ChangeNOW Summit 2022


Elissavet Bargianni

City of Athens

Athens Climate Adaptation Coordinator

Policy makers
Sustainable cities


Elissavet Bargianni is a Landscape Architect, trained both in Greece and in the UK. She has been working for a London-based landscape practice before moving to the public sector in Athens in 2003, working for the National Garden. Scientific associate and editor of the Greek Academy awarded book about the National Garden (2016) and the Garden’s Management Plan. Elissavet initiated feasibility and landscape studies of various public spaces of Athens, introduced methodology for new tree avenues, initiated GIS mapping and tree inventory for the National Garden and the city while at the Design Department of the Municipality’s Urban Nature Directorate. Since 2018, she works for the Resilience and Sustainability Department being the Coordinator of the Athens Climate Adaptation Working Group and is a Contributor and editor of the new Climate Action Plan. She has been a city representative for various climate networks and is also involved in the EIB Natural Capital Financing Facility and URBIS programmes for 4 high-impact green/blue infrastructure projects and 5 municipal complexes respectively. She recently submitted a 100-million proposal for climate resilience regeneration based on the route of the roman Hadrian’s Aqueduct and has also been involved in other funding proposals for enhancing the City’s climate agenda such as the successful application of Athens for the EU Mission for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities. Elissavet also participates in various research and innovation programmes such as H2020 REACHOUT, shaping climate resilient cities, to advance user-oriented climate services to support the implementation of Green Deal.
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