The School is actively involved in the implementation of policies mitigating the effects of climate change in the municipality of Sofia. In collaboration with the experts from the municipality we have developed a “low carbon energy strategy of Sofia”. The strategy combines in one document a wide range of policies and measures to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere from the territory of Sofia Municipality. It will guide the city and national authorities, businesses and citizens through the way of achieving completely carbon neutral city by 2050. By developing the strategy Sofia ranks among the few cities in the world that consider a low-carbon energy strategy for each activity and policy.
The major goal of the document is to provide long-term healthy environment and carbon neutral development and prosperity of Sofia.
The specific objectives of the document are:
- to outline the key roads and political steps towards achieving a completely carbon neutral city by 2050;
- to provide basic development policies in the different sectors of the city;
- to provide initial guidance for the costs of the proposed policies;
- to propose specific approaches for greater citizen participation and support for further development of low carbon energy strategy of the city;