The 1st LIFE-IP AdaptInGR Info-Day was successfully held on 23 September 2021. The online event entitled “Climate Change Adaptation at the Region of Western Greece” was hosted by the Region of Western Greece.
The Info-Day was opened by the governor of the Region of Western Greece, Mr. Nektarios Farmakis, the Secretary-General of Natural Environment & Water at the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Prof. Konstantinos Aravosis, and the governor of Western Macedonia, Mr. George Kasapidis, on behalf of EN.P.E. and the Mayor of Agrinio, Mr. George Papanastasiou, on behalf of K.E.D.E.
Distinguished experts made excellent presentations covering various aspects of climate change adaptation, while lead members of the Regional Adaptation Strategy of Western Greece presented its key points. The topics, covered and discussed among others, were:
- The impacts of climate change in the Region of Western Greece.
- The regional adaptation strategy of the Region of Western Greece.
- Extreme weather events and climate change.
- Climate change and public health.
- Adaptation of residences in new climate conditions.
- Citizens’ contribution to climate change adaptation.
In the evening session, the president of Elliniki Etairia, Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, Mr. Costas Carras welcomed the participants who watched the short movie that won the Special Award of the 1st LIFE-IP AdaptInGR national school competition and the movie “Forms of Life, Forms of Breath” by V. Efthimiou. An interesting discussion followed with the contribution of the directors and academic representatives.
The presentations of the Info-Day can be found in the official LIFE-IP AdaptInGR project website under section Library – Presentations and the recording of the event on the project’s YouTube channel.
The Info-day was organized by the Association of Greek Regions (U.G.R), the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (K.Ε.D.Ε.), Elliniki Etairia, Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ΕLLΕΤ) and the Region of Western Greece (R.W.G.)