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Climate Stories

By Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency

What is the role of people in climate change? In the Stories for the Climate podcast, we will not talk about the effects on the climate, but about the anxiety, care, skepticism about climate change, everyday life and the climate.
We will also talk about how we can educate ourselves about the climate, to seek and verify information and whether we should listen to others or decide for ourselves.
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Climate Stories, episode 60
Climate Stories, episode 60
Climate Stories Podcast Episode 60: Justine Toms has been involved in online media and online marketing since the late 1990s. He teaches, writes articles and books on the subject. Children, children and computers, the Internet and the web in general, the development of the web in Bulgaria, the green idea - these are her topics. Otherwise, she likes coffee, with friends, outdoors and playing with her children. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
28:41
November 24, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 59
Climate Stories, episode 59
Episode 59 of podcast Climate Stories says hello to Georgi Nenov. Georgi is a native of Sofia and confidently claims he is working on his dream - meeting and communicating with intelligent and successful people with whom he shares common values ​​- contribution, development, and freedom. He believes that people can achieve anything they desire if they are brave, persistent and in the right environment. He is a graduate of 91 NEG and UNSS. Subsequently, he worked in various international companies in Bulgaria (AECOM Ltd, Lufthansa Technik Logistic Services GmbH), spending more than a year in Hamburg, Germany, at the headquarters of Lufthansa Technik. In 2016, he created "Superman with Georgi Nenov". The podcast is becoming one of the most listened to in Bulgaria. Without any previous experience in creating content and journalism, but with the help of a tablet, a friend, a lot of enthusiasm and enviable persistence, he managed to record and broadcast over 300 episodes of the podcast within the last 6 years, reaching over 30,000 Bulgarians all over Holy. At the beginning of 2018 decided to leave his secure, high-paying corporate job and return to Bulgaria to focus entirely on his contribution to the development of the environment in our country through the podcast and other entrepreneurial projects. Apart from being a co-host in other podcasts, Georgi does not stop sharing his knowledge and experience with others in order to have more and more quality projects, businesses and podcasts in our country. He divides his free time fairly between his fiancee, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fitness, reading and listening to books and his favourite motorcycle. Georgi identifies his ability to perform reckless actions, which he wisely calls "courage", as one of his superpowers and as the foundation of the success of "Superman with Georgi Nenov". His personal mission is to help people believe in themselves through the only external mechanism that works - personal example. He himself would sum it all up in three simple words: "You can too!"
29:34
November 17, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 57
Climate Stories, episode 57
In episode 57 of the Climate Stories podcast we welcome Evgeni Kanev a Doctor of Economics, and managing partner of the investment consulting company "Maconis". He was the managing director for Europe of the American company Tello Corporation and director of Corporate Finance at KPMG Bulgaria. In his long career as an investment consultant, he has led a large number of mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and financing projects in a number of Eastern European countries and Ireland. He holds an MBA from Illinois State University (USA) and a Diploma in Finance and Accounting from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of Great Britain (ACCA). He specialized in corporate finance in Great Britain, Belgium and Germany. Youtube episode also available on Youtube. 
23:19
November 04, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 52
Climate Stories, episode 52
In the last episode #52 before our summer break of the "Climate Stories" podcast, we offer a valuable conversation with Marina Stefanova, PhD. in Social Management at the Faculty of Economics of the University of St. Kliment Ohridski". The central focus of Marina's work is sustainable development and corporate responsibility, start-ups and social entrepreneurship, project management, as well as alternative dispute resolution and mediation. Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
22:24
August 05, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 55
Climate Stories, episode 55
Listen to our conversation with Gencho Kerezov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia for "Digitalization, Innovation and Economic Development" in episode 55 of the "Climate Stories" podcast. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
28:28
July 28, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 51
Climate Stories, episode 51
In episode #51 is the third and final part of our conversation with Dr. Hristo Panchev, advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister's political cabinet on climate policies. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
13:13
July 21, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 50
Climate Stories, episode 50
In episode #50, we offer the second part of our conversation with Dr. Hristo Panchev, advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister's political cabinet on climate policies. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
16:05
July 14, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 49
Climate Stories, episode 49
In episode #49 of the "Climate Stories" podcast, we welcome Hristo Panchev Ph.D., Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister's political office on climate policies. Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
27:11
July 07, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 48
Climate Stories, episode 48
Episode 48 of the "Stories for the climate" podcast presents a meaningful conversation with Svetlana Boyanova, President of the Institute for Agro-Strategies and Innovations and AgroHub.BG Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
33:31
June 30, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 47
Climate Stories, episode 47
Episode 47 of the "Stories for the climate" podcast offers an interview with Christina Eskenazi, Chair of the AI Cluster Board and Chairman of the Board of the Biotechnology Cluster. Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
18:17
June 16, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 46
Climate Stories, episode 46
In episode #46 of Stories for the Climate, we are delighted to present Ognyan Atanasov, Vice President of CITUB, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION, SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK. Podcast also available on Youtube. 
