Climate Hub

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Klub Królestwo, Rondo im. gen. Jerzego Ziętka 1

About us

The Climate Hub has come to an end!

With over 500 people visiting each day and over 74 groups, people and organisations running over 80 programs - we would consider this place to be a wonderful, collaborative success!

Each day saw many encouraging discussions, challenging topics and vegan meals aplenty. The combination of a safe and grassroots space with a rich international program allowed the Hub to truly become the vibrant, living space that we wanted it to be. The original idea was that we would create a haven for conversations and for people to meet, for new ideas and a new energy and we can happily say that this was exactly what we all achieved, together!

Always keep up the good work and see you at COP25!

Much love from the Climate Hub Crew




The Climate Hub is a place to be for all progressive voices on climate.

From December 1 to 14, in the heart of Katowice next to the COP24 venue, we are bringing together experts, decision makers and activists together with local and international audiences.

The events programme is filled with talks, special guests and performances, and will engage its participants in a debate on the greatest challenge that we currently face - climate change. Scientists tell us clearly that we are running out of time to prevent the impending catastrophe, but they also give us hope: the crisis can be stopped and avoided as we have all the necessary tools to do this.

The Climate Hub is a place for creative meetings, talks about changing the world and about just transition of economy that leaves no one behind. It is a place that inspires us to take action.

Anyone who is interested in climate action is invited to participate. We also welcome journalists who want to personally talk to activists and experts from different parts of the world. This will be a space for real news, straight from the source, and directly available for the world.

The Climate Hub is also a cultural event. Its programme includes film screenings, photo exhibitions and a mix of cultures.


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workshop interactive performance happening
forum live debate seminar panel
movie talk presentation concert

13.00 - 15.00
Slogan writing for a happeningPL

For every happening there is lots of behind the scenes preparation! During this workshop we will make banners and write slogans for the Akcja Demokracja happening. During the happening we will show boards with the 'black feelings' about the future of our planet and 'green feelings' about hope that we can fight climate change and that our future can be clean and green. We will discuss ideas for black and green felings, and the banners for the happening. Magda Staroszczyk, an author of the idea of happening, will lead the workshop.

19.00 - 19.30

19.30 - 20.30
The Matter of the Soul - Kasia Witek & Kat Austen

A dance and music performance about the necessity of empathy on the planet and to take action for the environment. A joint correlation between Kasia Witek, a dance artist and choreographer who is working in Kraków and London, with Kat Austen.

20.30 - 22.00

13.00 - 14.15
The Climb (Movie) - GreenpeaceENG/PL

How far would you go to save the Arctic? For six women, it saw them scale the 310 vertiginous metres of The Shard. In 2013, Greenpeace made headlines around the world by staging one of their most daring protests. An all-female team illegally ascended The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, which towers over the Thames. Emanating from different countries, none of the women were professional climbers. What they shared was a sense of outrage at petroleum giant Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In his debut feature, Michael Woodward employs behind-the-scenes footage detailing the preparations, combined with personal interviews and contemporary newsreel to capture the experiences of the six (extra)ordinary women who volunteered for this perilous climb. They speak with candour and humour about their reasons for the protest and what kept them going in order to undertake this mission to save an essential part of our planet.

14.30 - 15.30
Toxin-free fashion. Detox my fashion. - Greenpeace PolskaENG

How much do you know about responsible fashion? This presentation is about the Detox My Fashion campaign and shares the facts about how the clothing industry affects our environment.

15.45 - 16.45
How To Wear Fair - Marta KarwackaPL

"Is fashion really as colorful and cheerful as ads and fashion magazines portray it? During the presentation we'll discover the dark-side of fashion and the role of a consumer in changing the fashion industry. Dr Marta Karwacka – business sociologist and CSR expert - is convinced that value driven management has meaing. She believes that conscious consumers are a crucial element of the social responsibility of companies. Owner of SENSA, a research and consulting company, Marta is the author of the first book about CSR cooperation between business and NGOs available on the Polish market. Her blog 'How to Wear Fair?' paves the way to sustainable consumerism in fashion. In October 2018 she was awarded an ELLE STYLE award for her responsible fashion activity. "

17.00 - 18.00
Up To Date Festival’s Pozdro Techno De Luxe Collection and other upcycling activities - Up To Date FestivalPL

Ambient Salon has been part of the Polish music scene for nine year now due to its huge popularity. This festival is not just about music; it is also about connecting people, sound and values to bring activism and culture together. The festival's activity includes valuing the environment, for instance through the Pozdro Techno Deluxe line of clothing that gives a second life to used goods. Up To Date Festival provided the upperwear of all our Climate Hub Crew and they will present their projects with recycled clothing.

20.00 - 23.00
Silesian Ambient Salon - Up To Date Festival

Up To Date Festival has brought ambient music to Poland for over nine years. Today, it holds one of the most interesting music festivals in Poland. Ambience Salon promotes the ambient, modern classical, IDM and noise genres.

10.00 - 11.15
Young People Ending Rascism in the Climate Movement - Sustaining all Life (a project of the Reevauation Foundation)ENG

Young people are a revolutionary force and have been at the forefront of many important social movements. But the lack of respect for young people’s thinking and leadership abilities can mean that the important abilities we have to offer are underutilized. And, we can internalize the lack of respect and fail to take ourselves seriously, despite our many accomplishments. This workshop we will discuss how racism limits the climate movement and why ending racism is key to stopping climate change. We welcome everyone but particularly young people to discuss why the voices of youth should be central to COP24, the climate movement, as well as ending racism and all divisions.

