On 11/02/2021 (Thursday) from 10:00 to 14:30 in the hall "Zelenika" in the complex, Green Hill SZREDA together with the Black Sea Energy Research Center hosted the 6th meeting of the DeCarb design working group, funded by Interreg Europe and TRACER, implemented by BSERC and funded by Horizon2020.

The meeting was held with great interest in a hybrid version - online and live. There were over 50 participants.

The focus of that meeting was put over started preparation of Territorial Just Transition Plans in Bulgaria – Stara Zagora, Pernik, and Kyustendil.

The experience of other EU coal regions that are going through similar processes was represented. The stakeholders were able to get to know interregional experience, lessons learned, and good practices to be implemented in our region.

Territorial Just Transition Plans will be prepared for the first time and their purpose is to ensure a smooth transition to low-carbon industries/services/productions of a regional economy heavily dependent on fossil fuel.

For Stara Zagora Region preparation of Territorial Just Transition Plans is a key moment. Development of the region is depending on this document: workplaces, investments, standard, and quality of life. The efforts of the SZREDA team are aimed at ensuring of information and experience of other regions, organizations, and institutions which to be maximum used for the regional level.

We would like to express special thanks to our panels Angel Nikolaev, Dr. Lefteris Topaloglou, NikoNatek, Brieuc Posnic, Desislava Kraleva, Sebastian Hyzyk, Assoc. Prof. Nelly Grozeva, Karel Tichý, Tomas Burdych, Prof. Hristo Vassilev and Julian Popov for their great contribution in the dialogue on decarbonization, fair transition, and territorial plans for fair transition.

AGENDA and Presentations you can find here