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  • Deputy Minister Reneta Koleva: Prevention is a key priority for adapting agriculture and forestry to climate change

    22 Feb, 2024 | 18:00
    Deputy Minister Reneta Koleva: Prevention is a key priority for adapting agriculture and forestry to climate change - 01

    "Preventive measures to tackle the challenges of climate change must be our top priority. We need to adapt and make our agriculture and forestry much more resilient". This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Environment and Water Reneta Koleva at a conference on the topic "Climate change - opportunities for transition to a sustainable food system ...

  • Minister Julian Popov: Vitosha is a valuable natural asset in the green system of Sofia

    21 Feb, 2024 | 15:07
    Minister Julian Popov: Vitosha is a valuable natural asset in the green system of Sofia - 01

    "Vitosha is a valuable natural asset in the green system of Sofia. There is a serious political, and now civic commitment to find a solution for both its development and protection." This is what the minister of Environment and Water Julian Popov said after today's round table on the topic "Sport and Tourism on the Territory of the Vitosha Nature P...

  • Minister Julian Popov: The trend in Europe is for natural gas and coal consumption to decrease

    20 Feb, 2024 | 14:10
    Minister Julian Popov: The trend in Europe is for natural gas and coal consumption to decrease - 01

    "The trend in Europe is to have the consumption of natural gas and coal decrease." This is what Environment and Water Minister Julian Popov said at the Energy Forum 2024 organized by the Capital newspaper. He noted that every year there is a decline in coal-fired power generation by 26%. "The data over the last 10 years show that gas is not a tran...

  • Program “Environment” provides 170 million BGN for preventing and combatting forest fires

    16 Feb, 2024 | 13:05
    Program “Environment” provides 170 million BGN for preventing and combatting forest fires - 01

    "Forest fires are a growing threat to the environment, related to droughts and climate change, so the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) are improving prevention." This was said by the Minister of Environment and Water Julian Popov, who today together with the Minister of Interior Kalin Stoyanov attended the...

  • The draft Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria was discussed among a wide range of participants

    14 Feb, 2024 | 18:10
    The draft Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria was discussed among a wide range of participants - 01

    The Minister of Environment and Water Julian Popov hosted a meeting for a public discussion of the draft Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Bulgaria, which was held today at the Ministry of Environment and Water. The document, drafted jointly with experts from the Ministry of Tourism, was presented and discussed among a wide range of participants. ...

  • RIEW–Burgas provides public access to the procedure for declaring Protected Area "Koral"

    12 Feb, 2024 | 17:18
    RIEW–Burgas provides public access to the procedure for declaring Protected Area

    In accordance with the provisions of the Protected Areas Act (PAA), the Regional Inspectorate for Environment and Water - Burgas (RIEW - Burgas) informed all stakeholders that on 15 March 2024 a second meeting of the Commission under Art. 38(1) of the Protected Area Act will be held, whereby the received opinions will be considered in connection wi...

  • The Climate Directorate at the MОEW is restructured to address climate challenges

    09 Feb, 2024 | 14:35
    The Climate Directorate at the MОEW is restructured to address climate challenges - 01

    The Climate Change Policies (CCP) Directorate in the MОEW is transformed into a Directorate General. The structural change is in line with our team's top priority in environmental management, which is to make climate change mitigation and adaptation policy a broad national policy to enable the country to address climate challenges. "I share the sa...

  • Bulgaria participated in a meeting of the OECD Committee on Chemicals and Biotechnology

    08 Feb, 2024 | 14:33
    Bulgaria participated in a meeting of the OECD Committee on Chemicals and Biotechnology - 01

    At the 5th meeting of the Committee on Chemicals and Biotechnology of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, Bulgaria presented its compliance with 19 OECD Council Acts related to chemicals management. Given the horizontal nature of the legislation on chemicals management and ...

  • MOEW launched the campaign "Clean Environment" for 2024.

    02 Feb, 2024 | 14:08
    MOEW launched the campaign

    The Ministry of Environment and Water announced this year's competition for the most original and environmentally aware project on the theme "I love nature and I participate", which is funded by the EMEPA and has been successfully held for 20 years with wide public interest within the National Campaign "Clean Environment". Eligible beneficiaries ar...

  • Today we mark the World Wetlands Day, Feb 2th

    02 Feb, 2024 | 10:14
    Today we mark the World Wetlands Day, Feb 2th - 01

    Today we mark the World Wetlands Day, Feb 2th. This year's theme is 'Wetlands and Human Wellbeing'. The 2024 Campaign highlights that urgent action is needed to conserve and restore these biodiversity-rich ecosystems that underpin human wellbeing. Each year, the day is marked with a different theme relating to the diverse benefits of wetlands to h...

  • The government honoured the victims of the communist regime

    01 Feb, 2024 | 15:38
    The government honoured the victims of the communist regime - 01

    Ministers paid their respects at the memorial plaque of the Belene camp Ministers and deputy ministers, representatives of the local authorities and the community visited the former Belene camp on today's Day of Appreciation and Tribute to the Victims of the Communist Regime to pay their respect. The initiative for the honorary act in the concent...

  • Minister Popov: Building renovation in Bulgaria is a step towards carbon neutrality

    30 Jan, 2024 | 15:26
    Minister Popov: Building renovation in Bulgaria is a step towards carbon neutrality - 01

    "In order to solve the issue of renovation of buildings in Bulgaria, we need to introduce different funding instruments, to mobilze private resources, and jointly with the public to stimulate innovation in the sector". This was stated by the Minister of Environment and Water Julian Popov during a round table discussion on "Energy efficiency of the ...