WWF Sounds Alarm Over Unchecked Development on Greek Islands

Runaway development on Greek islands, which threatens to overrun public beaches and exacerbate environmental risks, has prompted concern from the head of the WWF’s Mediterranean office, Alessio Satta.

In an interview with Kathimerini, Satta highlighted the pressing issue of land consumption and reckless coastal development, stressing that it poses a significant threat to the delicate island ecosystems. Despite efforts to reduce water and energy consumption, Satta emphasized that these measures fail to address the root cause of the problem.

Satta’s remarks underscore the urgency of the situation, with unchecked development threatening to overwhelm islands and infrastructure, compounding environmental challenges.

While the New Democracy government acknowledges the need to address issues such as overtourism and excessive construction, its simultaneous efforts to attract foreign investors for luxury development projects raise concerns about conflicting priorities.


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