Day 1

(17 Nov 2020 | Tuesday)

Day 2

(18 Nov 2020 | Wednesday)

  • 12:00 - 12:15
    Voice: Green Welfare State. New economy in times of climate crisis
    Hajnalka Schmidt

    Hajnalka Schmidt – Operational Director, Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe

  • 12:15 - 12:30
    Voice: What is the role of culture and institutions for a value-based economy?
    Professor Michael Roos, PhD

    Every economy produces things of value and manifests the values of the acting persons. Culture determines which value dominate in a society and society’s institutions regulate how people act upon their values. The main proposition of the talk is that both current culture and the existing institutions are misaligned with the real needs of people. A reason for the misalignment is overreliance on the market logic. Possible corrections are proposed.

  • 12:30 - 13:30
    Inspirational session: Anthropocene or symbiocene?
    Edwin Bendyk, Professor Ewa Bińczyk, PhD, Professor Michał Krzykawski, PhD, Kamil Mirowski

    The answer to this fundamental question cannot be simple. If Symbiocene does not happen, we will probably lead to self-destruction of humanity. Anthropocene is a fact. Can our societies voluntarily restore balance in the relations between man and the nature? Or perhaps we will simply be forced to symbiosis with the nature?

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Lunch break
  • 14:15 - 14:45
    Slam battle: On the way to Symbiocene? A pessimist and an optimist about the future of the humanity
    Professor Krystian Jażdżewski, PhD, Olga Brzezińska

    Participants: Professor Krystian Jażdżewski, PhD – Warsaw Genomics
    Olga Brzezińska – CEO, the City of Literature Foundation, Programme Director of the Miłosz Festival

  • 14:45 - 16:00
    In-depth session: New menu for the new times. What will be the consequences of the global green revolution in the kitchen?
    Ewa Wachowicz, Kamil Mirowski, Basia Ritz, Michał Siwek, Justyna Szymani, PhD, Kaj Török

    The development of the plant meat recipe means a real revolution on our plates, and thus a gigantic change to the entire agriculture and food industry. What is the future of meat? Is it possible to stop the industrial food breeding? What will restaurants offer in three decades? What will be the consequences of a change to consumer habits?

  • 16:00 - 16:15
    Coffee break
  • 16:15 - 17:30
    Special session: Energy transformation of Poland from the just transition perspective
    Professor Joanna Kulczycka, PhD, Henryk Czubek, PhD, Sandra Piesik, PhD, Marian Łyko, Tomasz Urynowicz

    The European Union plans to become the first block of climate neutral countries worldwide by 2050, which principally means the need for decarbonisation of the energy and industry sectors. This will require significant investments, as well as complex organisational and legal measures. Nevertheless, to make sure that the changes are effective, it is necessary to obtain social support for the changes. It is important that the costs of reduced emissions are not only borne by individual social groups or regions. Fair and united transformation is a major tool in investment planning for The European Green Deal.
    Is Polish industry prepared for coal-exit actions, and how can the mining and energy sector affect the development of fair transformation in the region? What can we propose to employees during the transformation process and RES implementation? Do we have effective organisational and legal solutions supporting such changes? Are the proposed business models for circular economy sufficient to support fair low-emissions development? Are the proposed EU support and mechanisms sufficient? These are the questions we will try to answer during the proposed session.