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Environmental education and research in Greece

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The particular characteristics of Greece’s natural environment (extended coastal areas, unique and protected species) and the indissoluble linkages between economic activities and natural resources, in combination with the worldwide growing concern for environmental protection, initiated a wide activity on issues related to environmental protection in Greece. Following the establishment of legislation for environmental protection and preservation, Greece has undertaken significant steps in research areas related to environmental chemistry, technology, engineering, biotechnology, management and ecology. This continuously growing research activity is closely followed by an expanding educational framework, which aids to the training of experts and scientists able to deal with the major (national and trans-boundary) environmental issues of our times.

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Giokas, D.L., Siskos, P.A. & Karayannis, M.I. Environmental education and research in Greece. Environ Sci & Pollut Res 8, 289 (2001).

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