Reviewing Two Distant OECD Environmental Performance Reports for Greece: What Progress?

When the first OECD Environmental Performance Review of Greece was published in 1983, the great challenge for the Greek Government was to respond to the pressures on the natural resources and the environment resulting from the rapid economic growth, which started in the 1970s, and the consequent expansion of a number of potentially heavy polluting industries. Almost thirty years later, the latest OECD Review, the 2009 OECD Environmental Performance Review of Greece, proves that not only little has been done by the consecutive Greek Governments since then, but also, major warnings have been systematically ignored.

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