Ministry of Environment

The Butterfly Valley in Rhodes is shielded with a state-of-the-art smoke detection system

A quite important tool for the prevention of fires in the forests of Rhodes is the ICT system installed by Nova in the Butterfly Valley area of Rhodes, which can detect smoke, even in small quantities, within a radius of 15 kilometres!

Attica: Smart benches monitor air pollution

Aiming to measure the impact of human activities on local air quality with greater precision, a novel air quality monitoring network featuring smart benches is being developed in Attica. This innovative initiative, known as Faircity, is a collaborative effort between the National Observatory of Athens and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Bulgaria's Pavlikeni Faces Water Emergency as Sources Dwindle

Due to severe water shortages, the municipality of Pavlikeni in Bulgaria is on the verge of declaring a partial state of emergency. According to a report from BNR, half of the villages in the municipality are currently under water restrictions, with more expected to follow suit as summer progresses. The primary cause of this crisis is the depletion of local water sources.

Concrete overreach

The Environment Ministry has presented its legislative proposals for construction outside designated zoning areas to the cabinet. Although the text of the draft law has not been disclosed, there is a prevailing impression that it aims to facilitate off-plan building activity.

Mitsotakis heads to Dubai

Greece will be represented in the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Minister of Environment and Energy Theo Skylakakis, Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy and Extroversion Costas Fragogiannis and Minister of State for Environment and Energy Alexandra Sdoukou.

Chained by bureaucracy

It appears that certain individuals within the government have a penchant for causing frustration among the populace. Allow me to elucidate: A couple of years ago, as part of the "I Move Electrically" program aimed at environmental protection, an initiative was launched to grant subsidies to citizens who opted to purchase electric bicycles.

Plan unveiled for regeneration of burned forest areas in Mount Penteli

Authorities on Friday presented a plan for the restoration and recovery of forest areas on Mount Penteli that were devastated by a wildfire in July 2022. The plan was unveiled by Deputy Minister of Environment George Amyras and Mayor of Penteli Dimitra Kechagia at the local municipality.