Cooperation between Greece and Norway on environmental protection issues was agreed Tuesday during a meeting between environment, energy and climate change deputy minister Thanos Moraitis and Norwegian ambassador in Athens Sverre Stub.

Norway plans to finance innovative environmental programs, particularly regarding the protection of waters and in renewable energy sources.

The total funding to Greece is estimated at 63.4 billion euros for the period 2011-2014, of which 19 million euros will be earmarked for environmental protection projects.