VOD Forum “Mission Green Sofia: Prepared for the Future”

Watch the full recording of the forum, during which 150 ideas for green development of Sofia have been presented. The event has been attended by the Mayor of Sofia, Mr. Vasil Terziev, representatives of the main parties in the Sofia City Council, as well as experts from the business and civil sector.

От МOVE.BG, публикувана на 22 април 2024

Why is the Mission to turn Sofia into a green city the Mission to live happier, healthier, and richer?

What are the solutions for a successful green transformation of the capital city?

What is the vision of politicians and experts to make Sofia one of the green and innovative leaders in Europe?

On Earth Day we were talking for a conversation about concrete solutions for a better future for the city we live in.

With us is the Mayor of Sofia Mr. Vasil Terziev, councilors from the main parties in the Sofia City Council, business representatives, and experts from the civil sector. 

Moderator of the forum: Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of MOVE.BG.

The forum "Mission Green Sofia: Prepared for the Future" is supported by Veolia Bulgaria.

Watch a full recording of the forum in Bulgarian language here.

The Conversation

During the forum, we will discuss several key topics for Sofia's green and innovative future:

  • what are the solutions for a successful energy transition of Sofia Municipality, including the reform of Sofia district heating
  • how to implement the green transformation of the economy and why it is important for businesses to be part of the green development of the municipality
  • what are the solutions for introducing nature-based solutions to successfully tackle the manifestations of climate change
  • how to coordinate Sofia's green transformation to make the capital one of Europe's green and innovative leaders 

During the forum, for the first time MOVE.BG presented the special report "Mission Green Sofia: Prepared for the Future", which contains over 150 recommendations for a successful green transformation of Sofia and other municipalities in Bulgaria. The recommendations are based on the ideas of 55 experts that MOVE.BG gathered in a special format to generate solutions.

Forum schedule

09:30-09:40 - Mission Green Sofia: Why Green Transformation is Important - opening remarks by Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of MOVE.BG and moderator of the forum 

09:40-09:50 - Mission Green Sofia: Solutions for the New Administration - Welcome speech by Vasil Terziev, Mayor of Sofia Municipality, member of the Board of the National Association of Municipalities in Bulgaria

09:50-10:55 - Roundtable "Mission Green Sofia: the Ways Forward"

Roundtable participants:

  • Borislav Kolev, Energy Expert, part of "Save Sofia"
  • Anna Stoykova, GERB-SDS Municipal Councillor in the Sofia Municipal Council 
  • Ivan Peshev, Municipal Councilor from "BSP for Bulgaria" in the Sofia Municipal Council
  • Genady Kondarev, Senior Associate for Central and Eastern Europe, E3G
  • Associate Professor Marina Stefanova, PhD, Vice Dean for Sustainable Development, Empowerment and Engagement, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University
  • Diana Dimitrova, Conservation Director, WWF Bulgaria

Moderator of the forum: Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of MOVE.BG.

10:55-11:00 - Closing Remarks

The forum is part of MOVE.BG's "Mission Green Sofia" initiative, dedicated to supporting Sofia's green transformation and making the capital a model for green development for other municipalities in Bulgaria.

We are making our sustainable tomorrow together!

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