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2050.pl - THE JOURNEY TO THE LOW-EMISSION FUTURE

In 2012 our two institiutes initiated efforts to prepare a document analysing possibilities of transforming the Polish economy into a low-emission one by 2050. The economy respecting the natural environment, taking into account interest not only of current but also future generations, for which a clean air, an untouched landscape and the public health are not less important than the financial profit. Today we provide you with an elaboration – a result of our work. We hope that it…

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2050.pl - THE JOURNEY TO THE LOW-EMISSION FUTURE - SUMMARY

After over 20 years of the transition to the market economy and fostered by European integration, Poland can choose between two broad future paths. The first one retains the current status quo with respect to the reform agenda and delayed reaction to global trends. In this scenario unwillingness to undertake important structural reforms will make Poland follow the path of the South European countries and fall into the middle income trap. The alternative is a modernisation scenario, in…

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THE INTRODUCTION TO THE REPORT

The decisions taken today determine whether in the future Poland will be an economic tiger or a straggler in a world which rushes ahead. If they are taken without robust and in-depth economic analysis, in 20-30 years Poland may be pushed to the peripheries of developed countries. Bearing this mind, the Low-Emission Poland 2050 Project was inspired by the observation that, in contrast to many European countries, Poland had no document  in place which would set out the direction of…

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Part I - MODERNISATION DILEMMAS

Nowadays, Europe faces the challenge of returning to the path of rapid but, at the same time, sustainable growth. Sustainable development, as we may also refer to it, calls not only for sound economic foundations but also for firm social and environmental basis in equal part. Which economic system can reconcile the three aforementioned dimensions? Are the old formulas still reliable, save that we need to be more effective when implementing them or, alternatively, are we supposed to…

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Part II - ENERGY EFFICIENCY

When deliberating about the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, Polish press concentrates mainly on the energy sector and keeps forgetting about other sectors, such as households, services, transport and agriculture which are equally active energy producers and consumers. They are frequently responsible, to the extent that is not smaller than the extent of the energy sector’s liability, for the emissions of not only carbon dioxide but also such substances harmful to human life…

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2050 - LOW-EMISSION POLAND - CONFERENCE

2013-01-08 Future energy strategies for Poland should be based on reliable analyses. - If we have calculations that show the reduction level Poland can cope with, and how costs rapidly rise afterwards, then we become serious partners in discussion - said Prof. Maciej Nowicki.

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POLAND 2050 - AT THE CARBON CROSSROADS

POLAND 2050 - AT THE CARBON CROSSROADS

Most of today's forecasts state that in the coming years, next to gas utilization, renewable technologies supporting the growth of energy efficiency will dominate the development of the energy sector in the world – as written in "Poland 2050 - the carbon crossroads," by Zbigniew Karaczun.

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LOW-EMISSION ECONOMY - A HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING

Polish growth and increasing the wealth of Poles also means an increase in energy consumption and emissions in our economy, and thus costs for the health policy. Low-emission transition, however, is not only not in conflict with economic growth, but can also drive this growth - according to another publication prepared under the project "Low-emission Poland 2050": "Between North and South - traps of the status quo and challenges of Polish modernisation by 2050."

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ECO-INNOVATION - CHANCE FOR LOW-EMISSION MODERNIZATION

"One can only join global leaders through direct competition. Poland is able to concentrate on eco-innovation and join in the competition for efficient use of resources. It can also watch the low-carbon race from the sidelines - but then it risks getting stuck at the end of the pack of economic lightweights and missing the right moment to shorten the gap to the global leaders" - say the authors of a recent publication "The role of (eco)innovation in low-carbon transformation" prepared…

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