28-29 February 2012

“Greening Poland's and Germany's Economies - Business Exchange on Practical Experiences and Policy Frameworks”


EU Member States are facing the most severe financial and economic crisis in recent decades. With soaring energy prices, an often outdated energy infrastructure and ever increasing global greenhouse gas emission, Europe faces other significant problems. These challenges are intertwined in many ways.

The aim of the conference is to discuss how countries can address these challenges in a manner that is mutually reinforcing. The conference will focus on practical business experiences and the implications of relevant EU policy frameworks. Businesses will present concrete, applied solutions to the challenges of greening their operations as well as discuss the actions needed from governments in order to bring about a low-carbon transition.

The conference will bring together between 70 and 100 participants from politics, business, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and think tanks in Poland, Germany, and other EU countries. Speakers will include experts representing model business cases and a wide range of institutions from Poland, Germany and the European level. Ecologic and partners organize a simliar event in Hungary on 30 and 31 January 2012.

The conference will be held in English and Polish, interpretation in both languages will be provided.



Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Warsaw

ul. Jazdów 12
00-467 Warszawa

Tel: 0048 22 58 41 700
Fax: 0048 22 58 41 979


How to get there:

Directions in Polish: http://www.warschau.diplo.de/Vertretung/warschau/pl/02/Lageplan/Lageplan__PL.html

Directions in German: http://www.warschau.diplo.de/Vertretung/warschau/de/02/Lageplan/Lageplan__NEU.html



The conference programme is available here:


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Here you can download some presentations of the conference.

Day 1

Cornelia Riess: Green Economy: Challenges, Beneftis and Experiences

Henryka Bochniaz: Greening of Poland's Economy in a SMART WAY

Roland Kupers: A New Growth Path for Europe

Maciej Bukowski: Towards a Green Economy: Potential and Challenges - Economic Perspective

Szymon Liszka: Wplyw na rynek pracy programu glebokiej modernizacji energetycznej budynków w Polsce

Janusz Mazur: ESCO - Ecology and Business

Cezary Szeszula: Green Economy

Wojciech Konecki: Business Experience - Transition to Green Economy: Manufacturing Sector /white goods/

Daria Kulczycka: Manufacturing Sector. Transition to Green Economy

Bartlomiej Slusarski: Greening Economy: The Manufacturing Sector


Day 2

Krzysztof Gierulski: Focus on Energy Efficiency

Stefan Scheuer: Energy Efficiency Directive Potential and Challenges

Cornelia Dinter: Financing EU Climate and Energy Policies: EU Funds and Innovative Financial Instruments for Decarbonisation

Zarpana Massud-Baqa: eeef - European Energy Efficiency

Miriam Ott: The German Climate Protection Policy

Reiner Kneifel-Haverkamp: Using Structural Funds for Climate & Energy Policies Brandenburg Perspective.pdf