International Climate Summit TOGETAIR 2023
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What is TOGETAIR?

TOGETAIR Climate Summit

The TOGETAIR initiative has set out on a mission to establish a cutting-edge platform that fosters the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and collaboration aimed at safeguarding the environment, achieving climate neutrality, and supporting Poland’s ambitious and economically viable climate policy goals. Bringing together diverse groups across Poland, including government and local administration, academia, businesses, NGOs, and media, this initiative endeavors to become a noteworthy contributor to the ongoing social discourse, not just in Poland but throughout the entire CEE region and the European Union.

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HONORARY PATRONS OF THE VTH EDITION TOGETAIR

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Climate Summit TOGETAIR

The last summit (2023) takes place under the Honorary Patronage of the Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Climate and Environment, as well as key ministries for ecology, and under the patronage of 16 Marshals, Parliament, the European Commission, and the United Nations.

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The most pivotal ecological event in Poland, TOGETAIR, takes place every year around April 22, which coincides with International Earth Day. The 5th edition of the Climate Summit will be held on 22-23 April 2024, at the Library of the University of Warsaw (Dobra 56/66, Warsaw). 

The two-day event will be conducted in a hybrid format, with three TV studios. TOGETAIR can be watched through an open live streaming, which is available on the main partner media websites such as Wirtualna Polska, Interia Biznes, Rzeczpospolita, Forbes, as well as on Polish and Belgian LinkedIn and Twitter platforms – to ensure that Poland’s voice is heard in the Europe-Bubble.

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The University of Warsaw is taking an increasing number of initiatives to support the climate and protect the natural environment. Through its mission and strategy implemented in research, teaching, and social activities, UW has undertaken a series of initiatives, programs, and projects that help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Universities have a distinctive role in shaping both society and the world at large. Our task is to educate as large an audience as possible, including future decision makers. There is no spare Earth; we have one chance – there is something worth fighting for.

prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak

UW Rector

We firmly believe that the transformation processes require an effective, multi-stakeholder dialogue among European member states, taking into account the specificity of individual countries and their economies. Only mutual understanding and respect for different perspectives will ensure the necessary social support and strengthen energy security in Europe.

Artur Beck

Producer and Organizer of the TOGATAIR Climate Summit, Chairman of the Positive Ideas Foundation

The current geopolitical situation has shown that the European energy transformation has neglected the aspect of energy security, recognizing the importance and necessity of relying on natural gas as a so-called transitional fuel. The brutal aggression of Russia, which is the main supplier of this resource to the EU, should change this attitude. The Union should rely much more on its own resources – on renewable sources and nuclear energy, which also guarantee a significant degree of energy sovereignty.

Jakub Wiech

Deputy Editor of Energetyka24

News

The economics of new energy – challenges and costs of energy independence for Poland and Europe

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Energy resources and hydrogen – how will green fuels transform our economy?

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A NET ZERO FUTURE. TOWARDS A ZERO AND LOW-CARBON ECONOMY

Today, environmental issues are increasingly pressing. As a societywe must act quickly and effectively to prevent the catastrophic effects of climate change. Preciselythis is why opening the TOGETAIR 2023 economy mode at the University of Warsaw is so important – itit enables us to focus on research and development of eco-friendly solutions that will allow … Continued

WHAT HIGH PRICE WILL WE PAY FOR OUR RUBBISH?

Waste management is one of the key environmental problems facing not onlyPoland, but the whole of Europe. At the first debate during the 4th edition of the TOGETAIR Climate Summit, the invitedguests discussed whether we can still expect higher waste disposal costsand how to increase the efficiency of waste management without overburdening citizens. During the … Continued

TOGETAIR IN NUMBERS

42 million

overall reach

20 million

has seen TOGETAIR in DOOH (Digital Out of Home) campaigns

15 million

streams started

130K

LinkedIn impressions

9.5 million

views on FB

150

Experts

2

TV studios (9 cameras, KRAN, staff of 30 people)

1.4 million

TT Belgium #TOGETAIR2022 impressions

1.1 million

reach on Instagram

8K

publications

TOGETAIR OBJECTIVES

#CLIMATE

TRENDS

#ECOLOGY

INSPIRATIONS

HYBRID FORMULA

#ENERGY

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

10 demands

01. Transition

The war in Ukraine 

won’t halt energy transition: Europe must ditch fossil fuels and Russia’s imports.

02. Climate change

Climate change demands urgent action,

measures adopted a decade too late will not stop nature’s chain reaction. Human actions bring irreversible consequences.

03. Costs

It is necessary to prepare residents and consumers for the inevitable costs

of the energy transition and implement shielding programs for those who will be most affected by the short-term consequences of implementing the European Green Deal. EU funds will play a major role, including a concessionary tariff during the transition period, which is necessary in view of threats to energy security.

04. Coal

There is no way back to coal.

Gas falls short as transition fuel, limiting future plans. To power up the future, ditching fossil fuels and turning to wind, water, and solar energy, plus innovations like hydrogen and biomass or RDF, is key.

05. Decarbonization

To speed up the process of decarbonization the economy

requires diversification of supply, renewables, and investments by the EU and Member States.

06. Nuclear

Small or big, nuclear power reigns supreme:

experts agree nuclear power is the key to ensuring stable energy supply. Poland must stay on track with nuclear program timetable and commission its first large-scale plant by 2033.

07. On i Offshore

It is imperative to expedite

the advancement of both onshore and offshore wind power generation, while also contemplating augmenting the offshore potential to a range of 30 GW of installed capacity, in contrast to the initially proposed 11 GW.

08. Heating

The formulation of a coherent plan for the growth of the heating industry is critical.

Neglecting to do so, given the insufficient investment prospects of municipal administrations, could effectively result in the dissolution of a pivotal sector in terms of achieving climate neutrality.

09. Power generation

Taxing windfall profits of energy corporations,

also known as “windfall profits,” could be a viable option to fund the advancement of renewable technologies.

10. Administration

To guarantee energy security and promote the Closed Circuit Economy,

it is essential to simplify administrative procedures and expedite investment processes for building critical infrastructure. The current process for acquiring environmental approvals, coupled with the capacity limitations of the issuing offices, are hindering crucial investments. As a result, the modernization of crucial sectors in the economy is facing unnecessary setbacks.

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Previous editions

The Summit’s invitees comprise a diverse group of individuals, including ministers,
EU Commissioners, parliamentarians, CEOs of prominent corporations, experts, representatives of local governments,
important figures from the political, economic, and social spheres, and members of the press.