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Cyprus’ Path to Climate Neutrality: Benefits and Challenges

February 28 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, 28 February 2024 | 18:00
John Ioannides Auditorium, Fresnel Building, Cyprus Institute


Theodoros Zachariadis, Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency


Charalambos Theopeptou, Member of Parliament, Nicosia, Ecological Movement – Citizens’ Co-operation – Intervention: From the Paris Agreement to Fit for 55

Anthi Charalambous, Low Emission Economy Consultant (ideopsis Ltd) – Intervention: business and financing opportunities for green transition


Andreas Charalambous, Economist, former Director at the Ministry of Finance


To achieve a climate-neutral Cyprus in 2050, with a decarbonisation of fossil fuels and proper waste recovery and management, a comprehensive policy framework will be required, including the crucial issue of pricing, serious investments by the public sector and incentives for investments by the private sector, as well as partnerships between the two.

These policies can benefit the economy and society, but they come with economic challenges, mainly of a transitional nature, which need to be addressed in a timely manner. At what transitional costs is the path to climate neutrality feasible? What social measures should be taken for the affected vulnerable groups? Where should economic policy be oriented in the coming years? Are opportunities emerging that could be exploited so that the transition is accompanied by beneficial and high value-added investments?

About the Cyprus Economic Society:

Founded in 1962 as a not-for-profit organisation with the general aim of promoting the study of economics in Cyprus, the Cyprus Economic Society has endured and adapted itself to the changing conditions in Cyprus and abroad. It is an independent, transparent, and open society. Its mission is ‘to inform public debate and to facilitate discussion of public policy issues and EU affairs’.

We seek to achieve this mission by encouraging and disseminating research; organising various conferences, lectures, and discussion events; publishing articles, papers, and proceedings; and, engaging with other similar societies and professional bodies in the EU, and elsewhere.

For more information, please visit our website https://cypruseconomicsociety.org

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February 28
6:00 pm
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