In 2018, the Green European Foundation will implement a transnational project leading up to the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, with the support of its partner foundations Fundacja Strefa Zieleni (Poland), Fondation de l’Écologie Politique (France) and the Green Economics Institute (United Kingdom).
2018 marks an important step in the world climate negotiations: the action plan to implement the Paris Agreement must be adopted in December during COP24 in Katowice. The political will in Poland to phase out of coal is lacking and the climate summit will take place in the heart of the coal region and a world coal summit will take place in Katowice at the same time as the COP. The EU as a whole must play a leading role not only in international negotiations but also when it comes to the transition to climate friendly policies and actions – at all the levels and in all the sectors.
This project aims to promote Green know-how, expertise and practical solutions of green energy production, as well as to debunk ostensible energy solutions such as ‘clean coal’ technologies and nuclear power by outlining their dangerous effect on the environment.
A series of articles by prominent contributors will be published in the run up to the climate summit. Other events in the framework of this project will be organised around the goal of two tonnes of CO2 by 2022: to achieve such ambitious goals, European countries will have to make quite significant adjustments, the events intend to equip individuals campaigning for this change with best practice examples from across Europe at local, regional, national and global levels.
The highlight of the project will be a full-day conference by all project partners during the COP 24 in Katowice in a former coal mine transformed into an art gallery and cultural place on 11 December 2018.