Last week we participated at the 7th edition of the Circle the Med Forum. Held in Athens on January 18th and 19th, 2024, this prestigious event brought together thought leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to discuss and address pressing challenges in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.

Elafonisos Eco’s Commitment to Sustainability:

Iyad Kayali, Alexia Spyridonidou, Valentina Schippers, Katerina Kokkinaki & Gianni Chianetta.

As a leading advocate for sustainable practices, Elafonisos Eco continues to play an integral role in driving positive change in environmental and eco-friendly initiatives. The Circle the Med Forum provided a platform for our Green Marketing and Project Manager, Katerina Kokkinaki, to share insights, gain knowledge, and contribute to the ongoing global conversation on sustainability.

Valentina Schippers, Gianni Chianetta, Prof. Theocharis Tsoutsos & George Kremlis

Key Takeaways from Circle the Med Forum:

George Kremlis, Antonia Moropoulou & Antonio Jesus Antequera Delgado

Circular Economy Transformation:The forum highlighted the imperative need for a circular economy in transforming both the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. Discussions centered around the commitment to circular practices and how these can contribute to the overall environmental well-being.

Renewable Energy and Offshore Wind Projects:Recognizing the significance of renewable energy sources, the forum emphasized the role of supporting offshore wind projects. Attendees explored collaborative opportunities to strengthen commitments to sustainable energy practices.

Sustainable Tourism Initiatives: Sustainable tourism emerged as a key focus, aligning with the dedication to responsible travel. Discussions on circular tourism practices, the Green Destinations Initiative, and the concept of Green Hotels resonated with the mission to preserve the beauty of natural landscapes.

Blue Economy and Marine Conservation:The commitment to marine conservation was reaffirmed through discussions on the Blue Economy. Attendees explored ways to integrate digital economy principles into ongoing marine conservation projects. For our association was a relief that the moderator  Mr. George Kremlis, stressed the urgency of taking action on critical issues such as the proliferation of lionfish in the Mediterranean. The discussions explored ways to integrate digital economy principles into ongoing marine conservation projects, emphasizing the need for proactive measures to address specific challenges facing the region’s marine ecosystems.

Awards and Recognition

The forum’s awards ceremony recognized the efforts of ESG companies, NGOs, and youth representatives. Organizations and individuals were acknowledged for their contributions to the global sustainability movement.

Elafonisos Eco remains at the forefront of environmental stewardship, and our active participation in the Circle the Med Forum 7th reinforces our commitment to green and sustainable projects. By collaborating with global leaders and sharing our initiatives, Elafonisos Eco continues to inspire positive change and pave the way for a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.

Katerina Kokkinaki, George Kremlis, Iyad Kayali

 

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