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Changing climate: an urgent need for adaptation

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness on the ongoing process of climate change and the need for adaptation measures.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness on the ongoing process of climate change and the need for adaptation measures. Municipal authorities, business leaders, and NGOs concerned with the issue of sustainable development are encouraged to attend.

The event programme will address what is climate change and how quickly is the situation developing, what can be expected in the next few decades, and what measures must take place in order to prepare our everyday lives to these changes. We would like to create an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and threats resulting from climate change: the adaptation of urban areas (the AdaptCity project) and climate resilience from the business perspective (the report, "Climate Change and Business Survival", by Mott MacDonald and the Global Sustainability Institute).

 

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 10:40

Welcome from Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Poland Jonathan Knott

10:40 – 11:00

Taming the Flood. Natural Flood Management in the UK, prof. Jeremy Purseglove

11:00 – 11:20

The Paris Agreement and Climate Change, dr David Viner, Mott MacDonald

11:20 – 11:40

The Changing Climate in Poland in the XXI century, dr Małgorzata Liszewska, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw

11:40 – 12:00

External Costs of Climate Change, prof. dr hab. Tomasz Żylicz, University of Warsaw, Global Compact Poland

12:00 – 12:15

Climate changes vs legal regulations, Beata Zys, Legal Adviser, Clifford Chance

12:15 – 12:30

Coffee/tea break

12:30 – 12:45

A presentation of the report, Climate change and business survival, dr David Viner, Mott MacDonald

12:45 – 13:05

Climate-KIC in Innovation Building a Better Tomorrow, Cezary Lejkowski, Climate KIC

13:05 – 13:25

A Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Poland (NAS2020) and Urban Adaptation Plans, Marcin Grądzki, Ministry for the Environment

13:25 – 14:30

Discussion panel The adaptation of cities to climate change – moderated by dr Wojciech Szymalski

  • dr Wojciech Szymalski, Institute for Sustainable Development, Adaptcity
  • dr Małgorzata Liszewska, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw
  • The inhabitants create a vision of a sustainable city - foresight Konin2050, Justyna Król, Pracownia Miejska
  • Leszek Drogosz, director of the Office for Infrastructure, City of Warsaw
  • To what extent can the Vistula flood in Warsaw? Prof. dr hab. Artur Magnuszewski, the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw
  • Adapting the public health system to climate change in cities, prof.dr hab. Krzysztof Błażejczyk, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Marcin Bejm, Councel, Clifford Chance
14:30

Lunch/ Networking

-The event is held in Polish. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Changing climate - changing Europe: an urgent need to adapt

Participation is free for BPCC Members and invited guests.

Policy Groups
2016-06-01, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy Warsaw, ul. Kawalerii 12, 00-468 Warsaw
Organiser BPCC, British Embassy Warsaw, Mott MacDonald

Keywords: climate change

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