City Profiles

Burgas - Bulgaria

Main motivation for taking adaptation action

Burgas' main motivation for taking adaptation action is the imminent need to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climate change experienced in the area recently and to exchange with other cities from the EU in order to effectively take collective action.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one

Planned adaptation actions

Burgas' Development Plan contains concrete actions that tackle problems related to climate change. As part of the plan, a digital climate atlas, which assesses risks and identifies vulnerabilities for the territory of the municipality, will be produced. An air quality and temperature measurement system will be developed and measures related to green corridors and roofs will be introduced. Detailed measures will also be developed for floods, erosion, storms, extreme heat, and the preservation of the biodiversity in the wetlands that surround the city.

Good practice / spotlight item

Extending the green infrastructure within the city of Burgas
The municipality of Burgas has adopted a number of adaptation measures related to the extension of green infrastructure in the city in order to reduce heat stress, improve air quality, and ultimately improve the overall quality of life and well-being of its citizens. These measures are part of a series of integrated projects related to the renovation of the urban area of Burgas and consist of the creation of green spaces, water surfaces, and vegetation pergolas on key pedestrian areas. This has helped to improve the city's urban environment and ensure its attractiveness and sustainability by creating urban areas in which people can comfortably live, work and relax.
Burgas
A leafy pergola installed on a pedestrian street in Burgas

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Droughts
  • Flooding
  • Storms

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Health
  • Transport

Mayor

Dimitar Nikolov

Population

230000 inhabitants

Contact person

Jana Koleva
Chief Expert, European Programmes and Policies Directorate

Email

j.koleva@burgas.bg
Website

Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

15 Aug 2014

Last Update

18 Oct 2016

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