At the next COP19, all eyes will be on Poland. Not only will the country have the chance to lead the UN climate negotiations and play a key role on the international stage, it will also have an opportunity to weight in the debate about the future of the European Union itself. For this reason, the Greens/EFA group organise a debate with both the Polish citizens and activists from around the world. Our aim is to give everybody an opportunity to express their views about the Polish, European and global choices about the future.
Leaders and multipliers engaged in initiatives or citizens’ networks, interested citizens.
Zieloni Polska, Polish Climate Coalition, Heinrich Böll Foundation – Warsaw office, Warsaw University, Forum Od-Nowa, OIKOS, European Green Party, Federation of Young European Greens.
Skwer Hoover'a, Krakowskie Przedmieście 60A, Warsaw
Attention: the number of places is limited (reservation needed)
After the film we invite for a discussion with the director - Lech Kowalski, José Bové (MEP) and people who protest against shale gas exploitation in Poland.
9:00 – registration and coffee
9:30 – Introductory speech – Rebecca Harms – co-president of the Group of Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
9:45–10:45 - Panel 1 (PL/EN/FR/DE)
Poland, European Union, the Earth – what should be the ambition for the Polish COP 19 presidency
Moderator: Bas Eickhout – MEP, the Netherlands
11:00–11:30 - Coffee break
11:30–13:00 - Parallel workshops
Renewable jobs - jobs in renewables – facts and myths
Moderator: Yannick Jadot – Green MEP from France
Coal in Poland: Treasure or poisoned chalice?
Moderator: Satu Hassi – Green MEP from Finland
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:30 - Have Your Say! co-operative discussion game Energy Re-mix
Poland needs to define its energy mix - a mix that will secure heating and electricity provision for decades to come. Participants of the cooperative discussion game Energy Re-mix will jointly decide on which energy sources it should be based.
15:30-16:00 - Coffee break
16:00-16:30 - Harvesting/presentation of the results (30 min) to the Plenary
16:00 - coffee break
16:30-18.00 - Poland 2030 – strategic choices in social and territorial development
City movements – changing space, changing society
Moderator: Artur Celiński (Res Publica Nowa)
Agriculture, food, energy – what investment is needed in the rural areas in Poland?
Moderator: Adam Wajrak (Gazeta Wyborcza)
18:00-18:30 Joint feedback session
20:00 Green city lights – a drink with a DJ (Sztuki i Sztuczki, Szpitalna 8a)
9:00-10:30 Breakfast meeting:
What gives you energy to work for society? (PL/EN/FR)
Moderator: Roman Kurkiewicz
Guest: José Bové (MEP from France) and Mira Stanisławska-Meysztowicz (Foundation Our Earth)
10:30-12:00 - Mobilizing People for a healthier, cleaner, greener Poland
How could a greener Poland inspire the rest of the World and lead the way towards a successful outcome of the climate negotiations? (PL/EN/FR/DE)
Moderator: Bas Eickhout
12:00 - Special floor to representatives of the NGOs (that arrive by train BXL-WAW) (PL/EN/FR/DE)
12:45 - Conclusion of the conference (PL/EN/FR/DE) – Rebecca Harms
13:15-13:30 - Photo/ Action outside of the building with the speakers and all participants
14:00-14:30 - Join the NGOs march coordinated by Green Zone Foundation. All the participants are invited to join in.