WWF Greece

WWF is one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, with offices in more than 100 countries. WWF Greece was founded in 1991. It is part of the WWF global Family, which consists of 29 National Organizations in more than 100 countries. Through its rising impact on Greek conservation, WWF Greece became an independent National Organization of the WWF international network in 1994, with the legal status of a Public Welfare Foundation established through the Presidential Decree published in the Government Gazette, volume B’, issue 22 of 18-1-1994. WWF’s mission is to conserve the rich biodiversity of Greece as an internal part of the Mediterranean, to prevent and eventually reverse its environmental degradation and to minimize our ecological footprint. WWF Greece has approximately 11.000 supporters and since its inception has implemented more than 300 campaigns. It has extensive experience in working with local communities and mobilizing citizens especially in the fields of climate change, use of renewable energy sources and energy savings. WWF Greece runs since 2006 a very ambitious campaign focusing on the change of consumers habits related to energy, whereas since 2008 it is campaigning against coal and lignite use in Greece. WWF Greece has also extensive experience and expertise in working with local communities. It supports local movements and citizens and conveys, wherever possible, its expertise to all those who defend the environment, through its legal team, the support of voluntary forest protection groups, as well as the ongoing collaboration with organizations and citizen initiatives both in the Greek islands and in the mainland.


Contact Person
Name: Nikos Mantzaris
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Postal address: 21 Lembessi Street, 11743, Athens Greece
Telephone number: (30) 210 3314893



Relevant projects

  • 2006-2007: “Intelligent Energy Europe” RERINA (Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies in Rural Insular Areas) addressing issues related to the development and operationalization of Sustainable Energy Plans (SEP) for islands and ecologically sensitive areas.
  • 2011-2012: “Intelligent Energy Europe”, European Citizen Climate Cup (ECCC), a competition between the European households, concerning the reduction of their energy consumption, by applying innovative tools.
  • 2009-2014: Participation in Euro Topten programmes (topten.eu) aiming at offering consumers the most ‘eco-friendly’ (energy efficient) choices on cars, refrigerators, office equipment, televisions, rooftop PV systems,air-conditioners etc
  • 2007-2010: Guides for the Environment (with Eurobank)
    Guide for the Environment: Forest Protection and firefighting
    Guide for the Environment: A legal guide for the environment
    Guide for the Environment: Organization and operation of environmental organizations
    Guide for the Environment: Funding
    Guide for the Environment: Waste Management
    Guide for the Environment: Water
    Guide for the Environment: Greening the free spaces in the city
    Guide for the Environment: Air quality and environmental pollution
    Guide for the Environment: Renewable Energy Sources
    Guide for the Environment: Tourism and the Environment
  • 2008-2009: "No more coal" campaign against hard coal imports involving 8 municipalities from the affected areas which resulted in the public commitment of the Minister for Development that all plans for hard coal units will be withdrawn
  • 2013-today: "Ptolemaida V" lignite plant campaign, consisting of financial viability reports, reports on RES-based alternative solutions, and a signature collection campaign against the new plant.