Reports, Bulletins

Executive Environment Agency prepares and publishes nationally representative information about the environment and natural resources. For this purpose, a wide range of specialized Internet bulletins are developed – daily, three-month and annual. The website also publishes the National State of the Environment Report and other specialized reports. Part of the bulletins and reports are available as printed publications.

National Report on the State of Environment in Bulgaria

The National State of the Environment (SoE) Report is developed by experts teams of the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) and Executive Environmental Agency (ExEA) together with other institutions - Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and National Statistical Institute. The data for the report is provided by the National System for Environmental Monitoring, administered by ExEA, Regional Environmental Inspectorates, National Statistical Institute and the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. This is a publication announcing the policy and activities of the MOEW and its bodies for improving the environment.

The report includes information on the following economic sectors: energy, industry, transport and agriculture, and related development of emissions of harmful substances in air, water, soil pollution, waste generated, energy and natural resources, disturbed land plots, noise and ionizing effects.

The report describes the Quality status of the components of the environment and outlines trends are, using key indicators used in publications of the European Environment Agency. Included is information on fulfilling the commitments of the country to the Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone. Trends in the status of individual species for ten years are followed and the process for approval and announcement of protected areas NATURA 2000 network is described. Examined are the main directions of environmental policy and government regulation of the use and protection of the environment. Presented is information about unsolved problems and unfulfilled commitments of the country in implementation of the National and European legislation in Environment.

National Report on Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Bulgaria

The Annual national reports on the inventory of greenhouse gases are issued in connection with the commitments of Bulgaria to the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) and include greenhouse gas emissions by sources and the country sinks under the UNFCCC approved methodology.

Framework Convention of Climate Change is the first major international legal instrument affecting climate change globally. The main objective of the Convention is "to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases (GG) in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". In 1995 Bulgaria ratified the UNFCCC.

At the third Conference of the parties to the UNFCCC held in 1997 in the city of Kyoto, Japan, signed "Kyoto Protocol". Its main objective is "To reduce GG emissions worldwide, a total of 5%". By ratifying the Kyoto Protocol in July 2002, Bulgaria undertook the duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8% compared to emission levels in 1988, chosen as the base. Bulgaria fulfills its obligations under the UNFCCC to prepare and periodically update inventories of greenhouse gases in the country by sources and sinking by sinks. In accordance with these obligations Bulgaria presents these annual inventories, starting with the base 1988.

Inventories include direct emissions of greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O); precursors of greenhouse gases (NOx, CO and NMVOCs) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Hidrofluorcarbon emissions (HFCs), perfluorcarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) are being studied in Bulgaria since 1995.

All inventories are carried out in compliance with those developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines for national greenhouse gas emissions by sources and sinks, starting from the draft document prepared in 1994 and coming to the final "Revised version of the guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" in 1996 and "better" practices guidance issued.

Recalculation of emissions was made in two specific moments:
1. recalculation of the emissions included in the first national release, and some adjustments to previous estimates - based on experience gained and new data obtained;
2. recalculation in 2000, covering all years of the observed period. Reason for this is the implementation of the revised guidelines, which require assessment of some new sources and modification of inaccurate methods to some sources (e.g. N2O emissions from agricultural land). At the same time appearance of new data activities requires precision of estimates.

Daily Bulletins

Daily Bulletin for Air Quallity

Last recorded exceedances of the alarm thresholds for NO2, SO2 and O3

Daily Bulletin for Radiological Situation


National State of the Environment Report

Information for landfills and waste treatment facilities

CORINE Land Cover 2000 Project

CORINE Land Cover 2006 Project

CORINE News Release

National Biodiversity Monitoring System

Register of protected areas in Bulgaria

E-PRTR - European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

Step It Up 2007

Resources for the Future


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