The EastMed gas pipeline risks sparking conflict and would severely accelerate the climate crisis, warns a new report by Greenpeace.
The report warns that:
- By passing through contested maritime borders between Greece, Turkey and the divided island of Cyprus, the pipeline would increase the risk of armed conflict in what is already a highly militarised region.
- If it is built, the EastMed pipeline could be responsible for greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 27 million tonnes of CO2 every year, taking into account energy consumption, transport and leakage.
- The pipeline could also become an obvious military target, as demonstrated by the 2022 attacks on the NordStream pipeline between Russia and Germany.
Read the full Report (in english) HERE