10:00-12:00

  • The circular economy (CE) – theory and practice

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    • In a process loop. Waste management systems in the light of new challenges
    • Idea of the circular economy in the management of water resources, packaging and energy
    • The role of leaders. Pioneers and pilot programmes. Good practice
    • A creative approach to production. New materials and post-production waste management models
    • Costs and profits. The economic dimension of the circular economy
    • Knowledge, co-operation and interdisciplinarity, i.e. innovations in recycling. Sustainable design
  • Water crisis. In search of solutions

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    • The hydrological situation in Poland, Europe and around the world. Is a huge drought coming?
    • Climate change, human activity and other factors shaping water resources
    • Natural and artificial retention – an area of necessary action and…controversy
    • The role of regulations in the eco-friendly management of water resources. EU directives on potable water and agricultural irrigation
    • Polish government’s plans and priorities: local resources, new infrastructure and the ‘Plastic-Free Baltic Sea’ project
    • Eco-hydrology: How to harness the potential of natural processes for the purposes of sustainable development?
    • Savings, social awareness and education. Development of blue-green infrastructure

12:30-14:00

  • Efficient energy / Innovations for climate

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    • Main trends in the use of "green" energy
    • Efficient wind energy and building-integrated photovoltaics
    • Transport of the future: new drives and biofuels
    • Technologies that support prosumers and dispersed generation
    • Storage – the key to tapping the full potential of renewable energy sources
    • Innovations for sustainable development. Expectations of potential clients
    • Role of dialogue and cooperation between innovators and industry
    • How to recognize an innovation with market potential? Verifying ideas
    • Promising areas: photovoltaics, energy efficiency, urban transport, water resources
    • Presentations of start-ups specializing in environmental innovations
  • Sustainable development – best practice

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14:45-16:30

  • Innovations for climate

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    • Corporate strategies in the light of regulatory requirements. A time of green investment projects
    • Examples of innovative solutions – and their actual and potential impact on the environment
    • The degree of utilisation of ecofriendly, low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies
    • Co-operation between science, business and administration for climate innovation. How to effectively support creativity?
  • Smart City and eco-development pt. 2

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    • 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-transport
    • The state, local governments and business – co-operation for electromobility
    • Urban space management. Sustainable design and new investment assessment criteria