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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-10-23

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  • [01] MCCI declaration signed

  • [01] MCCI declaration signed

    ANA-MPa/The Declaration on the "Initiative on climatic change in the Mediterranean" was signed on Friday afternoon, a text that binds the signatory countries to take action and measures to handle climatic change.

    The Declaration was signed by the representatives of the countries partricipating, the first being the prime ministers of Greece, Turkey, Malta and the Palestinian Authority.

    Responding to the question "what the Initiative means" tabled by the coordinator of the "Table of prime ministers" Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute of Columbia University, Prime Minister George Papandreou said after the signing of the declaration: "Our impressive participation here, proves that we realise the threat from the repercussions of climatic changes, for culture, the economy, security, the quality of our life but, mainly it proves the common will, despite the differences and the conflicts, because climatic change threatens the survival of all of us."

    Papandreou added that the threats also produce opportunities and the opportunity in Greece is called "green growth," clarifying that "green growth will provide the vehicle for us to win the struggle of competitiveness, which is Greece's number one problem."

    It is the opportunity for sustainable growth, for different tourism, different, more qualitative, agriculture, for the proper management of water resources, he also noted.

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