The CCISC organises numerous events with a view to sharing the results of its research with the scientific community and policy makers and raising public awareness of climate change and its impacts.

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Lecture “Is it necessary and possible to limit global warming to +1,5°C as envisaged in the Paris Agreement? A focus on the Mediterranean region”

28 Μay 2019

28 Μay 2019

Lecture by Joël Guiot, Research Director at the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). The event was jointly organised by the Institut Français de Grèce and the Climate Change Impacts Study Committee (CCISC) of the Bank of Greece as part of the “Développement durable” (Sustainable development) cycle, focusing this year on “Climate change: Risks and disaster management”.

Video (in French with Greek interpretation)

Link (in French)

Seminar “Economic policy –including monetary policy– and climate change”

13 May 2019
13 May 2019

Participation at Convergences Greece Forum

2 April 2019
2 April 2019

Book presentation “The Economics of Climate Change”

18 December 2018
18 December 2018

Seminar: «Climate Change Ready»

19 October 2018

19 October 2018

Focused on the education of young people, Climate Change Impacts Study Committee (CCISC) of the Bank of Greece, in collaboration with the European Center for Environmental Research and Training (EKEPEK) of Panteion University, organized a special seminar for students from six different European countries for the “Climate Change Ready” ERASMUS+ program, which is organized by the Ralleio Lykeio of Piraeus.

The speakers, Mr Dimitris Mpanousis of EKEPEK and Mrs Theodora Antonakaki of CCISC, spoke about issues related to the climate change and its impact and made a special mention on sustainability and more specifically on the UN's 17 sustainable development goals. Furthermore, during an interactive session, students were divided into groups per country and talked about the 17 goals and then selected and presented the most important goal for their country.

After the seminar, the students visited the Museum of the Bank of Greece, where they were walked through the history of the coin and the history of euro.

Workshop: “Circular Economy: an economic model of the future”

24 November 2016

24 November 2016

CCISC, in collaboration with the French Institute of Greece and the Greek-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized a technical workshop on the circular economy on 24/11/2016, with the participation of representatives of various bodies and a round-table discussion open to the general public under the title “Circular economy, an economic model of the future.”

Recognizing the prospects of the circular economy as a sustainable economic model for the future, as well as the need to raise awareness and inform the public and the bodies concerned, the French approach of the circular economy and the respective best practices were presented. Furthermore, the current EU policy and the benefits for competitiveness, sustainable development and jobs in Europe were also discussed.

The rapid depletion of natural resources worldwide renders the emphasis on their more efficient use and the minimization of waste as necessary and urgent options. This leads to the transition from today's model of “linear” economy - that begins from taking the resources from the nature, continues with product manufacturing and their consumption and ends with their disposal- to a new model of “circular” economy. Circular economy means that the value of the products, the materials and the resources remains in the economy for as long as it is feasible, while waste disposal is reduced to a minimum. In order to achieve these goals interventions must be made both from the supply side (eco-friendly product design, longer lifespan) and the demand side (related to the consumers’ behavior). Furthermore, waste management must be more efficient (with appropriate financial motives and participation of the society).

Round-table discussion took place in the French Institute, Theo Angelopoulos room.

Speakers:

  • Christophe Chantepy, Ambassador of France in Greece,
  • Sokratis Famellos, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy.
  • François-Michel Lambert, MP, President of the French Institute of Circular Economy,
  • Matthieu Orphelin, Director of circular economy and waste management of ADEME,
  • Giorgos Kremlis, Head of the Administrative Unit of Environmental Integration and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of DGENV of the European Commission.

Speeches were prefaced and moderated by Pantelis Capros, Professor of Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens, member of CCISC. A discussion with the audience followed.

