Tuesday, 18 August 2020
There are currently no specific formal mechanisms for integrating stakeholders into the 2030 Agenda implementation process.
National strategies, plans and programmes are published on the Portal for public consultations before their adoption. Each strategic document in preparation has a certain policy area, target group, date of opening of consultations and deadline for consultations. The target group of most strategic documents is “all interested parties”.
In the process of the preparation of the VNR, multiple stakeholders have been actively consulted and their views were reflected.
Businesses, CSOs/NGOs, research and academia are aware of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. They have launched numerous initiatives and projects directly linked to SDG implementation.
Multiple private companies conduct environmentally friendly policies and have united in various associations (Bulgarian Association of Corporate Social Responsibility Specialists, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, UN Global Compact Network Bulgaria, Green Circle, etc.).
Many universities are introducing educational programmes and research projects related to sustainable development (Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Protection, Biomanagement & Sustainable Development, etc.). In 2017, the “Unity Initiative” of Bulgarian scientists presented for public consultation a document called “Views on national goals and priorities for sustainable development in Bulgaria”.