ENVIRONMENT


Posidonia passes Bureau Veritas’ sustainability test
SHIPPING

Posidonia Exhibitions, the leading trade fair organizer in Greece, and Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, announced on Wednesday they have collaborated for Posidonia 2022 to be certified as Greece’s first sustainable event. With Bureau Veritas’ support, Posidonia 2022 has become the first maritime exhibition to receive the ISO 20121 certification. 

New taxis must be electric starting 2026
NEWS

All new taxis in Athens and Thessaloniki must be electrically powered starting on January 1, 2026, according to a new climate law that seeks to gradually abolish transportation that relies on fossil fuels. 


Greece No 2 in clean beaches
ENVIRONMENT

Greece has come second in global rankings for beach quality, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature announced, saying that the country has been awarded 581 Blue Flags against reigning champion Spain’s 621.


Greece ahead of EU average in wind energy
ECONOMY

The wind share in Greece’s total electricity production was above the EU average in 2021, with wind turbines covering 18% of total consumption, an increase of 3% compared to 2020.



Battery-powered Tilos bets on green future
NEWS

Authorities on Tilos this week announced that more than 80% of the island’s trash is now being recycled. A landfill where untreated garbage was once buried in a hillside has been permanently closed. The island has already been producing most of its own electricity since 2019, using a solar park and a wind turbine hooked up to trailer-sized batteries that maintain an uninterrupted supply.


Whale death on Rhodes linked to plastic waste
SOCIETY

A 5.3-meter Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) that was found dead on the beach at Kremasti on the Aegean island of Rhodes on Monday had ingested a large amount of plastic, the autopsy has shown.

Mediterranean Sea seen as hot spot for climate change
NEWS

Climate change is having a significant impact on the Mediterranean Sea, according to the National Network for Climate Change (Climpact) Dialogue Forum, which noted rising sea temperatures and increased salinity and sea levels.