Moving to a circular economy will provide our country with economic growth and a better environment. This was said by Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Yanko Topalov during a round table on ‘Realities and Prospects for the Bulgarian Circular Economy’ in Plovdiv today.
‘The transition from a linear to a sustainable, low-carbon economy is one of the top priorities not only for Bulgaria, but also for the whole of Europe. We can achieve economic growth through united and focused efforts to introduce innovative technologies to implement the green and digital transition,’ Deputy Minister Topalov emphasized. In his words, the economic systems of the member states are currently being put to the test, but this should not slow down and stop the implementation of this process, which will help build sustainability in the long term’.
Participants in the round table discussed the topic that Bulgaria is among the countries most affected by the transition to climate neutrality. This is due to the fact that our country is still extremely dependent on fossil fuels and carbon intensive processes. In this regard, Deputy Minister Topalov commented that ‘timely measures are needed to reduce carbon leakage for those energy and resource intensive sectors’.
The round table was held in a hybrid format and the organizers of the event — representatives of the management of the Higher School of Agribusiness and Regional Development, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Association of Economics and Management in Industry Teachers, the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria — Plovdiv Branch, Bulgarian Entrepreneurship and the Way Forward, KCM 2000 AD — took part in the discussion.