Biodivervity in Bulgaria :: BD and climate change
The intense industrial development over the last century particularly in the “developed world” and deforestation processes are considered the major causes for the global warming. The evidence of it nowadays is the increase of the global average temperatures, extreme weather events, change of evaporation and precipitation regimes, droughts, snow cover decline and glacier retreat.
International Policy and Legislation
CBD Technical Series No 10: Interlinkages between biological diversity and climate change. Advice on the integration of biodiversity considerations into the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol (PDF file)
‘Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook’ - a report produced by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace International (25 January 2007).
UNEP- WCMC Programme on Climate Change
In 1998 WCMC established a Biodiversity and Climate Change Programme. This Programme has been relatively loosely structured, with the intention of being cross-cutting and linking together the many different areas of expertise across the Centre. A number of activities have already been undertaken, with several others ongoing and many more under development.
Being aware that climate change is likely to have considerable impacts on most or all ecosystems, the Programme focuses on the following impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems:
Read more about the Programme’s projects and activities:
Biodiversity and Climate Change Policy in Bulgaria
The web page provides access to:
- Documents related to international agreements and national progress reports on CLIMATE CHANGE issues.
- Partnerships of MoEW
- Contact persons
Project "Bulgarian National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Improved Global Environmental Management" was implemented by the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with resources of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) during the period 1 December 2002 – 31 December 2004 .
The project enabled an in-depth assessment of the existing capacities of Bulgaria to fulfill its obligations under three UN Conventions - the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification and developed Strategy and Plan for capacity improvement.
The Strategy and Plan are inseparable parts of the draft National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan 2005 – 2014. The NCSA Strategy and Plan will become official documents with the adoption of the National Environmental Strategy by the Council of Ministers and the National Assembly.
The Strategy and Plan are available for downloading from the web site along with all the other project documents.
The information provided includes facts, news, documents and good practices both worldwide and in Bulgaria.