We live in a time when climate change is gradually shaping a new reality, but at the same time it is often a very convenient cover for all the things we are not doing: forest fire prevention, inadequate planning of response strategies, corresponding mismanagement of the seas that results in their emptying with the spread of alien species and, in general, a chronic bureaucratic mentality in dealing with issues of such vital importance. 

We experience the results every day, but nothing changes either in terms of our behaviour or in terms of the relevant policies or strategies for prevention and response.

In Alexandroupolis, which experienced the terrible fire and lost more than 800 thousand acres, the conference speakers, academics, representatives of governmental and non-governmental bodies and journalists all came to the same conclusion: that words are now superfluous, as is political inaction. It is imperative to implement measures that bring immediate and measurable results.