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Peloponnese Tourism Body Protests Against Wind Farm Plan on Mt Menalon

Tourism professionals in the Peloponnese are angry over a decision to create a wind farm on Mt Menalon in Arcadia.

Aviation Industry Welcomes EU’s Smart Mobility Plan

Aviation bodies in Europe have welcomed the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, which promotes EU's green and digital transformation.

EU Presents Green, Smart and Affordable Mobility Plan

The European Commission has presented a plan for green, smart and affordable mobility, aiming to cut emissions by 90% by 2050.

IATA Calls on Governments to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel

IATA is calling on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel as a critical step to cut net emissions.

Report: Over 200,000 Tonnes of Plastic Leak into the Med Every Year

Over 200,000 tonnes of plastic are leaking into the Mediterranean sea every year, a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature found.

Greece to Ban Single-use Plastics by 2021

The Greek Environment Ministry has tabled a bill in parliament which - once passed - will ban the use of single-use plastics by July 2021.

Environment Ministry Invites Ideas for a ‘Greece Without Single-use Plastics’

The Greek Environment Ministry is inviting citizens and enterprises to submit proposals for a “Greece without single-use plastics”.

Climate Change Expected to Take Toll on Greece’s Sandy Beaches

Many of Greece’s sandy beaches stand to disappear by 2050 together with beaches in Australia, Congo and Pakistan, according to a study by the European Commission's Joint Research Center.

Costa Nostrum, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Join Forces for Sustainable Tourism

The Costa Nostrum organization and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research have signed a cooperation agreement to promote sustainable tourism.

Global Initiative Prompts Tourism Sector to Unite Against Plastics

Tourism stakeholders worldwide are encouraged to join the newly launched Global Tourism Plastics Initiative aimed at addressing plastic pollution.

Accor Commits to Eliminate Single-use Plastics by 2022

Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items from its hotels by the end of 2022.

WWF Calls for Action to Safeguard the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea still needs protection, says WWF, calling on leaders and policymakers to take action and set achievable goals.

Creta Maris Beach Resort Introduces its Sustainability Practices to Students

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete recently introduced its sustainability practices and Zero Waste policy to 50 students from Heraklion.

Kalamaki Beach Resort’s Cleanup Event in Corinth Sees Great Turnout

The Kalamaki Beach Resort once again held a cleanup operation in Paleo Kalamaki near Corinth to raise awareness on the value of recycling.

WWF Greece: Culprits Behind Salamina Oil Spill Still Unpunished

The culprits behind a massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina, near Athens, caused by a sunken tanker two years ago, have still not faced any penalties, according to WWF Greece.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

DiCaprio’s Polluted Seabed Post Shames Andros Island

US actor Leonardo DiCaprio prompted the response of Andros Mayor Theodosis Sousoudis after posting a video of waste from the seabed of Schinias beach.

Creta Maris Holds ‘Tree Preservation Day’ Event for its Guests

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete recently held a “Tree Preservation Day” event with the participation of its guests and employees.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism: Application Deadline Extended to July 26

The application deadline for the MSc in sustainable tourism, launched by the Harokopio and Aegean universities and Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, has been extended to July 26.

Astir Odysseus Kos Resort Participates in ‘Blue Flag Mediterranean Week 2019’

The Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa participated in the “Blue Flag Mediterranean Cleanup Week 2019”, an international campaign that aims to raise awareness for the protection of the marine environment.