23:26
June 16, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 45
Climate Stories, episode 45
Episode 45 of "Stories for the Climate" podcast hosts in tandem Vera Petkanchin, Chief Operating Officer, and Vihren Mitev, Expert projects on circular economy and green entrepreneurship at Junior Achievement Bulgaria. Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
18:17
June 16, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 44
Climate Stories, episode 44
In episode #44 of the Stories for the climate podcast, we talked to Georgi Stefanov, Deputy Chief of Staff. the Prime Minister for Climate Policy in the Council of Ministers and a former Chief Climate Expert of WWF Bulgaria.  Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
38:58
April 21, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 43
Climate Stories, episode 43
Episode #43 of the Stories for the climate podcast offers a conversation with Julian Popov, President of the European Institute for Building Efficiency, Brussels. The topic is again energy but through the prism of energy efficiency. Tune in! Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
27:19
April 14, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 42
Climate Stories, episode 42
In episode #42 of the podcast "Stories for the Climate" we offer you a meaningful conversation with Mrs. Vesna Baltina, Deputy Mayor of Burgas Municipality for Strategic Development and Ecology, Digitalization and Adaptation to Climate Change. Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
15:16
April 04, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 41
Climate Stories, episode 41
Stories for the Climate, episode # 41 presents Mr. Stoyan Markov, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development of Sliven Municipality, Bulgaria. Podcast episode is available also on Youtube.
30:41
March 17, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 40
Climate Stories, episode 40
In episode #40 of the podcast "Stories for the Climate" we offer one exciting conversation with Dr. Dragomir Tsanev, Executive Director of EnEffect. Podcast episode is available also on Youtube.
26:24
March 11, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 39
Climate Stories, episode 39
Enjoy the 39th episode of the podcast "Stories for the Climate" with Elitsa Panayotova, coordinator of SOfia GREEN project.  Podcast episode available also on Youtube.
28:54
February 03, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 38
Climate Stories, episode 38
In episode #38 you can hear a conversation with Georgi Simeonov, Head of the Investment and European Programs Directorate, Municipality of Stara Zagora. Podcast episode available also on Youtube. 
21:54
January 27, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 37
Climate Stories, episode 37
In episode #37 episode, Nadya Sultanova from Urban Impact Ventures shares facts about the impact of cities on the climate, which are worth thinking about... Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
24:06
January 20, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 36
Climate Stories, episode 36
In episode 36 of the podcast "Stories for the Climate" we welcome as a guest Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kosyo Stoychev. He is a lecturer at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ”, Head of the Department of Regional and Political Geography at the GGF. Dr. Stoychev is a doctor and associate professor of economic and social geography with research interests in regional development and localization analysis. Topics of his courses are Geography of the World Economy; Spatial planning and urban planning; Methods of regional analysis; Regional development policies and others. He is the head of the master's program "Regional Studies and Sustainable Regions". Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
29:37
January 13, 2022
Climate Stories, episode 35
Climate Stories, episode 35
In episode 35 of the podcast "Climate Stories" we welcome as a guest Stefan Krastev, Deputy Mayor of Pernik Municipality. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
21:46
December 09, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 34
Climate Stories, episode 34
Listen to the second part of our conversation with Georgi Stefanov, Head of Climate and Energy at WWF - what was China's position in the context of #COP26? Where is Bulgaria's place among the world's economic giants? Follow up! Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
25:16
December 02, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 33
Climate Stories, episode 33
We begin the first of two or more episodes of the "Stories for the climate" podcast on the big topic COP 26 with Georgi Stefanov, Head of Climate and Energy Department at WWF - Bulgaria. What did the leaders tell us? What decisions were made and what were not made? Tune in! Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
27:07
November 25, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 32
Climate Stories, episode 32
The 32th episode of "Story of the climate" podcast presents another intriguing conversation about the connection between climate and investment - today our guest is Rositsa Raykova, Head of Investment Department, Stara Zagora Municipality.  Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
21:50
November 18, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 31
Climate Stories, episode 31
In today's episode, we continue the topic of the relationship between climate and investment in a conversation between colleagues in the Board of Directors of Zagore Industrial Zone: Radoslav Tanev, who is its executive director and member of the Board of Directors, and Rumyana Grozeva, a member of the Board of Directors. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
23:37
November 11, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 30
Climate Stories, episode 30
Check the 30th episode of "Stories for the Climate podcast where our guest is Eng. Plamen Panchev, the founder of the Thrace Economic Zone. In 2013, it united under this brand the 6 industrial zones around Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
19:50
November 04, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 29
Climate Stories, episode 29
Check the 29th episode of "Stories for the Climate podcast where our guest is Viktor Gusev, Head of the "Investment Analysis" Department at the Sofia Municipal Agency for Privatization and Investments. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
