Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced, speaking at the UN General Assembly, about the allocation of 24 billion euros for the “green transition”.
According to the press service of the Prime Minister of Greece, having circulated the text of Mitsotakis’s speech, the government will allocate 24 billion euros for the “green transition” of the economy, intending to abandon lignites for electricity generation 3 years earlier than planned. RIA News… According to the Greek Prime Minister, the world must unite to fight the climate crisis, similar to uniting in the fight against coronavirus:
“This is no longer about climate change. This is about solving an acute climate crisis. Scientists tell us that the Mediterranean ecosystem, which is home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations, is particularly sensitive to the effects of rising temperatures. And of course, my country, Greece, is not immune. from that. This summer we paid a very high price as unprecedented huge wildfires devastated my country. “
Mitsotakis announced Greece’s determination to make a significant contribution to the fight against the climate crisis:
“Two years ago, even before the outbreak of COVID, I announced from this very rostrum that Greece will close all its lignite power plants by 2028. Now we are working to bring this date closer, to do it even earlier, possibly until 2025.
We are investing EUR 24 billion in European and national funds to support the green transition. We deal with the problem of plastic pollution of land and sea. We intend to effectively protect our marine environment by designating 10% of our seas as no-fishing zones by 2030. “
Mitsotakis did not fail to note that Greece is leading a global initiative to protect cultural and natural heritage from the impact of climate change.