European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk
September 29th 2019


(Moderation: Edwin Bendyk)

10:00–10:15 Official opening, welcoming the guests, introduction to the conference theme

  • Mieczysław Struk – Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship

10:15–11:35 Documentary “The Curse of Plenty” – by Ewa Ewart, 2019, prod. Krupa Gallery, Partnership: Polish Film Institute, Global Compact Network Poland

  • Ewa Ewart – director of the movie
  • Piotr Krupa – producer of the movie

11:35–12:00 Debate about climate change with President Lech Wałęsa, Manari Ushigua and Antonella Calle

12:00–12:30 Coffee break

12:30–13:10 Best practice – business:

  • Olga Malinkiewicz – vision of the future: business and innovation – perovskite solar cell, President of Saule technologies
  • Katarzyna Broniarek – Communication Director IKEA Retail – How solar energy can save Poland…
  • Rafał Sonik – President of the “Clean Poland” Association and originator of the “Clean Tatras” project, winner of the Dakar Rally, seven-time World Cup champion, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Kamil Wyszkowski –Representative/President of the Board Global Compact Network Poland

13:10–13:30 Coffee break

13:30–14:10 Best practice – local government:

  • Tadeusz Styn – Director of the Department of Ecology, Marshal’s Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship 
  • Piotr Borawski – Vice-Mayor for Economic Policy and Climate Protection – Gdansk free from plastic 
  • Beata Moskal-Słaniewska – Mayor of the City of Świdnica – Leader of the anti-smog struggle 
  • Andrzej Guła – Smoglab portal, Polish Smog Alarm 
  • Ewa Chodkiewicz, WWF Poland – „Zero-waste commune” program 

14:10–14:20 Conclusion of the conference

  • Małgorzata Czachowska and Sebastian Radzimiński – Youth Climate Strike
  • Adam Domiński – Director of the Lech Wałęsa Institute Foundation will read “Open statement from Nobel Peace Laureates supporting the Global Climate Strike”

14:20 Colective photo with special guest and panelists of the conference