24:49
October 28, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 28
Climate Stories, episode 28
Stories for the Climate, episode 28 - our guest Leona Aslanova Leona Aslanova is a consultant in the field of innovation with 15 years of professional experience. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
19:48
September 16, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 26
Climate Stories, episode 26
Stories for the Climate, episode 26 - our guest is Natasha Dzhurkova In episode 26 of "Climate Stories" we present Natasha Dzhurkova. Her professional path is as a psychologist and pedagogical advisor at "Exarch Antim I" Secondary School in Kazanlak. For many years she has been the coordinator of all Comenius, Erasmus + and eTwinning projects at the school. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
23:20
July 16, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 25
Climate Stories, episode 25
Stories for the Climate, episode 25 - our guest Alexandra Nissimova In the week when the SUP Directive came into force, we offer you an exciting conversation with Alexandra Nisimova - founder of SLAMka - an innovative alternative to plastic straws - wheat straws. Alexandra has a master's degree in Ecological Biotechnology and is an ecologist at heart. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
20:10
July 08, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 24
Climate Stories, episode 24
Stories for the Climate, episode 24 - our guest Dr. Milen Baltov Prof. Dr. Milen Baltov is Vice-Rector of the Burgas Free University. The only Bulgarian in the mission for "Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters" of the newly formed boards and assemblies of the EC in the five areas for formulating innovation and research missions of the future. The mission is led by former World Trade Organization Director-General and EU Commissioner Pascal Lamy. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
27:22
July 01, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 23
Climate Stories, episode 23
Stories for the Climate, episode 23 - our guest Vladimir Spasov In today's episode, we discuss on environment and energy with a key representative of the business: Eng. Vladimir Spasov - procurator of one of the largest manufacturers of hydraulic components worldwide. Business is expected to be a major driver of decarbonisation "on the ground". Eng. Spasov is part of the "golden ten" in the thirteenth edition of the competition "Manager of the Year" for 2020. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
16:17
June 24, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 22
Climate Stories, episode 22
Stories for the Climate, episode 22 - our guest Mariya Trifonova Maria Trifonova is a lecturer at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", where she coordinates the master's program "Energy Markets and Services". As a researcher, she also participates at national and international applied research in the field of energy economics and policy. She graduated Economics and Business at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Throughout her professional career she has been analyzing the technological and socio-economic development of the energy sector. She was the program director of the Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association. Maria has studied the energy transition in various European countries as part of the team of the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) in Karlsruhe, Germany. In her dissertation she analyzes the role of institutions for the development of the RES sector in selected European countries. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
25:44
June 17, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 21
Climate Stories, episode 21
Stories for the Climate, episode 21 - our guest Prof. Dariya Vladikova (part 2) Daria Vladikova is a professor of electrochemistry and a doctor of chemical sciences. She has worked in the field of crystal growth, solid state chemistry and materials science. For the past 15 years, her research interests have focused on electrochemical studies of solid oxide fuel cells. Author of over 100 publications, incl. co-author of one monograph, 5 chapters in collective monographs and an article in the Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Energy Sources (Elsevier). Prof. Vladikova is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Management Board of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Joint Undertaking (FCH Joint Undertaking), a representative of BAS in the General Assembly of the New European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Research Group (N.ERGHY) and in the Management Committee of the European Energy Research Alliance. Winner of the Hermann Gör Award at the European Fuel Cell Forum. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
20:37
June 10, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 20
Climate Stories, episode 20
Stories for the Climate, episode 20 - our guest Prof. Dariya Vladikova (part 1) Daria Vladikova is a professor of electrochemistry and a doctor of chemical sciences. She has worked in the field of crystal growth, solid state chemistry and materials science. For the past 15 years, her research interests have focused on electrochemical studies of solid oxide fuel cells. Author of over 100 publications, incl. co-author of one monograph, 5 chapters in collective monographs and an article in the Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Energy Sources (Elsevier). Prof. Vladikova is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Management Board of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Joint Undertaking (FCH Joint Undertaking), a representative of BAS in the General Assembly of the New European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Research Group (N.ERGHY) and in the Management Committee of the European Energy Research Alliance. Winner of the Hermann Gör Award at the European Fuel Cell Forum. Tune in for part 2 of the interview next Thursday, 10.June 2021. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
18:48
June 03, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 19
Climate Stories, episode 19
Stories for the Climate, episode 19 - our guest Jivka Ovcharova Prof. Dr. of Engineering Sciences, DHK Jivka Ovcharova, a world name in the field of virtual reality. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
