This cross-border meeting was the second of a series of meetings aiming at defining a shared action plan for low-carbon transition in Otranto and Corfu straits (Greece/Italy/Albania).
It was organized by InnoPolis-Center for Innovation and Culture, in cooperation with the Region of Ionian Islands (Greece), the Province of Lecce (Italy) and the Regional Council of Vlore (Albania). The meeting took place in Corfu on Wednesday 19 July 2017.
After presentations of the partners, the floor was given to the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy-Department of Climate Change, the LIFE Task Force from Greece, the LIFE co-funded project “Green Your Move” and the Energy Services company (ESCO) “Zero Energy Buildings-ZEB”, regarding policies and practices towards low-carbon emissions and adaptation to Climate Change.
The funding possibilities for cross-border low-carbon initiatives, in the perspective of the future action plan, were presented by the representatives of the Managing Authority of INTERREG VA Greece-Italy programme and of the Managing Authority of Greece-Albania programme.
The stakeholders from Greece (Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation programmes, Technical Chamber of Greece and the Economic Chamber of Greece), from Italy (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change-CMCC) and from Albania (Regional Agency of Protected Areas in Vlora Region) reflected on the above presentations and they shared their ideas with the partners of the project about the mitigation and the adaptation to climate change in the straits of Otranto and Corfu. They stressed the need of utilizing effectively the legal framework and the planned actions as regards low-carbon emissions for the benefit of the citizens.