Cabinet approves action plan on a regional initiative to address Climate Change

The Cabinet approved on Wednesday an action plan, submitted by the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, regarding an initiative by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades to address Climate Change on regional level.

According to Government Deputy Spokeswoman Klelia Vasiliou, the budget for the initiative is about Euros 550 thousand for the period 2019-2021, of which Euros 300 thousand is for the administrative process expected to be undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture and Euros 250 thousand for the Institute of Cyprus.

Meetings at the level of Presidents of States are expected to take place in the context of this initiative and a scientific conference will be set up to map the needs at regional level.

Replying to a question on whether a conference on Climate Change will be held in Cyprus, Vasiliou said that this will be decided through the approaches that will follow in the next two years.

She noted that the consultations concern individual meetings, Heads of State visits and political synergies in order to form real, tangible actions, including the exploitation of best practices to deal with the problem.

Source: Cyprus News Agency