ATHENS VYING TO ACHIEVE GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY STATUS
In this direction, Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis met on Lycabettus Hill with GSTC Director for the Mediterranean Ioannis Pappas and executives, who carried out over 70 on-the-spot inspections in neighborhoods, parks, museums and archaeological sites, and municipal services.
He went on to announce upgrade projects in the pipeline including the overhaul of Lycabettus Hill, the National Park, Strefi Hill, and Acadimia Platonos (Platos Academy) as of the Acropolis Hill. He also referred to ongoing initiatives such as the city’s Pocket Parks project and the urban regeneration of the Alexandras Ave and Votanikos.
Referring to the municipal authority’s recycling efforts, Bakoyannis said he expects by 2022 to have reached a 10 percent level.
In the meantime, as part of the GSTC assessment process, municipal authorities will be able to attend online seminars offering training and certification on issues of sustainability and sustainable tourism.