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5:15 pm - 9:10 pm

The visible effects of the current climate and biodiversity crisis should trigger a call to action to adapt to the changes that are happening in Europe! Preparing for the consequences of climate change is essential in the Central Macedonian region in Greece. Join us for the second event of the series, where we will explore current and future regional adaptation plans and their effectiveness.


The Green European Foundation with the support of the Green Institute Greece is implementing the project “Regional Adaptations to Climate Change” in 2022-23.

The aim of the project is to explore Adaptation plans of four Regions in Greece (North Aegean, Thessaly, Central Macedonia, Peloponnese), in relation to the existing Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plans for each Region (PESPKA).

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


17:15-17:30 Arrival
17:30  Opening Chair: 

Nikos Poutsiakas (member of the network of green local-governments, partner of the Green Institute)

17:30-18:00 Greetings
18:00-18:15 Ilias Gianniris (President of the Green Institute, Conclusions from the Green Institute’s investigations on resilience and adaptation to climate change)


18:15- 18:30  Stavros Solomos (Researcher 3, Atmospheric Physics and Climatology Research Center of the Academy of Athens, Assessment of Expected Climate Changes in Thessaly)
18:30- 18:45 


Panagiotis Panagos (Research Officer at the European Commission, The soil and its value for adaptation to climate change in relation to the Thessaly PESPKA)
18:45-19:00  Mylopoulos Nikitas (Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, “Water scarcity is politics: the example of Thessaly”)
19:00-19:15 pm  Antonis Skouloudis (Assistant Professor, Dept. of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Investigating the flood resilience capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises-Report on the case of Ianos in Thessaly”)
19:15-19:30  Konstantinos Vlachopoulos (Environmentalist, MSc, PhD Candidate in Population Ecology at the University of Thessaly, Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of Thessaly)


Argyropoulos Zisis (Chemist – Environmentalist “The climate future in Thessaly”)


Vouros Panagiotis (Environmentalist, The Regional Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (PESPKA) of Thessaly)
20:00-20:15  Questions




Round table with the participation of the speakers. Coordination: Nikos Poutsiakas

Evaluation of the Thessaly PeSPKA. Proposals – Implementation measures – Review. 

21:00-21:10 Closing – The next steps:

Ilias Gianniris (president of the Green Institute) 


Where: Metropol Hotel, Roosevelt 14, Larissa

Date:  15th December

Time:  5:30 pm to 9:10 pm CET

Audience: This event is open to the general public

Attendance: This event will be livestreamed via the Zoom platform (meeting ID: 841 1605 0471)

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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