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Bulgarian President: If we want green energy, Europe should not interfere with Russian gas supplies to Bulgaria

04 December 2018 , 16:06Neftegaz.RU580

Sofia, December 4 - Neftegaz.RU. According to Novinite, President Rumen Radev presented the Bulgarian position to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In it he linked ecologically clean energy to the supply of Russian gas to Bulgaria. 


When we talk about clean energy, let's not forget that it is important to have a safe and predictable energy. In this respect, Europe can also help us a lot if it does not create obstacles like in the past for the Russian gas supply to Bulgaria, but also for the European Union itself, Radev stressed during his speech to the Global Forum.


The head of state also said that a subsequent revision of the Paris agreement or an increase in ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions does not meet our national interests. He stressed that preserving thousands of jobs is a priority for Bulgaria.


We are on track to overcome our joint target of 20% reduction by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. In 2016, greenhouse gas emissions in Bulgaria decreased by 49% compared to the base year of 1988 and by 4.4% compared to the previous 2015, Radev said.


Speaking at the summit, the president reminded that in order to cope with the consequences of climate change, Bulgaria has already developed its National Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. He added that adapting to climate change is a matter that affects all sectors of society, requiring action by the private sector, civil society organizations and citizens themselves.



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