The Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of Greece, Christos Stylianidis, expressed Greece's support for the initiative of the Republic of Cyprus for coordination of actions, in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, for Climate Change, emphasizing that we have now passed the is not on our side.
Speaking at the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the Initiative of the Republic of Cyprus, which took place on Tuesday in Limassol, Mr. Stylianidis said that it is an “excellent initiative by the Cypriot Government to coordinate here, in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Middle East to reduce the effects of climate change. “
He stressed that “the common goal is how to prevent the major effects of the Climate Crisis”, saying that it is no coincidence that the Prime Minister of Greece established the new Ministry of Climate Crisis, since, as he indicated, “we left Climate Change and went to the Climate Crisis.”
“That's why we have to run. The climate crisis is running dizzyingly ahead of us. “The phenomena we are experiencing – and in the last few days in Athens we have experienced a similar phenomenon again – show that our preparations have been left behind”, said Christos Stylianidis and stressed that the Cyprus initiative is “an excellent start”.
“Greece will definitely support it and we believe that based on the immediate plan and all scientific initiatives, we will all be able together in the European context, but also in combination with the cooperation and synergies of all countries in the region, at least to to mitigate the effects and to adapt ourselves, all the countries of the region, to the new hard data “, he added.
At the beginning of his statement, the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of Greece expressed his condolences for the death of the Minister of Labor Zeta Aimilianidou, saying that “he was a colleague when we were together in the Council of Ministers and honestly, a man left with a great offer . I think words are superfluous “.
A country alone does not make a difference, so it needs regional and international cooperation in global problems, said the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Costas Kadis.
Cyprus, he said, is particularly pleased to host the 2nd Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, noting that there is representation from almost all 18 participating countries.
Recalling that its initiative President Anastasiadis is to bring together the countries of the region, to work together to address our common problem, Mr. Kadis pointed out that “a country alone can not make a difference. “Global problems such as climate change require regional and international cooperation.”
In addition, he continued, another important feature of the proposal is that it is based on cooperation with the scientific community.
“That is, the action plan that we are ready to formulate at this meeting, to approve the “October by the leaders of the countries, is based on the scientific knowledge that has been produced by more than 240 scientists who have worked for this initiative”, he added.
Finally, he stated that flattering comments were heard from the observers of other countries that participated in the Summit and expressed the appreciation that the proposal of the Republic of Cyprus “has all the prospects to succeed and gain recognition if you want Cyprus in the international arena”. & nbsp; & nbsp;
In addition, in his statements, the Mayor of Limassol, Nikos Nikolaidis, expressed his joy that Limassol is hosting this important Summit and assured that Limassol “will do its part, in the national, Cypriot and global effort to reduce Climate Change and its effects. “
” We are here to declare that we are ready to participate with our own role, as Local “Local government, as a city, especially within the framework of the program of 100 climate-neutral and smart cities”, said Mr. Nikolaidis, recalling the choice of Limassol in the Cities Mission program, which aims to transform 100 European cities into climate-neutral and smart cities by in 2030.