The Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the Ministry of National Defence signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, on Monday, 6th September 2021, to familiarize members of the Armed Forces with the Environmental-Energy and Climate Change Adaptation Policy of the Ministry of National Defence.
The aim of the Memorandum of Cooperation is the joint participation in the national effort for the protection of the environment, the gradual abolition of single-use plastics and hence the prevention and avoidance of marine pollution. The Military Open Science of the Ministry of National Defence will utilize the know-how of the Foundation, which focuses on the protection of the marine environment and the fight against marine pollution, to collect data on the kinds, origin and volumes of waste found in the Greek seas.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on behalf of the Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation by the Executive Director Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou and on behalf of the Ministry of National Defence, the General Director of GDFPS, Rear Admiral Dimitrios Ryziotis HN, during a brief event attended by representatives of the National Defence, Army, Navy and Air Force General Staffs. The implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation is expected to start promptly, through the carrying out of joint actions for the next three years.