Sofia has been selected to participate in the Green Cities Initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and will receive a grant from the bank in the form of a 5-year plan to implement priority environmental projects. The plan is being prepared by a team of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arup. A wide range of local stakeholders will also be involved in the development process. The plan is expected to be completed within a year.
The invitation for the city’s participation in the Green Cities Initiative of EBRD is part of the successive efforts of Sofia Municipality to improve air quality and environmental care. An example of these efforts is the project for the purchase of 30 electric buses for Sofia Urban Transport (2018-2019), which will be realized with the support of the EBRD.