1. E C O N O M I C  V A L U A T I O N  O F  T H E  G R E E K  G E N E B A N K Cost benefit analysis of services relating to conservation of plant genetic resources for agriculture, funded by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation 2 0 1 1 – 2 0 1 2  │Scientific Coordinator: Professor Anastasios Xepapadeas, Athens University of Economics and Business Scientific Partners: Athens University of Economics and Business ◦ Greek Bank of Plant Genetic Resources/ Greek Genebank (GGB)◦ Greek Biotope Wetlands Center (EKBY)  SOFIA SPIROU was subcontracted by Athens University of Economics and Business as an environmental consultant. │Scientific Paper    Xepapadeas Α., P. Ralli, E. Kougea, S. Spyrou, N. Stavropoulos, V. Tsiaousi, and A. Tsivelikas. 2014. Valuing insurance services emerging from a gene bank: The case of the Greek Gene Bank. Ecological Economics 97: 140–149

2. U N I T E D  N A T I O N S  E N V I R O N M EN T  P R O G R A M M E  Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP MAP) / G L O B A L  E N V I R O N M E N T  F A C I L I T Y (GEF), Consultancy. The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis of Pollution Issues in the Mediterranean (TDA) provides pollution data with analysis of root causes and possible pollution control measures, serving as a reference work for the region and indicating a concrete course of action for the reduction and elimination of pollution.  2 0 0 1- 2 0 0 2│Scientific Coordinators: Fouad Abousamra, Ante Baric, Francesco Saverio CiviliScientific partners: Coordinating Unit of the Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP MAP) ◦ Department of Environmental Chemistry CID-CSIC, Barcelona ◦ Blue Plan, Regional Activity Centre ◦ LARP-EMI ◦ METAP Middle East and North Africa Region ◦ Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus ◦ World Health Organisation EURO Secretariat ◦ Laboratory of Oceanography and Marine Ecology, Lebanese University ◦ Centre d’ Océanologie (COM) Université de la Méditerranée (aix Marseille II) ◦ Land Based Sources Marine and Coastal Environment Division, Ministry of the Environment, Israel ◦ International Waters / GEF Facility ◦ Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre ◦ Northern Hemisphere Global International waters Assessment (GIEA) UNEP GIWA Coordination Office ◦ Centre IFREMER de Toulon-La-Seyne Département Polluants Chimiques ◦ MIO/ECSDE Mediterranean Information Office for the Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development ◦ Department of Environmental Studies University of Aegean ◦ Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Center ◦ Department of Environmental Engineering Dokuz Eylul University SOFIA SPIROU  authored a chapter on Economics Aspects of Transboundary pollution in “Assessment of the Transboundary Pollution Issues in the Mediterranean” a background document out of which evolved the Diagnostic Analysis. │ View a copy of the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis of Pollution Issues in the Mediterranean (TDA) here

3. I N T E G R A T E D  W A T E R  R E S O U R C E  M A N A G E M E N T  I N  T H E M E D I –        T E R R A N E A N funded by the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWPMED) & Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) │Partners: Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (MedWet)  SOFIA SPIROU was subcontracted by MedWet to author a chapter on water policy including management and regulation of transboundary water resources in the Mediterranean region. View an online version of the booklet here

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