Bulgarian National Report on the State and Protection of the Environment 2010

The National Report on the State and Protection of the Environment is elaborated in accordance with art. 22, par. 1 of the Environmental Protection Act.

This year the Report was prepared in a new structure, including mainly environmental indicators and methodologies applied in the evaluation reports of the European Environment Agency (EEA) in accordance with recommendations for improving the assessments of the environment and a clear identification of trends. The goal, on the one hand, is clear formulation of the questions associated with the interaction between society and the environment, and on the other – providing information on the environment in Bulgaria, comparable to the assessments at pan-European level. An attempt was made to be covered the complex of relationships between sources of environmental impact, impact factors – emissions to air, water and soil, waste, noise impact, ionizing radiation; State of the environment; Impact on ecosystems and environment protection measures.