Bilyana Chobanova

Senior Sustainable Energy Policy Expert

Erfahrungen & Aktivitäten

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I am a highly experienced sustainable energy policy and governance expert with more than 23 years of experience in energy, energy efficiency and climate change governance, policy and programme analysis, support and strategic advisory at an international, national and local level. I have broad experience with sustainable energy policies and projects initiation, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; excellent knowledge of International and EU sustainable energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and related environmental strategies, policies and best practices. Currently, I am involved with the Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat as senior energy transition and green building expert and as such is providing technical assistance to cities from Central Asian, Africa, Middle East and the Pacific for the development of Sustainable Climate Action Plans.

During 2010 and 2020 I was Team Leader and Head of Unit (Senior Energy Efficiency Expert) at the International Energy Charter Secretariat. During this period, I worked with governments from member and observer countries on energy and energy efficiency governance matters, including by providing to the respective Energy Ministries policy advice and strategic guidance on the development and implementation/enforcement of sustainable energy policies aligned to international and EU best practices and legislation. I provided technical assistance on the development of laws, national plans and regulations; supporting long term national sustainable energy and investment strategies, delivering high-level policy talks, capacity building seminars, and best practice exchange workshops at national and international/regional levels. Earlier, I was involved in numerous international projects like in Russian Federation, Turkey, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria.

Country of origin/nationality:

Bulgaria / Bulgarian & Belgian

Working languages:

English – Russian – Bulgarian

TAGS (professional expertise):

– Energy

Geographical expertise:

– Balkans


– EU