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NEO Event Explores Climate Change, Seeks Sustainable Solutions

Identifying sustainable solutions for growth in view of climate change was the focus of an event held in Athens by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ).

Greek Hoteliers, Environmentalists Furious Over Shady Shoreline Bill

Greece’s hoteliers and environmental groups are up in arms over a new shoreline use law, expected to have catastrophic effects on the environment and tourism, if passed.

Greece Seeks to Upgrade Coastal Shipping Fleet with Greener Technologies

Greece's government is exploring ways to replace the country’s coastal shipping fleet with hybrid, LNG and electric alternatives, through public-private partnerships.

WWF Greece Slams Shoreline Use Bill as ‘Destructive’ for Residents and Tourism

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greece warns of the “catastrophic effects” of a new shoreline use law that was recently tabled in Greek parliament.

EU Tackles Marine Pollution, Bans 10 Single-use Plastic Items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU has approved a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism Development: Deadline for Applications is April 5

Applications for the MSc in sustainable tourism development, launched by Harokopio and Aegean Universities and the Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, end on April 5.

Cyclades Trail Cup 2019 is All About Sports, Nature and Culture

Sports, nature and culture will be part of this year’s Cyclades Trail Cup (CTC), the running event that aims to promote the Greek Islands as an alternative sports tourism destination.

Marine Environment Cooperation Network Sets Out to Keep Greek Seas Clean

The newly-established Marine Environment Cooperation Network in Greece, which consists of 28 local groups and associations, is launching a plastic-free campaign as its first activity.

Kalamaki Beach Resort Holds Second Cleanup Operation in Corinth

The Kalamaki Beach Resort, located in Isthmia near Corinth, held its second cleanup operation for 2018 in the area of Paleo Kalamaki.

UNESCO Sites in Greece Among 47 in Danger Due to Rising Sea Levels

Rhodes' Medieval City, Corfu's Old Town and Delos are among 47 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean facing the threat of rising sea levels and erosion.

WWF Rings Alarm Bells Over Gas and Oil Exploration in Greece, Calls for Action

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has launched a campaign to raise awareness and support against oil and gas exploitation, which it says will have tragic repercussions.

Call for Abstracts: Int’l Conference on Environmental Science and Technology – CEST2019

The organizing committee of the 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology - CEST2019, which is to take place on Rhodes, has issued a call for abstracts.

Greece Still Slow to Achieve EU 2020 Recycling Target

Greece is among 14 EU member states at risk of missing the 2020 recycling target of 50 percent, according to a report published by the European Commission.

INSETE Handbook to Aid Greek Tourism Enterprises in Waste Management

SETE's research department INSETE has released a handbook on "Recycling and Solid Waste Management” for tourism enterprises.

Creta Maris has Sustainable Hotel Practices as Top Priority

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has released its 5th Sustainability Report, which focuses on environmental protection and the support of local communities.

Greece’s Sani Resort Says ‘No’ to Plastic Straws

True to the principles of its social responsibility program, Halkidki’s Sani Resort announced plans replace plastic straws with the biodegradable variety.

Creta Maris’ Kastri Beach Once Again Celebrates Blue Flag

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete, recently held a number of environmental activities to celebrate the “Blue Flag” quality award, which its Kastri beach received earlier this year.

TUI Honors Creta Maris for Quality and Sustainability

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has been honored as a “TUI Umwelt Champion 2018” and also received the “TUI Top Quality 2018” award by travel giant TUI.

Ten Single-use Plastics on EU Black List

In efforts to preserve waters and beaches across its territories, the European Union is aiming to cut the use of plastics with a new proposed EU-wide regulation.

Maris Hotels Joins ‘Clean Up the Med’ Campaign

Maris Hotels has joined the “Clean up the Med” campaign and recently held a cleanup operation on the beaches located in front of its three hotels on Crete and Santorini.