See the video and the presentations of the event

Discussion: «The challenge of adapting to the climate change and COP21»

5 November 2015

5 November 2015

The Climate Change Impacts Study Committee of the Bank of Greece (CCISC) and the French Institute of Greece organized a round table discussion on Thursday 5 November 2015. The discussion was organized on the occasion of the COP 21 for the climate change that took place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

Participants in the discussion were:

  • the French Ambassador in Greece Christophe Chantepy,
  • Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy Yiannis Tsironis,
  • Professor Michalis Skoullos, Chairman of the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean and the Mediterranean Information Office for the Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development,
  • Dominique Raynaud, Research Director Emeritus of CNRS, Laboratory of glaciology and Environmental Geophysics of Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, member of  IPCC,
  • Vincent-Henri Peuch, Director of the Agency for Monitoring the Atmosphere -  Copernicus Program, Research Engineer in the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts,
  • Pantelis Capros, Professor of Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens, member of CCISC and
  • Anastasios Xepapadeas, Professor of Economic Theory and Policy at the Athens University of Economics and Business and also a member of CCISC.

The discussion was moderated by CCISC Coordinator, professor and Academic Christos Zerefos, and a discussion with the audience followed.

See the video of the event (in Greek)

Public consultation: «Athens World Wide Views on the Climate and Energy»

6 June 2015

6 June 2015

A public consultation on climate change was organized in Athens by the Climate Change Impacts Study Committee (CCISC) of the Bank of Greece, the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and the Postgraduate Program “Environment and Health. Managing Environmental Issues with Impact on Health” of the Medical School of National Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The consultation under the name Athens World Wide Views on the Climate and Energy, is part of the largest global public consultation for the environment that ever took place, and was organized on the same day in 75 countries, in light of the UN’s COP 21 for the climate change.

122 citizens participated in the consultation and submitted their views on 30 crucial questions about the climate.

The results were presented at a special event on the 24th of June at the Bank of Greece.

The event was addressed by the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy Yiannis Tsironis, the French Ambassador in Athens Jean Loup Kuhn-Delforge and on behalf of the Bank of Greece by Haralambos Stamatopoulos, Member of the Monetary Policy Council. Professor Christos Zerefos, Academic and Coordinator of CCISC made an introductory presentation and the results of the consultation were presented by Professor Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati of NKUA, Scientific Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program “Environment and Health”.

The global results have been posted on the Internet, they are presented to the policy makers responsible for environmental and energy policy planning and will be submitted to the Climate Change (COP21) that will take place in Paris at the end of the year.

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Seminar: Greek tourism and climate change: adaptation policies and a new growth strategy”

9 July 2013

9 July 2013

The seminar under the title “Greek tourism and climate change: adaptation policies and a new growth strategy” was organized by the Bank of Greece, the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and the Research Center for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens, on Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at the Head Office of the Bank of Greece. The seminar’s goal was to utilize the scientific research and Greece's scientific force towards forming proposals on adaptation policies aiming to face the impacts of climate change in the tourism sector. Specialized scientists and representatives of bodies of tourism participated and then followed the publication of the special report containing adaptation proposals aiming to face the impacts of climate change in the tourism sector.

Summary parts of the report

 The environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change in Greece

Video recorded material (in Greek):

Presentations (in Greek):

Presentation by the Bank of Greece of the report “The Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change in Greece”

1st June 2011

1st June 2011

In a special event organized on June 1st, 2011 at the Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, the results of a 26-month research were presented, as these were recorded in the Committee's Report. The event was addressed by the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. George A. Papandreou. The Report was presented by Mr. Christos Zerefos, member of the Academy of Athens and Coordinator of the Study Committee. Apart from the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Mr. George Provopoulos, other speakers were Ms. Tina Birbili, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, and Mr. Stavros Dimas, Vice President of the New Democracy Party and former European Union Commissioner for the Environment. The event was coordinated by journalist Nikos Hadjinikolaou.

Commencement of works for the Climate Change Impacts Study Committee

16 June 2009

16 June 2009

On June 16, 2009, on the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Mr. George A. Provopoulos’s initiative, a Climate Change Impacts Study Committee was set up that comprised distinguished scientists, aiming to deliver a study on the economic, social and environmental impacts of climate change in Greece.

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