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Launch: Poland's Energy Transition Towards a Low-Carbon Path

December 13, 2018



This event will launch the new World Bank study: Poland's Energy Transition – the Path to Sustainability in the Electricity and Heating Sector

  • The study explores pathways and policy recommendations for Poland to accelerate and scale-up its transition to cleaner sources of energy in its power and district heating sectors.

    This study aims to help reconcile the government’s concerns about signifcant air pollution in the country and Poland’s commitments to combat climate change. The study was requested by the government of Poland in the run-up to the COP 24 meeting and was conducted in close collaboration with the Polish Ministry of Environment.


    Opening Remarks

    Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, the World Bank

    Keynote Address

    Sławomir Mazurek, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Poland

    Presentation of the Poland Energy Transition

    Xiaodong Wang, Senior Energy Specialist, the World Bank


    Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Poland’s High Level Climate Champion, Ministry of the Environment

    Krystian Szczepanski, Director of the Institute for Environmental Protection

    Moderated by  Carlos Piñerúa, the World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic States


Event Details

  • Date/Time: Thursday, 13 December (12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Joint MDB Pavilion (Main Complex E, Slot 35)