The implementation of one of the key projects of the Programme: "Environment protection and climate change", cofinanced by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, has started.
The project "Implementation of innovative measures for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in municipalities in Bulgaria" is predefined and implemented by the National Trust Ecofund in partnership with the municipalities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Kardzhali, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven together with a norwegian partner- Norwegian Association of the Local and Regional governments (KS).
The innovative project aims to improve the capacity of local authorities to plan, monitor and implement specific measures to mix impacts and adapt to climate change. The project will support the 8 (eight) municipal authorities to assess their strategic plans and programs and applied measures so far for mixing and adapting to climate change, while identifying gaps and potential risks. These are the municipalities with the highest risk of natural disasters such as floods, elevations, fires or high temperatures, combined with elevations that cause stress. As a result, it will be possible to apply the most advanced knowledge, experience and pilot innovative urban planning measures. Also, the results and good practices will be widely disseminated in other bulgarian municipalities.
Through the implementation of the Predefined project "Implementation of innovative measures for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in municipalities in Bulgaria" will once again confirm the cooperation and the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and donor countries - Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Additionaly, the implementation of future creativity and the adoption of innovative solutions to mitigate the impact and adapt to climate change will improve the quality of life in the 8 municipalities, which will be a testament to well-performed collaboration.
Predefined project №3 BGENVIRONMENT-4.001 "Implementation of innovative measures for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in municipalities in Bulgaria" has a total amount of financial assistance - 2,800,000 EUR, and the duration of project activities will be up to 42 months.