18 jan 2013
H. E. Mr. Evangelos Livieratos Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Greece visited the offices of UNEP/MAP in Athens and met with the Executive Secretary and Coordinator Maria Luisa Silva Mejías.
The discussion revolved around strengthening and expanding the cooperation between the Ministry and the UNEP/MAP, particularly vis-à-vis the monitoring and pollution programmes. In particular, they looked into ways to enhance the capacity of the system by introducing new technologies to analyze and present the monitoring information.
Thanking Minister Livieratos for the Ministry’s support, Ms. Silva Mejias said at the end of the visit: “a closer cooperation with the host country on the pollution and monitoring activities is extremely welcomed especially more so at this crucial time when UNEP/MAP will be revising and upgrading its programme to monitor the state of Mediterranean Environment”.