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Bulgaria has its first Metaministry

Bulgaria`s first Metaministry for green and digital transformation. © MOVE.BG

Just a few days ago, the Bulgarian community MOVE.BG announced the first Bulgarian Metaministry. So far, the Metaministry is existing only in the Metaverse, of course, but the MOVE.BG team is aiming to bring it also to the physical space.

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Metaministry? What is that about?

Why does Bulgaria need a Metaministry, you might wonder. The Metaministry, in its nature, is a project dedicated to fostering the green and digital transition in Bulgaria.

The global digital connectedness and limiting the effects of climate change are key factors for humanity’s success in the world tomorrow. However, Bulgaria is falling behind in key areas of its development. For instance, over 60% of the electricity in the country comes from coal power plants.

“Our country will continue to drop behind economically, energetically, socially, and scientifically if we don’t realize that climate change is affecting every area of our lives,” states the website of the Metaministry.

By creating a “ministry without an address”, the MOVE.BG community hopes to establish an institution that is responsible for the implementation of greener solutions in Bulgaria. The main functions of the Metaministry are planned to be:

  • Creating and implementing circular economy policies
  • Developing green innovations
  • Aiding the energy transition
  • Making the European climate goals and the means to their fulfillment a chance for long-term and quality reforms
  • Limiting the effects of climate change on people and nature
  • Preserving the nature and its resources
  • Implementing economic and sustainable development policies which will help Bulgaria make a leap in its development.

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What are the first steps?

The goals are set but what are the first actions that need to be taken? It all started in an open letter that MOVE.BG has sent to state institutions, political parties, and media outlets in October 2021. The letter included a proposal with concrete ideas for suporting the climate transition and the green transformation of Bulgaria.

According to the letter, the most important step is to create a working mechanism to coordinate the policies and actions of key ministries and departments, especially those focused on green and digital transformations:

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Economy
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Ministry of Environment and Waters
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
  • Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, and Communications
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Ministry of Health
  • State Agency for Research and Innovation.

By working together and establishing more and greener departments, the existing ministries can facilitate meaningful and impactful reforms. Green energy transition, reduction of emissions, circular economy, green innovations, protection of biodiversity, and better education are among the main examples of what could be improved.

More about the ideas and responsibilities of the first Metaministry, you can find on its official website.

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