Thu, Jul 08|
Driving Community Dialogues— Developing Inclusive Territorial Just Transition Plan for Upper Silesia
Time & Location
Jul 08, 2021, 12:00 PM – Jul 09, 2021, 2:00 PM
About the event
The Territorial Just Transition Plan represents perhaps the most important opportunity this decade for the community of Upper Silesia to embark on the path towards a green, healthy, and sustainable future, where no one is left behind. For that reason, its creation should make a participatory and inclusive process, based on public consultation.
Upper Silesia is one of the regions eligible for the European Commission's Just Transition Fund, which has been established to help countries move away from reliance on dirty fossil fuels. In order to unlock funding, countries must prepare Territorial Just Transition Plans, identifying how the eligible regions will be impacted by the green transition.
Climate Reality Europe and BoMiasto are organising a speed conference to highlight the positive practice of the Territorial just transition plans process in Silesia, generate recommendations for improving the current plan and share experience for ensuring a successful territorial plans in Poland and beyond!
We will have representatives from local civil society groups, local authorities, NGOs, European Commission (to be confirmed) and European Parliament joining us!
AGENDA & SPEAKERS
“Driving Community Dialogues” - Active participation of civil society in the Territorial Just Transition Plan for Upper Silesia, Patryk Białas; Climate Reality Europe Team Poland, National volunteer coordinator,
“Inclusive Dialogues with Community” - Inclusive public consultation process of the Territorial Just Transition Plan for Upper Silesia, Mr. Dariusz Stankiewicz, Manager of the Regional Transition Section, Marshall Office Silesia
“Coal regions in the heart of European Climate Policy”, Niklas Nienass, Member of the European Parliament, Shadow Rapporteur on Just Transition Fund
“Just Transition - A Road to European neutrality by 2050” , Representative from European Commission (DG REGIO) - to be confirmed
“Ambitious and Inclusive Just Transition Plans”, Joanna Flisowska, Climate and Energy Unit Head, Greenpeace Poland
Master of Ceremony Izabella Zygmunt, Senior Analyst, Wise Europa