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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. It has a population of nearly 10.3 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki and Patras.

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Free and Real, Freedom of Resources for Everyone, Everywhere and Respect, Equality, Awareness and Learning

Cosmolocalism[edit | edit source]

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Cosmolocalism in a nutshell (feat. Vasilis Kostakis)
Authors: Cosmolocalism, Nov 15, 2018

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Place Identity, collaborative forms for site identity and citizen participation

SynAthina, platform for community projects

Climate action[edit | edit source]

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The National Climate Law of Greece was introduced in May 2022 and sets a long-term goal of the gradual transition of Greece to carbon neutrality by the year 2050. The goal is to achieve this in the most environmentally sustainable way possible. The law defines climate neutrality as the balance of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from their sources and their absorptions by carbon sinks. This National Law intervenes with other legislative measures in the country to ensure the goal is meet. This is done by drafting and adopting the national strategy into regional plans. Further by establishing government institutions for a smooth transition towards climate neutrality, focusing on the establishment of a carbon budgeting mechanism. Lastly the goal is to be achieved by creating policies and measures that aim to mitigate emissions from high emission sectors such as building, transport and business.

The immediate objects are set to recede the net anthropogenic greenhouse's emissions by at least:

  • 55% by the year 2030
  • 80% by the year 2040

Sustainable transport[edit | edit source]

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Rapid transit in Greece refers to the systems of rapid transit at present active in Greece.

A "rapid transit", "underground", "subway", "elevated railway", "metro" or "metropolitan railway" system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in tunnels or on elevated rails above street level. Outside urban centers, rapid transit lines may run on grade separated ground level tracks.

In Greece there are several systems that are called "Rapid Transit":

  • Athens Metro, an underground and overground railway network serving the city of Athens since 1904;
  • Athens Tram, a tram network serving the city of Athens, began electrified service in 1908 and revived in 2001;
  • Thessaloniki Metro, an under-construction underground railway network for Greece's second-largest city;

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Greece

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

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Phytogeographically, Greece belongs to the Boreal Kingdom and is shared between the East Mediterranean province of the Mediterranean Region and the Illyrian province of the Circumboreal Region. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature and the European Environment Agency, the territory of Greece can be subdivided into six ecoregions: the Illyrian deciduous forests, Pindus Mountains mixed forests, Balkan mixed forests, Rhodope montane mixed forests, Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests, and Crete Mediterranean forests. It had a 2018 Forest Landscape Integrity Index mean score of 6.6/10, ranking it 70th globally out of 172 countries.

Food activism[edit | edit source]

www.boroume.gr, network to combat food waste

Between 2000 and 2007 organic farming in Greece increased by 885%, the highest change percentage in the EU.[1]

Sustainable livelihood[edit | edit source]

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of grassroots groups in Greece, Omikron Project, (link no longer available), "a group of girls and guys trying to show the untold side of Greece's current crisis, and fix the image problems that are damaging our country."

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Greece, 2009 Mediterranean wildfires

References[edit | edit source]

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Keywords countries, solidarity economy
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 4 pages link here
Aliases Greece
Impact 963 page views
Created February 26, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified August 26, 2023 by Phil Green
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