Environment minister Tina Birbili on Tuesday issued an open invitation for the submission of projects concerning environmental protection and facing the repercussions of climate change.

The invitation paves the way for the disbursement of 6.6 million euros for the drafting of programs and studies for such projects.

The proposals that will be submitted are expected to also meet the needs of the National Network for monitoring atmospheric quality, while they will also serve the needs of the planning, installation, equipment acquisition and operation of a network of stations measuring the parameters of atmospheric pollution.

The programs and studies are in the context of Greece's relevant contractual obligations in the framework of the UN and the European Union.