LeadAIR | We help cities to overcome smog

28.11.2019 – 22.4.2020


"LeadAIR - we help cities to overcome smog" is a programme prepared for local governments looking for knowledge, inspiration and support in actions for clean air. The training courses and workshops will be attended by 17 cities whose local governments and managers will learn how to plan and carry out anti-smog programmes and effectively raise funds for local low-emission transformation. "LeadAIR" is divided into several stages.

The programme assumes organisation:

  • 5-day intensive training consisting of workshops, lectures, meetings with central and local government officials (9-13 March 2020),
  • individual advice and guidance and guidance of the city through the process of analysis and planning of the chosen topic, problem or issue,
  • thematic webinars and open access to the developed materials,
  • a conference networking local governments with organisations and industry experts (22 April 2020).
28.11.2019 – 22.4.2020


11.30-12.00 - Arrival and registration of participants
Address of the meeting: Ministry of Climate, 52/54 Wawelska Street

12.00-12.15 - Commencement and introduction
Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera PhD, President of Forum Energii

12.15-12.40 - Strategies and priorities of the Polish Government in the fight against smog
Michał Kurtyka PhD, Minister of Climate

12.40-13.00 - Joining forces of government and self-government in the Clean Air Programme
Piotr Woźny, Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for the "Clean Air" Programme

13.00-13.15 COFFEE BREAK

13.15-14.30 - Political debate: 'Clean air - a common challenge'
Maciej Konieczny, Member of the Polish Parliament
Adam Krzyśków, Former Memer od the Polish Parliament
Gabriela Lenartowicz, Member of the Polish Parliament
 Ireneusz Zyska, Deputy Minister for Climate Change
Moderator: Aleksandra Dziadykiewicz, Forum Energii

14.30-15.15 LUNCH

15.15-16.30 - Local government debate: "Cities in the fight against smog - where to start?"
Patryk Białas, Science and Technology Park Euro-Center
Beata Jędrzejewska-Kozłowska, Lublin City Hall
Bogusław Regulski, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce Polish Heat Engineering
Antoni Szlagor, Mayor of Żywiec
Moderator: Sylwia Słomiak, Association of Municipalities of the Wisłoka River Basin

16.30-16.45 - Summary
Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera PhD, President of Forum Energii

17.00 - 17.45 - Travel of participants to Serock
17.45 - 18.30 - Accommodation
18.30 - 19.30 - DINNER

19.30 - 21.00 - Integration of participants
Magdalena Tchórznicka, Forum Energii
Klaudia Wojciechowska, Forum Energii


DAY 2 
8.00 - 9.00 - BREAKFAST

9.00 - 10.30 - Air and climate. No pain no gain
Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera PhD, President of Forum Energi

10.30 - 11.00 - COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 11.30 - State of heating and heating in Poland. Where are we?
Rafał Macuk, Forum Energii

12.00 - 13.30 - What should be changed to guarantee the Poles clean heat for reasonable money?
Szymon Firląg, Warsaw University of Technology
Andrzej Rubczyński, Forum Energii
Jacek Szymczak, President of the Chamber of Commerce Polish Heating Industry
Moderator: Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera PhD, President of Forum Energii

13.30 - 14.45 - DINNER

14.45 - 15.45 - Zefir System - a modern tool to plan the energy transformation for local governments. Local situation diagnosis, holistic planning, analysis of economic and environmental costs, liquidation of smog
Ryszard Cetnarski, National Centre for Nuclear Research
Karol Wawrzyniak PhD, National Centre for Nuclear Research

15.45 - 16.00 - COFFEE BREAK

16.00 - 19.00 - Foresight workshop: Clean air for Polish cities - service optimization
Kacper Nosarzewski, 4CF
Moderators: Aleksandra Przygoda, Magdalena Tchórznicka, Klaudia Wojciechowska, Natalia Węgrzyn

19.00 - 20.00 - DINNER

20.00 - 21.00 - Distributed energy, innovative, fair - good local government practices.
Michał Hetmański, Instrat Foundation


8.00 - 9.00 - BREAKFAST 

9.00 - 11.00 - New technologies in the fight against smog. How to use them and how much do they cost?
Marcin Lewenstein, InnoEnergy Poland Plus

11.00 - 11.30 - COFFEE BREAK

11.30 - 13.00 - How to deal effectively with transport pollution?
Leszek Drogosz, Infrastructure Office of the Capital City of Warsaw 
Tomasz Tosza, Municipal Road and Bridge Administration in Jaworzno
Wojciech Szymalski, Institute for Sustainable Development
Moderator: Agata Kowalska, Radio TOK FM

13.00 - 14.00 - LUNCH

14.00 - 15.00 - How to introduce an anti-smog resolution, and what's next? Magdalena Kozłowska, Krakow Smog Alarm

15.00 - 15.30 - COFFEE BREAK

15.30 - 19.00 - Worskshop
How to communicate effectively with the inhabitants?

Anna Petroff-Skiba, Social Communication Centre of Warsaw City Hall

How to encourage the media to cooperate?
Michał Siegieda, Wirtualna Polska

How to build a common front with the activists?
Dagmara Kubik, Foundation for Social Welfare
Marek Józefiak, Greenpeace Poland

19.00 - 20.00 - DINNER

20.00 - 21.00 - Exchange of experiences - smog-government world cafe
Magdalena Tchórznicka, Klaudia Wojciechowska



8.00 - 9.00 - BREAKFAST
9.00 - 10.30 - What results from national and European regulations on clean air and the most important Polish and foreign funds
Małgorzata Mika-Bryska, Veolia Energia Polska SA

10.30 - 11.00 - COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 13.30 Expert tables on financing of actions in cities

Table 1: Local governments and the Life programme 
Radosław Domagała, NFOŚiGW

Table 2: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe for cities
Dr Maria Śmietanka, National Contact Point for EU Research Programmes

Table 3: Norwegian Funds
Representative of the Ministry of Climate

Table 4: Loan facilities 
Representative of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

13.30 - 15.00 - DINNER

15.00 - 17.00 - Inspirations and experiences of the local government of Małopolska in the fight against smog. Local and international cooperation
Tomasz Pietrusiak, Marshal's Office of the Małopolska Region

17.00 - 17.30 - COFFEE BREAK

17.30 - 19.00 - Clean Air Programme
Katarzyna Siwkowska, Deputy Director of the Energy Efficiency Department at the National Air Protection and Water Management Fund



8.00 - 9.00 - BREAKFAST

9.00 - 11.00 - And then what? - about project management city
Beata Klimek, President of Ostrów Wielkopolski

11.00 - 11.30 - COFFEE BREAK

11.30 - 13.30 - Summary of the workshop, planning further activities
Magdalena Tchórznicka, Klaudia Wojciechowska

13.00 - 14.00 - LUNCH

14.00 - Completion of training, departure of participants


The partners of the project are the Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce and Polish Smog Alarm. We also invite other organizations, including associations of cities that want to co-create a network of cooperation with us, share knowledge or help in reaching out to interested local governments.

The programme is open to Polish cities only and the remaining documents of the programme are available only in Polish. In case of questions please contact Klaudia.wojciechowska@forum-energii.eu 


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