Climate change and environment
The Republic of Bulgaria actively participates in multilateral climate change negotiations. We are party to:
- The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted on 5 June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro;
- The Kyoto Protocol, which contains legally binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
- The Paris Global Climate Agreement, which provides for enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change.
Bulgaria is also party to a number of environmental conventions regulating the international legal regime in the field of the environment and the protection of biodiversity, water, air and soil in transboundary contexts: Convention on the Cooperative and Sustainable Use of the Danube River, Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea, Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Convention on the Transboundary Impacts of Industrial Accidents, Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context , Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure in International Trade in Certain Hazardous Chemical Substances and Pesticides , etc.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs monitors the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, formulated in implementation of the UNGA resolution "Transforming our world: An Agenda for Sustainable Development by 2030" of 25 September 2015. Their implementation is expected to fully or partially address a number of pressing issues and challenges facing humanity.