COP25 – Twenty-fifth session of the Conference of Parties

We are during twenty-fifth session of the Conference of Parties, named the COP25.It comes after a global surge in youth-led climate activism, including the largest environmental protest in history in September!COP25 conference follows new scientific reports highlighting the devastating impacts climate change is already having on land and oceans. Countries drift further away from the goals of limiting warming under the Paris agreement.Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Madrid as the Spanish city hosts COP25.In COP25 Conference female influencers driving change.Read a fragment of the Joan Michelson from Forbes Women:„Women Speaking And Leading Loudly On Climate Change”„(…) At COP25’s Gender Day, Women’s climate activist groups collectively advocated for a feminist Green New Deal and the presentation of toolkits and technologies to address climate change that reflect consideration of gender-specific needs and women’s rights.Even the business leaders from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy happen to be almost all women, including Nanette Lockwood, Senior Director, Climate Policy at Ingersoll Rand; Ashley Allen, Climate and Land Senior Manager at Mars, Inc.; and Sharon Tomkins, Vice President, Strategy and Engagement and Chief Environmental Officer at Southern California Gas Company.Female influencers driving change?Since kids influence their parents, from everything from media habits to recycling, and since women drive 85% of consumer spending, maybe girls like Greta Thunberg and women finding their voice and demanding action will drive stronger, more immediate action to combat climate change across the globe.After all, this is a multi-generational challenge that affects every single person on Mother Earth, no matter where they live or how much money they have. (…)”Article:…/women-speaking-and-leading…/…And what with environment and climate change in Poland?,41,32245,0,konferencja-w-sprawie…Economy – Environment – Prosperity – ClimateWhy we created program Poland 3.0?Because Poland needs urgent, and the same time – long-term projects. Because Poland needs well-educated leaders with the highest standard of integrity, who will be an advocate of human rights, peace, and sustainable development.When our program advocated the urgent issue, to take integrated care of inland waterways in Poland, reduce air pollution caused by domination of motor transport and to regulate the waterways (which plays significant role for flood and drought prevention), we were a pioneers. Poland 3.0 program is a first grassroots, complex program of action for Polish environment and economy, with positive results for both.Poland 3.0 is non-political, cluster-based program for sustainable development.Poland 3.0 is based on the industrial potential of the country, innovation and Poland’s competitive position in the European Union, with great balance between economy and environment.Inland water transport plays a significant role in shaping a sustainable transport system by being one of the cheapest, yet most environmentally friendly types of transport. The differences in energy consumption, air pollution emission, terrain consumption, security level, or external costs between inland water transport and road transport are several times, and in some cases even a few dozen times, lower. Inland waterways play an important role in transport of goods both in the European and world markets. A logically interconnected system of waterways, integrated with a multimodal transport network serves a supplementary role to other means of transport being often the only means to ship outsize loads. Inland shipping is an important element of the transport system in Europe.According to the latest plans of the EU, by 2030 the current European mosaic of roads, railways, airports and canals will transform into a unified European transport network TEN- T.POLAND 3.0 PROTECTS WATER ASSETSContrary to the belief, Poland is poor in terms of water. The average outflow of surface waters, including the tributaries from abroad, was 63 km3 in 1951-2005. It amounts to annual water supply of about 1.6 dam3 (1 dam3 = 1000 m3) per one inhabitant.In European countries, the average supply of surface waters are estimated at 4.6 dam3/year per one inhabitant. It is almost 3 times more water annually per one inhabitant than in Poland. The water supply in Poland is characterized by high jumpiness and seasonal change. Unfortunately, we are not able to store wa- ter well. Only 6% of annual water outflow is kept in reservoirs. One can say that in Poland every 20th drop of water is stored while in Europe it is every third…This is why it is important to implement the Poland 3.0 Program, which will create a rational water economy in Poland and allow to stimulate activities for water retention. Where there is shipping, there will be water.AIR POLLUTIONAt 72.8%, road transport is the main culprit of emission in transport. It bears also the main responsibility for other types of air pollution and noise.Annually, 45 thousand Poles die from air pollution.#TimeforAction#newgeneration