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National Advisory Council for Sustainable Development, Ministry for the Environment and Water

Национален консултативен съвет за устойчиво развитие, Министерство на околната среда и водите


Name: Ms. Gania Hristova

Position: Director of Department of Environmental Policy

Phone: +359 2 940 6245

Address: Ministry of Environment and Water

22 Maria Louiza Blvd.

Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria



Mission Statement

The major objective of the Council is to coordinate the development of the first NSDS of Bulgaria and to report on its implementation ‘to International Bodies’.

Composition and Membership

The Inter-departmental Advisory Council for Sustainable Development was established in 2006, following the recommendations in the EU SDS.

Chair: The Minister of Economy and Energy.

The members of the Council are vice-ministers and directors of specialised administrations whose activities are related to SD.

Role and Functions

  • advising on government policy or making policy recommendations, including NSDS

Recent Activities

After a period of broad consultation (September 2007 – September 2008) with public authorities, stakeholders, academia, NGOs, etc., further analysis and improvements to the draft text were coordinated by the Advisory Council before the NSDS was submitted for adoption by the Council of Ministers.