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The Center for Sustainable Development (UCSD) was established in December 2007 with a Decision of the Academic Council of the University of National and World Economy.  It main objective is organization and execution of interdisciplinary research covering all dimensions of the sustainable development: social, environmental, economic and institutional. That is why the research supposes participation of faculties from different departments at UNWE as well as from other tertiary institutions. The Center develops also teaching and study materials for various academic courses in the field of sustainable development.

The Board of Directors consists of seven members as follows: Chairman, Prof. Dr. Rumen Gechev (UNWE) - Director of the Center, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rumen Brussarski (UNWE), Ass. Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Tosheva (UNWE), Prof. Dr. Yoncho Pelovski (University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vesselin Minchev (Economic Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Ass. Prof. Teodor Atanasov, MSc (Sofia University “Kl. Ohridski”), Shteryo Nozharov, MSc (Director, Climate Change and Public Procurement Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Water Investment Policy.

Second International Conference:
25-26 September 2009, Sofia, UNWE


  1. Indicators and criteria for sustainable development.
  2. Sustainable development vs. Economic growth
  3. Monetary and Fiscal stimuli for eenvironmentally friendly production and consumption.
  4. Green subsidies and market mechanism.
  5. Environmentally sound economic growth factors, incentives, advantages and challenges.
  6. Sustainable development and Ccompetitiveness on micro, macro and international level.
  7. Sustainable Energy Production and competitiveness.
  8. Environmental and Social ethics of corporative behavior.
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