Hellenic Foreign Ministry & Swiss Embassy in Athens host event on “Climate Change & Security”

Dec 6, 2023 | News and Media

Being a contracting party to all major international environmental conventions, treaties and protocols, Greece has set the climate, peace and security nexus as a priority of its candidacy for its election as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2025/6.

Hellenic Foreign Ministry Director-General for International Organisation and key-note speaker of the event, Ambassador Maria Theofili, presented Greece’s vision in tackling climage change effects on security at a national and global level. Furthemore, she had the opportunity to highlight the main aspects of the Greek environmental policy, as well as the activities organised by the Hellenic delegation to the UN 28th Climate Change Conference, currently held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 30 – December 12).

In this context, in her capacity as Special Envoy for the Candidature of Greece to the UN Security Council for the term 2025/26, Ambassador Theofili took the opportunity to emphasize the importance Greece palces and will continue to place as an elected member in favour of addressing future security challenges posed by the negative impact of the climate crisis. During the discussion which followed, the key-note speaker highlighted the significance of the “9th Our Oceans Conference” which Greece will proudly host in April 2024, in Athens, and provided valuable insight as per the Greek priorities and expectations out of this critical discussion around the future of our seas and oceans.

The event was held on December 6, at the premises of the Swiss Residence in Athens, upon initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Athens and the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Did you know?

Greece was one of the first countries to initiate a pioneer experiment called ‘GR-eco Islands’, according to which, selected Greek islands are already being transformed into energy autonomous enclaves, implementing eco-mobility and circular economy for water and waste.