23:50
May 31, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 18
Climate Stories, episode 18
Stories for the Climate, episode 18 - our guest Ognyan Zlatev. Ognyan Zlatev has been the head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria for more than 6 years. Since 2019, he holds the same position but in Croatia. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
19:14
May 20, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 17
Climate Stories, episode 17
Stories for the Climate, episode 17 - our guest Vessela Tcherneva. Vessela Cherneva is Head of the Sofia Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations - a pan-European foreign policy think tank. She has worked as a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Political Secretary at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC, USA. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
23:03
May 13, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 16
Climate Stories, episode 16
Stories for the Climate, episode 16 - our guest Teodor Stoychev Teodor Stoychev is the head of the Bureau of the European Parliament in Bulgaria. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
25:42
May 10, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 15
Climate Stories, episode 15
Stories for the Climate, episode 15 - our guest Kostadin Sirleshtov Lawyer Kostadin Sirleshtov is a Managing Partner at CMS Sofia and Head of the Energy and Climate Change Department for Central and Eastern Europe. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
29:14
April 29, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 14
Climate Stories, episode 14
Stories for the Climate, episode 14 - our guest Lyubomir Nokov Lyubomir Nokov is a manager and partner in "Bio Bulgaria", which produces organic products from harmonica bio-brand. The business started in 2008 with a small organic milk dairy in the village of Malo Buchino. The first product of the harmonica brand is yogurt. Since then, the company has expanded its portfolio to over 100 products in various categories. All of them are bio-certified and typical for the regional and local culture in nutrition and mainly of Bulgarian origin. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
29:33
April 22, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 13
Climate Stories, episode 13
Stories for the Climate, episode 13 - our guest Sasha Bezuhanova & Apostil Dyankov Sasha Bezuhanova is one of the emblematic figures in the development of the IT environment in Bulgaria and its rise at the international level. In 2006 it managed to attract Hewlett-Packard in Bulgaria, as a result of which the company opened its Global Center for Remote Services (Global Delivery Center) in Bulgaria, which today employs about 5,000 people. In addition, it has been used to create the National ICT Competitiveness Strategy. Apostol Dyankov holds a Bachelor's degree in Environment and Economics from Oberlin College, USA. He works as an environmental consultant and expert on sustainable development. He is very interested in the problems of environmental ethics, the end of oil and green design. He loves to write, travel and climb mountains. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
28:52
April 15, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 12
Climate Stories, episode 12
Stories for the Climate, episode 12 - our guest dr. Stoilko Apostolov Dr. Stoilko Apostolov graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Thracian University in Stara Zagora. He has numerous trainings, internships and qualifications in Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic on the topic of organic production. Since 1996 he has been working for the development of organic and sustainable agriculture in Bulgaria through various projects implemented by the Bioselena Foundation, which was founded by the Scientific Institute of Organic Agriculture FIBL - Switzerland. Podcast episode also available on Youtube.
24:00
April 08, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 11
Climate Stories, episode 11
Stories for the Climate, episode 11 - our guest Lyubo Georgiev Ljubo Georgiev has been the director of Sofiaplan since the end of July 2017. In parallel, he is the head of the team working to create a Vision for Sofia. Podcast episode also available on Youtube. 
19:50
April 01, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 10
Climate Stories, episode 10
Stories for the Climate, episode 10 - our guest - Lilyana Pavlova Ms. Pavlova is currently Vice President of the European Investment Bank. Vice-President Pavlova's areas of oversight include the cohesion policy, financing of economic and social cohesion and advisory activities. Podcast also available on Youtube.
22:06
March 25, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 9
Climate Stories, episode 9
Stories for the Climate, episode 9 - our guest - Tsvetan Kyulanov. Tsvetan Kyulanov has been acting Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria since September 1, 2019. Podcast available also on Youtube.
21:09
March 18, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 8
Climate Stories, episode 8
Stories for the Climate, episode 8 - our quest - Atanas Georgiev
28:15
March 11, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 7
Climate Stories, episode 7
Stories for the Climate, episode 7 - our guest - Antoaneta Yotova Available also on Youtube.
23:01
March 04, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 6
Climate Stories, episode 6
Stories for the Climate, episode 6 - our guest - Genadi Kondarev, Za Zemyata Available also on Youtube. 
28:44
February 25, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 5
Climate Stories, episode 5
Stories for the Climate, episode 5 - guest Mr. Martin Zaimov Available also on Youtube.
27:40
February 18, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 4
Climate Stories, episode 4
Stories for the Climate, episode 4 - guest Mrs. Lyubomila Yordanova
22:09
February 11, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 3
Climate Stories, episode 3
Stories for the Climate, episode 3 - our guest Dr. Alexander Simidchiev
22:33
February 04, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 2
Climate Stories, episode 2
Stories for the Climate, episode 2 - our guest - Magi Maleeva
22:30
January 28, 2021
Climate Stories, episode 1
Climate Stories, episode 1
Stories for the Climate, episode 1 - our first guest - Julian Popov
23:11
January 26, 2021