COP24 Katowice

Day of Electromobility in the Polish Pavilion

Second day in the Polish Pavilion at the UN global climate summit – COP24 in Katowice was dedicated to the electromobility. Events in the Polish zone were linked to the “Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility” – a partnership announced on the very same day by the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

It was already joined by 38 countries from 5 continents, as well as international organisations, representing over 1500 cities and regions, but also 1200 companies. In order to fully implement the Partnership, a dedicated e-mobility trust fund will be established in cooperation with the World Bank.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, was the guest of the second day of the UN global climate summit – COP24 in Katowice. Together with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the President of COP24 Michał Kurtyka, he announced the establishment of the Polish British Partnership for Electromobility “Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility.” 

Poland has a comprehensive and ambitious sustainable development policy and supporting electromobility is an integral part of it. In the coming years, we will spend over PLN 10 billion on it. Other states, regions, cities as well as companies and NGOs can still join the agreement - said the Prime Minister.

The whole Tuesday in the Polish Pavilion* was dedicated to the electromobility. 

First of the thematic blocks was devoted to objectives and tools described in the Partnership for Electromobility “Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility”. Debate entitled “The Future of Electromobility” was attended by, inter alia, representatives of energy producers and suppliers. Polish Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski was one of the participants of the discussion panel entitled “Infrastructure, Transport, Energy Storage”.
The highlight of the event was the recapitulation of the results of “Electromobility Leader 2018” ranking. The list of six companies most involved in the development of zero- and low-emission transport was prepared on the basis of a survey conducted by the Polish Alternative Fuels Association and PwC.

Each subsequent day in the Polish Pavilion will be devoted to different subject matter: innovations, forests, the issue of sustainable development of cities, financing climate policy, air quality and human dimension of climate change. The Pavilion will be functioning throughout the whole UN climate summit – COP24.

*The Polish Pavilion is a special zone devoted to the promotion of mainly Polish institutions and enterprises, providing a platform for sharing ideas and opinions between experts, scientists and representatives of industry organisations from Poland and abroad.

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