In complement to the activities targeting municipalities only, two roundtables will be organized to support cooperation and joint learning among Polish and German stakeholders. While the first roundtable will bring together representatives from think tanks, universities, civil society groups, and associations of local authorities and municipalities, the second roundtables will specifically target representatives from businesses and politics.

The goal of the roundtables is to identify necessary structures for a national pathway towards a low-emission economy, and improve the understanding of needs and benefits of regulatory approaches, and policies and programmes. Each roundtable will focus on a particular aspect of low-emission development strategies to expand knowledge on problem structure, policy options, success conditions and barriers to implementation.

Roundtables are organized in cooperation with the Polish Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) and the Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies (WISE).

High level experts from Poland and Germany discussing measures to confront energy poverty and the air pollution

At the second round table held on June 8, 2017 in Warsaw, representatives of Polish and German ministries together with bilateral experts discussed strategies to combat energy poverty and confront the air pollution in Poland.

For many years, Poland has been among the EU Member States with the highest levels of air pollution, which in cities are usually the result of the heating behavior of households. New studies are pointing out lacking economic incentives and energy poverty as reasons for this phenomenon. The causes of energy poverty and air pollution should therefore be combated together. adelphi and the Institute for Public Affairs have developed a roundtable discussion format in Warsaw on the subject. Representatives of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the representatives of several Polish ministries discussed the current state of energy poverty in the EU, along with examining concrete policies, programmes and projects for its containment with research institutions and non-governmental organizations.

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Benefits of low-emission economy: German-Polish civil society dialog initiated

On January 26, adelphi, the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) and the Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies (WISE) invited non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, academics and local governments from Poland and Germany to a first roundtable focusing on tapping the co-benefits of the low-emission economy.

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