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Polish Briefing 26 November, 2020 10:45 am   
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Polish Briefing: “Energy transition should serve both the economy and environment”

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What goes on in Poland on the 26th of November.

“Energy transition should serve both the economy and environment”

Counteracting economic and climate crises by implementing solutions related to environmental responsibility, business activities and cooperation with public administration are the main topics of the “Climate Positive – Agenda 2021” meeting organized on November 25, 2020 by the UN Global Compact, the Ministry of Climate and Environment states. The discussion was attended by Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment, and Deputy Minister Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński.

Minister Kurtyka pointed out that the climate and energy transformation towards a clean and green economy is one of the most important challenges facing Poland in the coming years. – This transformation concerns not only the energy sector, but also other sectors of the economy. Our goal is to conduct it in a way that will not only increase respect for the environment and climate, but also give impetus to the economy – he said.

– We want to stimulate the domestic industry and innovation. At the same time, we will try to gain social acceptance for our decisions by ensuring fair conditions for changes in the regions most exposed to the effects of the transformation – explained Michał Kurtyka, the head of the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

According to Deputy Minister Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, climate change is both an unprecedented challenge and a great opportunity, but in order to effectively counteract it, cooperation between the social, business and government sectors is necessary. – Poland’s energy transformation due to the complicated starting point and the large scope of anticipated changes will require the involvement of all stakeholders and will generate huge investment needs. Mobilizing private capital and engaging local stakeholders will be of key importance, he stressed.