The Region of Attica attends the General Assembly of the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission
“Today, more than ever, issues relating to the Mediterranean — in terms of growth, environment, climate, social cohesion — must be seen and addressed through a holistic approach. For, they are intertwined and they call for a specific mode of action. In other words, they call for synergies between all stakeholders at EU, national, regional and local level”. “I am referring to synergies unifying forces and joint initiatives to directly address key issues such as climate change, the consequences of which we are all experiencing these days. Whether in Chalkidiki or in Attica”, as was pointed out, inter alia, by the Regional Governor of Attica, Ms Rena Dourou, in her address that was sent to the General Assembly of the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission, hosted by the Region of Western Greece in Patras (Dytiki Ellada - EL). The address of the Regional Governor of Attica was delivered by the Regional Vice Governor for the Environment-Climate Change and Floods Prevention, Mr Nasos Anagnostopoulos.
“To paraphrase a well-known saying, “The biggest risk for the Mediterranean is the belief that someone else will save it”. Nobody will assume our own responsibilities, our debt towards this ‘ancient crossroads’, this ‘mosaic of cultures and religions’ — our Mediterranean”, underlines the Regional Governor of Attica, while she also stresses the need for common understanding, cooperation, coordination between all the EU Mediterranean Coastal Regions (EU MCRs) to support actions, such as investment, research, innovation, “namely actions to the benefit of a common environmental and cultural heritage”.
In the framework of a political seminar entitled “The added value of the EU cohesion policy and the cooperation in the Mediterranean”, Ms Rena Dourou points out that cohesion policy and cooperation are key pillars in our efforts to protect and empower the Mediterranean basin as a “peace, stability, growth and prosperity actor to the benefit of its peoples and societies”.
The Region of Attica attaches top priority to the promotion of measures aimed at adapting to climate change and its serious consequences
The Regional Governor of Attica refers to initiatives taken by the Region of Attica to promote measures aimed at climate change adaptation and environmental protection, stressing that “The decision of the Region of Attica to join the Bologna Charter Initiative falls into a context of joint initiatives, actions and policies, a macro-thematic and multi-sectoral initiative of the Emilia – Romagna Region (Italy), towards a coherent strategy for the conservation of the coastal zones of the Mediterranean”.