Greece to study climate change

The Bank of Greece is to establish a group to study the economic impact of climate change.

George Provopoulos, the governor of the central bank, said in Athens on Tuesday that the group would assess the impact of climate change on the economy by examining the cost of "inertia" and of measures to soften the effects of global warming.

Rising to the challenge of climate change was, the governor noted, central to ensuring sustainable growth.

Provopoulos noted that as a warm Mediterranean country,