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Mitsotakis at COP26: Greece Can Contribute Significantly to Green Transition

November 1, 2021

LONDON – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on Monday, which is being held in Glasgow from October 31 through November 12.

At the conference, which is hosting 130 world leaders, the Greek premier noted that Greece’s carbon emissions footprint is low, and the country can contribute significantly to green transition.

To that end, noted Mitsotakis, Greece has undertaken several initiatives, including encouraging the replacement of fossil fuels in the country’s shipping industry, turning Greek islands to fully green destinations, creating offshore wind parks, and completing the phasing out of lignite dependency for electricity production by 2028.

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PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ Address to the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress

WASHINGOTN - The full text of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech to the Joint Session of the US Congress is as follows: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, Honorable Members of the United States Congress, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is no greater honor for the elected leader of the people who created democracy than to address the elected representatives of the people who founded their country on the Greek model and have promoted and defended democratic values ever since.

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