2007: “The Spirit of the Forest”

Topic

The idea to launch the first Yearbook germinated when, in 2007, Greece was experiencing an environmental and social crisis of unprecedented dimensions – devastating forest fires. The inaugural Yearbook 2007 “The Spirit of the Forest” was published in Greek, in June 2008.

Participants

His All Holiness Bartholomew I

His All Holiness Bartholomew I

Ecumenical Patriarchate

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Chairman, Environmental Protection Committee, Greek Parliament

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos

Prefect of Arcadia

Sotiris Christogiannis

Sotiris Christogiannis

President & CEO, BP Hellas S.A.

Michalis Chavaranis

Michalis Chavaranis

Environmentalist

Aristeidis Papageorgiou

Aristeidis Papageorgiou

Forest Genetics Laboratory

Lampros Rodis

Lampros Rodis

Chief Editor, Scientific Marketing Magazine

Coca-Cola Hellenic

Coca-Cola Hellenic

Stavros Dimas

Stavros Dimas

European Commissioner for the Environment

Spyros Kouvelis

Spyros Kouvelis

Political Environment Spokesman & Planning, PASOK party

Dimitrios Drakos

Dimitrios Drakos

Prefect of Messinia

Yiannis Pehlivanides

Yiannis Pehlivanides

Deputy CEO, National Bank of Greece

Elias Messinas

Elias Messinas

Founding Chairman, Ecoweek

Dr. Ioannis Nomikos

Dr. Ioannis Nomikos

President, RIEAS

Sotiris Skouloudis

Sotiris Skouloudis

Chief Editor, Environment 21

INTERAMERICAN part of ACHMEA

INTERAMERICAN part of ACHMEA

Demetris Christofias

Demetris Christofias

President of Cyprus

Athanasios Kontokostas

Athanasios Kontokostas

Lieutenant General & Chief Fire Brigade

Daniel V. Speckhard

Daniel V. Speckhard

Ambassador of USA in Greece

George Zitros

George Zitros

CEO, OECUMENICA

Ilias Apostolidis

Ilias Apostolidis

Environmental Consultant

Ioannis Michaletos

Ioannis Michaletos

Analyst, RIEAS

Alexia Vlami

Alexia Vlami

Journalist

Aris Spiliotopoulos

Aris Spiliotopoulos

Minister for Tourism

Dimitrios Katsikopoulos

Dimitrios Katsikopoulos

Prefect of Achaia

George Papageorgiou

George Papageorgiou

General Director, LAMDA Development

Dimitris Karavellas

Dimitris Karavellas

Director, WWF Hellas

Gavriil Xanthopoulos

Gavriil Xanthopoulos

Forester Researcher

Vangelis Papalios

Vangelis Papalios

Publisher, Direction

National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece

Event

The Yearbook 2007 was presented on July 9, 2008, at the University of Indianapolis Cultural Centre (Goulandris-Horn Foundation) in Plaka, central Athens. The event was attended by Global Sustain members, corporate leaders, the media, contributing authors and academics as well as Greece’s Deputy Minister of Development, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Greece, and the Mayor of Zacharo, which of all Greek fire-stricken towns and villages experienced the biggest number of civilian losses.