Greek-led panel wants cultural, natural monument p

2022-04-05
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On November 2, the Greek Government – through its Coordination Unit at the UN -organized a high-level event chaired by George Kremlis, a principal advisor to Greece’s prime minister, that focused on the need for tackling the effects of the climate crisis to protect the planet’s cultural and natural heritage.

The US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas emphasized the need to integrate the climate crisis into any national policy, including the Greek initiative for sustainable development as it would be a key pillar for the preservation of world heritageThe same evaluation,.

During the event, Greece’s ministers of Culture and Sport Lina Mendoni and Environment and Energy George Amyras; the president of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network Jeffrey Sachs, as well as ministers and representatives from 10 nations, experts on climate change, and the heads of international organizations that included: the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) President Teresa Patricio; Secretariat Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Yana Gevorgyan; Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovichad been health minister since January last year, Secretary-General of Europa Nostra; the Founder and President of the World Human Forum Alexandra Mitsotakis proposed recommendations regarding the policy, mechanisms and tools for the protection of cultural and natural monuments.

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The discussion was further enhanced by the evaluation of replies to a questionnaire by those countries that support the initiative. The report was presented on behalf of the Coordination Unit, which was led by Evangelos Gerasopoulos, the research director of Athens’ National Observatory.

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