The problem of energy poverty concerns 4.6 million people in Poland, mainly residents of rural areas and small towns (2016). This means that every eighth inhabitant of Poland has a problem with heating their apartment in winter (12.2% of the population). Currently there are no policy instruments in Poland which address those who face energy poverty, but the problem is receiving increased attention, especially in the context of improving air quality. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the possible policy interventions based on research results.
During the seminar we will present the results of our latest research on:
- the scale and characteristics of energy poverty in Poland,
- possible policy interventions,
- the labour market impact of a broad programme of buildings’ retrofit in Poland – the policy instrument against energy poverty which we recommend as the most efficient.
Experts from France and Germany – Ute Dubois
(ISG International Business School) and Laura Düpré
(Caritas Deutschland) – will present their experience in the field of energy-poor households identification and ways to reduce the problem in their countries. In the last part of the seminar, we will discuss how to improve energy efficiency in Poland with the best social implications such as reducing energy poverty, creating new jobs and improving air quality. Pannelists: Piotr Woźny
(Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technologii), Szymon Firląg
(Buildings Performance Institute Europe), Andrzej Guła
(Kraków Smog Alert), Ryszard Wirtwein
(The city council in Sztum).
Detailed agenda → see
The seminar will be held on January 30th, 2018 in Zielna Conference Centre (Zielna 37 Str., Warsaw – 6th floor, Europa room). The seminar language is Polish (despite of Ute Dubois and Laura Düpré presentations).
Registration: https://seminarium-ibs-ubostwo-energetyczne.konfeo.com (until January 26th).
The seminar is financially supported by the European Climate Foundation ("Energy poverty" project and "Labour market impact of building energy retrofit in Poland" project).
The seminar will be the third event organised by IBS about energy poverty in Poland. Previous events: Fuel poverty in Poland – from theory to practice (11.2016) and New perspective on inequalities and poverty in Poland (12.2015).