Bulgaria's President to Open Conference on Green Economy in Danube Region

Society » ENVIRONMENT | June 25, 2013, Tuesday // 09:01

An international conference titled "Moving towards a resource-efficient, "green" economy in the Danube Region" starts Tuesday in Sofia.

The forum is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the European Commission representation in Bulgaria, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Poto?nik and Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director, Conservation of WWF International will deliver the keynote addresses at the conference.

According to Yulia Grigorova, Nature and Prosperity Coordinator at the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme, as cited by dnevnik.bg, one of the highlights of the event will be EU funds absorption for the European network of protected areas Natura 2000 during the next programming period.

In Grigorova's words, the conference aims to provide access to information about these opportunities in order to facilitate programming and absorption of EU funds for Natura 2000 in the period 2014-2020.

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