During the COP28 conference in Dubai, Kyriakos Mitostakis announced that Poros will become the third ‘green’ island of Greece.
As part of the governments GR-eco islands national initiative, Poros will transform into a green island which is inspired by its pilot examples of Astypalea and Halki.
The project will see the installation of a photovoltaic park covering a significant part of the islands annual energy needs, with the addition of electrifying public transportation including ferry connections between Poros and the mainland.
At present, the project will take place in collaboration with the United Arab Emirate state owned green energy company Masdar, who are known for being world leaders in renewable energy.
At the conference, Prime Minister Mitostakis said the initiative will aim to highlight the impact technology can have when trying to reach climate neutrality and seeing how well local communities can engage in making green transitions.