Organization (acronym): MEEC

Country: Greece



The Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change (YPEKA) has been established in its current form since November 2009. It was established in order to confront the continuous environmental problems and to adopt a new development model – the model of Green Development – that will secure a better quality of life for every citizen. The YPEKA works to achieve the protection of the natural environment and resources, the improvement of quality of life, the mitigation and adjustment to the implications of climate change and the enhancement of mechanisms and institutions for environmental governance. It created a new “Green Fund” with the purpose of funding environmental research and other projects for the enhancement of development through the protection of environment and the sustainable management of natural resources. The Ministry of Environment has already funded several research projects as has the Forest Department when it was under the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

Key personnel:

Irini Nikolaou, MSc - National representative in the field of LULUCF and REDD+.
Dr. Dimitris Vakalis - Director of Forests Resources Development.