Photo: Johan Kuylenstierna.

Crown Princess Victoria talking to Professor Christos Zerefos from Academy of Athens, one of the parties involved in NEO.
Photo: Johan Kuylenstierna.

On 2 May, a seminar entitled “Challenges and Opportunities related to a new Climate Economy: Driving Innovation for Sustainable Development” was held at the Academy of Athens, organized by Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO). NEO is a research cooperation between Stockholm University, the Academy of Athens and the Greek company TEMES, established in 2009 in order to conduct research in fields such as atmospheric composition and climate change, geology, geomorphology and landscape changes, present and past climate, water and environmental changes.

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and Stockholm University President Astrid Söderbergh Widding were among the 200 people that attended the seminar and listened to researchers and experts from both Sweden and Greece, who discussed topics related to climate and economy. The Swedish Ambassador to Greece, Charlotte Sammelin made concluding remarks about the potential for cooperation between Sweden and Greece within the area of clean tech.

On the following day, the parties involved in NEO met for discussions on renewing the agreement for cooperation.

Read more about Navarino Environmental Observatory.