University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”

The Department “Economic Sciences” at Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hiliandarski” is pleased to invite you to join us in an international conference “Economic, Regional and Social Challenges in the Transition Towards a Green Economy”.

Scientists, business representatives, financial institutions, government officials and international organisations will attend the conference.

The conference is divided into 4 panels in which the various economic aspects of the green transition will be addressed.Scientists, business representatives, financial institutions, government officials and international organisations will attend the conference.

Global Green Agenda

The panel discussion will capitalize on the presentations of the progress made in the green transition by the European Union, China, the USA, South Korea, Russia, the UK, and other countries. While ambitious political commitments for climate action are made, there are pressing questions. How would those commitments transform into concrete actions and how to cope with the challenges without leaving anyone behind?

Macroeconomic stability, competitiveness, and convergence in the Green transition

Panelists will present their macroeconomic analyses and assessment of the anticipated effects of the green transition on the stability and the economic growth. Recent studies on the circular economy, sustainable development and the green investments will be presented placing the focus on financing the transition to green economy. Currently, creating green economies relies largely on the regulations and innovation in finance, while fiscal implications of the ambitious plans remain unclear. The panel will discuss those implications.

The social price of the green transformation

The participants in the discussion will anticipate the concept of a “green labour market”, tackling the problems with the decarbonisation driven labour demand and supply. The implications of green transition on poverty, inequality, unemployment and incomes will be discussed.

Regional, urban and sectoral aspects of the green transition

The panelists will present their academic studies and practical experience in economic sectors which have become greener, answering the question how to align market incentives and public funding with sectoral and global net-zero targets as well as how to stimulate the private sector to adapt to a greener economy. Several studies will navigate the discussion towards the challenges decarbonization would create for regional development and cohesion.

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Municipality of Plovdiv

Trakia Economic Zone

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