How will the war in Ukraine affect Europe’s energy transition? How does the climate affect agriculture, and agriculture affect the climate? What does climate change adaptation look like at the local and metropolitan level – also in the context of the development of renewable energy sources, including offshore wind energy. Among other things, such topics were discussed on Tuesday (05.07.2022) during the 3rd Pomeranian Paweł Adamowicz Climate Solidarity Forum organised by the Pomeranian Voivodeship Self-Government, the Gdańsk Gdynia Sopot Metropolitan Area and Un Global Compact Network Poland. The event was held in an online format.

The main element of the Forum was a series of debates devoted to energy transition, environmental issues, renewable energy sources and adaptation to climate change. The first discussion ‘The impact of the war in Ukraine on the acceleration of Europe’s energy transition’ was attended by experts: Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, EP Rapporteur for the key regulation on hydrogen and renewable and natural gas markets in the EU; Slawomir Halbryt, President of Sescom S.A. Management Board; Mieczyslaw Struk, Marshall of Pomorskie Voivodeship; Kamil Wyszkowski, Representative, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Poland and Sylwia Mrozowska, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Gdansk.

The CZRUG Director pointed out that as a society we need to be more focused on the needs of the environment. Raising energy awareness and continuous monitoring will allow us to go through the energy transition. The discussion was moderated by Edwin Bendyk, President of the Board of the Batory Foundation, journalist and publicist.

The Pomeranian Forum for Climate Solidarity was established in 2020 to undertake initiatives for socio-economic transformation and to implement the goals arising from the UN climate policy. The event is held under the honorary patronage of Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship.