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National Strategy for Development of the Forestry Sector in the Republic of Bulgaria for the period 2013 - 2020

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2013
The National Strategy for 2013-2020 includes the contribution of the forest sector to climate mitigation as part of the strategic vision for 2013-2020. It further lays down three strategic objectives for the medium term:

1. Ensure sustainable development of the forestry sector by achieving an optimal balance between environmental functions and provision of long-term economic benefits and services
2. Enhance the role of forests in the economic growth of the country and balanced regional socio-economic development
3. Increase the contribution of the forest sector in the green economy'.

The corresponding priorities are:
1. Maintaining healthy, productive and multifunctional forest ecosystems that contribute to mitigating climate change
2. Conservation, restoration and maintenance of biological and landscape diversity in forest areas
3. Enhancing the vitality and competitiveness of the forest sector
4. Exploiting the potential of the forest sector to contribute to development of green economy."

  • 16% share of renewable energy in the gross final consumption of the country after 2020.
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2013
  • Increase forest area by afforestation of abandoned agricultural land, bare and deforested areas, eroded and endangered by erosion. Indicator: 1.4
    31.12.2011 total area 4 148 114 ha, wooded area: 3 774 778 ha 31.12.2010 Total stock: 644 840 247 m3 Total stock: 202 million tons by 2020
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2013
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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