site.btaBulgaria to Support Kyiv Declaration as Part of International Efforts to Assess Environmental Impact of Military Activities
The Government Wednesday approved the draft Kyiv declaration on the environment.
The declaration contains provisions for the implementation of the tasks set out in the eighth pillar of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s peace plan which has to do with the protection of the environment. The aim is to create an international mechanism for assessing the environmental impact of military activities, regardless of their location.
Bulgaria, which co-chairs the plan’s eighth pillar, takes a proactive stance by joining international efforts to ensure environmental stability in the region.
The draft declaration will be presented for discussion at an environment ministers' meeting during the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in the United Arab Emirates next month. The declaration will be finally adopted in Berlin in January 2024 at a meeting of environment ministers of Ukraine's partner countries dedicated to the implementation of Pillar 8 of the Ukrainian President's peace plan.