The Greek Government in recognition of the serious threats climate change poses to the region’s stability and prosperity has launched the Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative in collaboration with leaders from across the Mediterranean and with the support of the European Investment Bank.

The initiative aims to accelerate the region’s responses to the impacts of climate change and lead by example the transition to a low carbon development model.

To formalise participation in this initiative, the Prime Minister of Greece has invited leaders from across the Mediterranean to join him in signing a Declaration at the launch event on 22 October 2010 in Athens, Greece.