articles | 05 August 2021

Cypriot scientist receives recognition for environmental work

Cypriot scientist Dr Despina Serghides has won a place in the list of 12 internationally recognized “Life-Pioneers” in the section ‘Energy, Buildings and Sustainable Cities for her contribution to the global promotion of renewable energy sources.

The professor from the Cyprus Institute was given the award at a ceremony that took place during the World Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (WREC 2020) at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Lisbon.

The event was addressed by Dr Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment of Portugal. Serghides presented part of her work entitled: ‘Development of sustainable cities to mitigate the consequences of climate change’.

Serghides is the head of the Sustainable Built Environment Unit at the Cyprus Institute and leads European programmes, focusing on research in architecture, energy, and the urban environment.

The World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) is an important non-profit organisation, inextricably linked to Unesco, as its Deputy General Manager is the Honorary President of the Network.

WREN enables policymakers to present their views in Plenary and Technical Meetings and to participate in formal and informal discussions, thus facilitating the exchange of knowledge between countries, research institutes, public and private foundations.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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