CAKE conference – challenges of net-zero transformation for PL & EU by 2050

CAKE conference – challenges of net-zero transformation for PL & EU by 2050

On June 21, 2022, a conference was held in Warsaw entitled „The challenges of transformation in the perspective of achieving the climate neutrality goal of Poland and the European Union by 2050″ organized by Centre for Climate and Energy Analyses (CAKE)/National Centre for Emissions Management (KOBiZE) / Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IOS-PIB). Participation in the conference was possible in the form of stationary and online.

The main scope of the event includes discussing the challenges of economy transformation in the perspective of achieving the climate neutrality goal by 2050 in Poland and in the European Union. The CAKE’s latest research findings as well as analytical contributions from other stakeholders will serve as the background for this discussion. Panellists will focus on sectoral transformation towards climate neutrality and challenges of energy-intensive sectors and directions of changes in the Polish heating sector in the context of the EU climate policy.

The conference was opened by Mr. Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland, Mr. Jos Delbeke, European University Institute, EIB Chair on Climate Change Policy and International Carbon Markets) and Mr. Krystian Szczepański, Director, Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IOŚ-PIB)

As an introduction, a few words about the current and already completed works under the LIFE Climate CAKE PL project in the context of the challenges of the EU climate policy said Robert Jeszke, Head of the Centre for Climate and Energy Analyses (CAKE) & Strategy, Analysis and Auction Unit (KOBIZE/IOŚ-PIB), Coordinator of LIFE Climate CAKE PL project

The most important part of the conference was devoted to sectoral transformation. At the beginning, main issues concerning The Fit for 55 in the context of the REPowerEU was presented by Tom van Ierland, Head of Unit – Low Carbon
Solutions (I): Montreal Protocol, Clean cooling & Heating, twin transitions, DG Clima, European
Commission.

Later, the results of sectoral analyzes concerning energy, transport and agriculture were presented by CAKE/KOBiZE experts – Maciej Pyrka, Igor Tatatarewicz, Wojciech Rabiega oraz Adam Wąs. This part of the conference ended with presentations on how to finance the transformation (Marcin Jamiołkowski, Deputy Director of External Funds Department in the National Fund for the Environmental Protection and Water Management) and challenges and directions of changes in the Polish heating sector (Zbigniew Kidawa, Director of Sales in the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE).

The conference ended with a discussion panel on the challenges of economic transformation in the context of the “fit for 55” package, led by Mr. Robert Tomaszewski, Head of PI Energy, Polityka Insight. The participants of the panel were: Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland, Liv Rathe, Director Norsk Hydro, Paweł Cioch, Vice-President of PGE, Monika Morawiecka, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) Dr inż. Tomasz Zieliński, President of the Board, CEO at Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry (PIPC) oraz Aleksander Rajch, Member of the Management Board Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA).

 

Below are all presentations from the conference:

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