudis, partner of the Green Institute
5:30-6:00 Greetings
6:00-6:20 Ilias Gianniris, President of the Green Institute, Conclusions from the Green Institute’s investigations on resilience and adaptation to climate change
6:20- 6:40 Stavros Solomos, Researcher, Atmospheric Physics and Climatology Research Center of the Academy of Athens, Assessment of Expected Climate Changes in Central Macedonia
6:40- 7:00 Panagiotis Panagos, Research Officer at the European Commission, The soil and its value for adaptation to climate change in relation to the Central Macedonian PESSPKA
7:00-7:20 Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, Professor, AUTH, Department of Chemical Engineering – Environmental Engineering, Preparedness of organizations and citizens for Adaptation to Climate Change – Forecasts of the PeSPKA of Central Macedonia
7:20- 7:40 Philippos Ganoulis, researcher, Positive and weak points of the PeSPKA of Central Macedonia
7:40-8:00 questions
8:00-8:10 break
8:10- 8:50 Round table with the participation of the speakers. Coordination: Xenofon Zisis, Evaluation of the Central Macedonia PESPKA.- proposals- implementation measures- Revision
8:50-9:00 Ilias Gianniris, president of the Green Institute: The next steps.


Location: Hall of the Directorate of Urban Planning and Architectural Studies
of the Municipality of Thessaloniki

Date and Time:  5th December 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm CET

Audience: This event is open to the general public, hybrid

Participation: This event will be livestreamed via Zoom

Meeting ID: 863 4813 8848

Language:  This event will be in Greek language


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Greek Green Institute and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.


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