Waste Management & Recycling 16 – 18.04.2019
Waste Management & Recycling 16 – 18.04.2019

Rozalina Petrova

2017-01-30 16:05:03

Rozalina Petrova joined the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission in 2010 to work on the EU resource efficiency and circular economy agenda. She was also responsible for sustainable development, green jobs and mainstreaming of environmental policy in the Europe 2020 Strategy and the European Semester process.

Since 2015 she has been working on the waste legislative proposals presented by the European Commission in December 2015, focusing in particular on the waste targets and their impact. Before joining the European Commission, she dealt with labour and social policy at the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and at the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU. Rozalina holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". 


Building a green, circular and competitive economy for Europe is a key priority for the European Commission. It is essential to keep the momentum created by the adoption of the Circular Economy package in 2015 by actions at all levels. Rozalina Petrova from the Directorate General for Environment will talk about the progress made so far in closing the loop of design, production, consumption, and waste management, and the challenges and opportunities that the circular economy presents to the EU and to Bulgaria.

She will elaborate on the new initiatives in 2017, including on the role of waste-to-energy and on green finance. Finally, she will outline the advancement of the discussions on the 2015 waste legislative proposals that aim at achieving ambitious levels of waste recycling and significantly lower landfilling rates and at implementing effective instruments to improve waste management. 





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