• Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives

    • The idea of sustainable development in practice. Achievements and directions
    • The role of the state and law in supporting sustainable development. National and EU regulations
    • What does ‘sustainable economy’ mean? Business versus the environment
    • Green corporate strategies. Producer responsibility in practice
    • Informed consumers. New models of market behaviour in the era of ecodevelopment
    • How to create goods and services based on natural renewable resources?
    • How, if at all, should non-renewable resources be used? Self-restraint and alternatives
    • Technologies and innovations for sustainable development



    Signature of a framework agreement on cooperation for clean air in the city of Żywiec and in the Żywiec region by Dalkia and Beskid Żywiec



  • Efficient energy

    • Changes in the modern energy sector and their sources, directions and scale
    • Effective models in the Energy market. New organisational solutions
    • Technological innovations in energy generation, distribution and transmission
    • The potential of energy efficiency. Tools for energy consumption management
    • Traditional or alternative fuels? The rational use of resources
    • Development of renewable Energy sources as a mega-trend. Distributed generation


    • Jerzy Buzek - Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Parliament in the years 2009–2012; Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland in the years 1997–2001
    • Frédéric Faroche - President of the Board, General Director, Veolia Group in Poland
    • Grzegorz Należyty - Member of the Board, Siemens Sp. z o.o., General Manager, Power Generation
    • Bernard Respaut - Chief Executive, European Copper Institute (ECI)
    • Agnieszka Skorupińska - Counsel, Head of Environmental Law Practice, CEE and Poland, CMS
    • Robert Szczotka - Marketing&Sales Director, ABB in Poland



    Presentation of the NO TRACE EXPEDITION 2018


    NTE means 30,000 zero emission km, a trip to Japan and back through 9 countries, in an urban electric vehicle. The expedition is in the No Trace spirit.



  • Smart City and eco-development pt. 1

    • A metropolis versus the environment. Strategic trends – sustainable urban management
    • Air, noise, greenery, space, waste and energy – sensitive areas of urban policy
    • Transport policy, mobility and investment. Barriers to e-transportThe state, local governments and business – co-operation for electromobility
    • Urban space management. Sustainable design and new investment assessment criteria
    • Edwin Bendyk - Head, Science Section, Tygodnik Polityka
    • Dominika Bettman - President of the Management Board, Siemens Poland
    • Javier Cortes - Head Local Engagement, UN Global Compact Cities Program
    • Kazimierz Karolczak - Chairman of the Board, Upper Silesia & Zagłębie Metropolis (Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia)
    • Marcin Korolec - Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy in the years 2013-2015, Minister of the Environment of Poland in the years 2011-2013, Chairman, Fundacja Promocji Pojazdów Elektrycznych (Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation)
    • Jerzy Kwieciński - Minister of Investment and Economic Development, Poland
    • Magdalena Malewska - Head of Electrification Products Division in Poland, ABB Sp. z o.o.
    • Sławomir Nalewajka - Head of Ecosystem, Bombardier Transportation Poland
    • Gil Penalosa - Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities, Chair, World Urban Parks
    • Niclas Svenningsen - Head of Climate Action, UNFCCC, UNFCCC
    • Ishtiaque Zahir Titas - Co-Director, UIA Commission for Sustainable Development Goal, Union of International Architects, Council Member, UIA, Region IV, UIA Representative, UN-Habitat, Co-Chair, PCG Professionals, (GAP) General Assembly of Partners


  • Funding sustainable development

    • Domestic financial mechanisms supporting measures aimed at improving the environment. Polish experiences at central and regional levels
    • Green bonds and other tools that support pro-environmental investment in the financial market
    • EU programmes and spending for climate action
    • Knowledge, technology and financial resources in the global fight against climate change. The UN Green Climate Fund
  • Smog – a shared problem

    • Air quality in Poland compared to the EU. Scale of the problem and awareness of its consequences
    • How has Western Europe defeated smog? Using experiences from the front line of comprehensive fight against smog
    • Industry and energy; local and central administration; and residents and NGOs – a much-needed co-operation for cleaner air
    • Regulations and standards supporting the fight against smog. The Polish ‘Stop Smog’ programme