The City of Athens is committed on the below sustainable developments during 2020-2021.
The City of Athens has embarked on a multi-year project to spark the economic revitalization of the city center by renovating sidewalks and squares throughout the city, improving pedestrian accessibility, and adding a network of bike paths that within a few years will extend across the Athens Basin. ADDMA has played a central role as the catalyst for engagement between the City of Athens and the tourism industry, serving as a central stakeholder in the design and deployment of strategies for resource management and sustainable practices that benefit residents while upgrading the visitor experience. We’re also deploying a new communications strategy to let our international audience know about our preparations for the future of tourism. ADDMA is cementing institutional relationships with academia and non-governmental partners, including the creation of a Tourism Observatory that will monitor the benefits and impact of the tourism industry by amplifying the research of university faculty and graduate students on themes such as resource use, short-term accommodations, and ethical tourism marketing. We are committed to developing a circular economy that benefits residents and captures more revenue in the Athens economy while reducing the crowding and burdens that may come with tourism success.
Good Health & Well-Being: Green Athens
- Implementation of a program for the strengthening of the green of Athens, as well as maintenance work on public green areas, sidewalks and pruning: 10 million euros of total project cost (as from 2020 within 2 years)
- National Garden project: Maintenance, restoration and upgrading of Nationals’ garden infrastructure (4.2 million euros of total project cost)
-Elaionas park project: Construction of a 46 acres park (8.6 million euros of total project cost)
-Lycabettus hill project: 3 km long walkway restoration
Clean Water & Sanitation
-Elaboration and implementation of an integrated program of sanitation and cleaning of the public space, the replacement and reorganization of the bin network: 3 million euros of total project cost
-Purchase & replacement of household waste & recycling public bins: 4 million euros of total project cost
-Establishing and implementing a three-year plan for regular maintenance and washing and the provision of waste collection equipment: 7 million euros of total project cost (as from 2020 within 3 years)
Build resilient Infrastructure
-Road constructions: 42 million euros for 171 different projects (58 ongoing , 89 new ones & 24 under study (175km of total reconstructed road network) – as resilient infrastructure
-Repairs & Regeneration of public squares, areas and sidewalks: 40 million euros of total project cost
-Μaintenance and repair of municipal buildings and schools:33 million euros of total project cost
Sustainable Cities & Communities
-Maintenance and repair of public electrical installations: 6 million euros of total project cost
-Maintenance of electricity networks: 1.5 million euros of total project cost
-Purchase of fire protection materials and equipment:1 million euros of total project cost
-Implementation of fire protection actions: 1 million euros of total project cost
-Lycabettus hill project: Implementation of flood protection interventions & replacement of the 1700 meters long perimeter road (1.5 million euros of total project cost)
Responsible Consumption & Production
- Purchase of mechanical equipment with low energy consumption: 20 million euros of total project cost
- Replacement of light fixtures with low energy consumption lamps: 1.38 million euros of total project cost
- Energy efficient upgrades to 15 schools and two municipal buildings: 6 million euros of total project cost
Green Key in Athens
Athens hosts 25+ Green Key establishments that provide a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals"The criteria of the Green Key programme are recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Athens International Airport’s Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025
Athens International Airport announced “ROUTE 2025”, its official commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025, prior to the target of 2050 set by Europe's Airports in June 2019.
By Q2 2020, a detailed Roadmap for the self-production of clean electricity within the airport boundaries via solar power for self-consumption purposes, aiming to cover 100% of the Airport Company's electricity needs, which corresponds to 91.1% of its current carbon footprint.
By Q4 2020, a detailed Roadmap for addressing the remaining 8.9% of its carbon footprint corresponding to direct emissions from fuel consumption onsite (via initiatives such as the use of electric vehicles, biodiesel, heat pumps, etc).