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Leading Experts Recommend Solutions for Green Restart and Radical Transformation of Bulgarian Economy

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More than 50 experts propose concrete actions and insist on their inclusion in the preparation of the Bulgarian Recovery and Sustainability Plan.

An unprecedented coalition with the participation of leading organizations from the innovative ecosystem, scientists, and environmentalists have prepared solutions for a green restart of the Bulgarian economy.


MOVE.BG, WWF Bulgaria, Greenpeace Bulgaria and the Institute for Circular Economy launched a coalition called  “For a Green Restart”, which several days ago gathered over 50 scientists, representatives of the non-governmental sector and business in the fields of green innovation, digital business, the circular economy, climate, and energy.


The experts insist on their recommendations to be Bulgaria's response to the European Green Deal. On July 23, the Coalition sent the proposals via an open letter to the Council of Ministers, the National Assembly, and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The measures are grouped into several categories and aim to provide guidelines for investments in areas that will help the transition of our country to a new economic model based on innovation and offering high-tech solutions for renewables, sustainable agriculture, science-based solutions, support for green-tech companies, environmental protection, etc.


The coalition “For a Green Restart” insists on:


 -Full transparency and publicity of the processes for the preparation of the Bulgarian recovery plan under the economic package “Next Generation EU”;


 -Clear and concrete linking of the measures under the recovery plan with the recommendations for reforms for Bulgaria, set out in the annual reports of the European Commission on the progress of the European Semester;


 -Identification of the national priorities in the direction of the Green Deal, coinciding with the global and especially with the European goals and their connection with the recovery plan;


 -Bulgaria to become an active contributor to the process of economic recovery in Europe based on the principles of the European Green Deal;


 -The inclusion of representatives of the coalition "For a green restart" in the Advisory Council for the Green Deal, headed by Mr. Tomislav Donchev;


 -The recovery of Bulgaria's economy after the coronavirus to be "green" and innovative, and to help resolve the climate crisis in which we find ourselves;


 -To include program measures in line with European goals and the slogan - "no one left behind" in all areas;


 -Involvement of the stakeholders in the processes of preparation of the strategic documents, in accordance with the European regulations, with a clear mechanism for acceptance of the proposals by the stakeholders.


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