13th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change

The 13th International Conference on “Energy and Climate Change” will take place at the “Kostis Palamas” building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, on 7-9 October 2020, in Athens, Greece and is set under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization and the United Nations Academic …

Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in Athens for …

17th Energy Community Ministerial Council

The 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council will take place on 13 December in Chisinau under the presidency-in-office of the Republic of Moldova of the Energy Community. The Council will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Anatol Usatîi, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova. The Energy Community is …

Temperatures in South-West Europe Could Break 48C Record This Weekend

Large parts of southern and western Europe are expected to experience high temperatures this weekend with forecasters warning that thermometers could reach up to 48C in Spain. Holidaymakers bound for the Iberian peninsula have been warned to expect extreme heat, with the chance of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in …

Plastic Killed Most Sperm Whales Found Dead in Greek Waters Since 2001

More than a third of the sperm whales found dead in the eastern Mediterranean since 2011 were killed by plastic debris, researchers from the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute in Athens found. Necropsies on nine of the 24 dead whales found in Greek waters revealed that their stomachs were filled with …