Julian Popov

Independent expert
Energy and climate diplomacy, energy policies, low-carbon economy

Julian Popov is Fellow of the European Climate Foundation, Chairman of the Building Performance Institute Europe and Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria. He was the good will Bulgarian Ambassador for energy and climate policy and energy security adviser to the President of Bulgaria. Julian is the founding Vice Chancellor and current Board Member of the New Bulgarian University and cofounder of the Tunisian School of Politics. He was voted as one of the 40 most influential voices on European energy policies (N24) and also as one of the 40 most influential voices in the European energy efficiency policies (N25) by EurActiv. His articles on European and energy policy have been published by Financial Times, Project Syndicate, the Independent, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, EurActive and others. He is author of two books (“English Bulgaria or Switzerland in the Balkans”, “Island of Mists”), co-author of the books “The European Supergrid” and “Energy and Climate Diplomacy and of many comment and opinion articles on energy policies, European integration, low-carbon economy and international relations for the Bulgarian, British, Polish and other European media.

Strategies and options for electrification of public and delivery transport in large cities: focus on Sofia and comparison with other CEE cities