11.30 - 13.15
Young Feminists for Climate Justice Reunite!ENG

Young feminists in the climate movement unite to share networks, experiences, perspectives, and to strategize for next year.

13.30 - 14.45
Women for Climate Justice: Local Struggles, Global Actions - Solidaritas Perempuan, Indonesia GenderCC Southern Africa, South Africa Critical Geography Collective, Ecuador With the support of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Gender CC –Women for Climate Justice and LIFE ENG

What role can women play in fighting climate change and achieving climate justice? During the meeting we will present the methodology of communitarian feminism, based on the idea that the colonial violence affects on the soil and 'first soil' - the body. The struggle for the liberation of local communities is strictly connnected with the emancipation of the body. What happens with the body affects the community, city, country and planet.

15.00 - 15.50
How to Fight Gas and Connect Our Movements - Gastivist CollectiveENG

Exchange skills and strategies to fight gas around the world, and develop ways to integrate our work with other movements! We will share successful organizational approaches, ongoing campaigns and processes and weak spots of the gas industry. If you work on coal, oil, renewables, plastics, agriculture and so on - we are excited to discuss how we can connect our work and strategize together.

16.00 - 16.50
Pushing for Human-Rights Based Gender-Responsive Climate Finance in the Green Climate Fund - Heinrich Boell Stiftung North AmericaENG

"The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is currently the largest multilateral climate fund and an important financial mechanism for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. With approved projects worth already more than USD 4 billion it is a significant force for either doing climate finance the right way or the wrong way. The GCF is also currently seeking replenishment to upscale its efforts.

The event is an opportunity to report on crucial CSO advocacy efforts in the Green Climate Fund as well as push for further civil society engagement to ensure that the Green Climate Fund delivers climate financing in a way that respects human rights, supports gender equality and provides direct benefits to most affected peoples and communities."

17.00 - 17.50
Women As Sustainable Development Leaders (PL) - Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw & Collegium Civitas University in WarsawPL

A meeting with, for and about women in Silesia. Featuring the presentation of the scientific publication "Women's Silesia: tradition, activity and ecology", which is the result of research on the activation of women in Silesia, including ecological issues and environmental awareness. Could female activism become a driving force for the sustainable transition of coal regions? How can we encourage women to act more intensively in the field of ecology? How could topics of special interest for respective local communities be addressed in a way that includes social groups most affected by (energy) transformation?

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 21.00
From West Bengal: A Short Film for Rooted in Care, Sustaining Movements - Young Feminists for Climate JusticeENG

"Presenting a short film by the feminist Nazia Khan, based in West Bengal, India. The short film touches on the relevance of self and collective care of young feminists in the climate movement, and the intersections with digital and physical safety."

9.00 - 9.50
"Change the Power – (Em)Power to Change The battle for land and water in Amazonia" - "Climate Alliance in cooperation with ASTM (Action Solidarité Tiers Monde)"ENG

"In May 2016 Belo Monte on the River Xingu, a tributary of the Amazon River was officially opened. To make way for the world’s third largest dam, swaths of rainforest were cleared, fishermen and indigenous communities were displaced and 40,000 people were forcefully relocated.

The end game: to generate electricity for multinational aluminium manufacturing companies. In the words of the public prosecutor, 'all this goes against the law'.

'Countdown on River Xingu V' focusses on the penultimate construction phase of this mega dam: the flooding of the land. It reveals how the project came to be and what went on behind the scenes to make it happen. A scandal surrounding Brazil’s oil company Petrobras implicating major Brazilian construction companies and politicians is no small piece of the story.

After the screening we would like to discuss with our partners and the audience not only the question of impacts, but explore the vital topic of responsibility as well as alternative approaches towards a future-proof energy transition."

10.00 - 11.20
Sanctuarizing forests: an indigenous model for nature conservation and restoration - Alliance of Mother Natures GuardiansENG

The Alliance of Mother Nature's Guardians is a global movement gathering indigenous peoples of the world and their allies. Their members are bound by their Constitutive Declaration that was elaborated in Brasilia with around 200 indigenous people coming from all over the world. This event will present the work of the Alliance, focus on advocating for the reinforcement of Paris Agreement, and call on financing organisms of indigenous structures to fund new mechanisms for conservation of nature beside REDD, and to leave the dictature of carbon market.

11.30 - 14.00
Wildfires - Russia - Greenpeace RussiaENG

"What is the impact of forest fires on the climate? Hear strories directly from those on the ground - the firefighters from Russia, Brasil, Indonesia and other countries. It causes a huge threat for the climate, so how can we stop the controlled burning of forests? Guests include; Anton Beneslavskiy - wildfire project leader, Marina Kanischeva - wildfire expert, Tatiana Vasilieva - wildfire communication specialist, Larasati Wido Motovani - volunteer firefighter, wildfire victim, Greenpeace Indonesia"

14.30 - 15.50
Sustaining Environmental Activism - Sustaining all Life (a project of the Reevaluation Foundation)ENG

Discussions about how to build and sustain a strong environmental movement. To do this we must have a place to share and heal from feelings about climate change and any discouragement we feel. We will give voice to environmental activists to share their experiences and success stories, share our passion and vision for our work, share our worries, fears and despair about climate change in a supportive listening environment. We need support to maintain and build our connections with each other and address difficulties together.

16.00 - 17.30
GreenTalks: Just energy transition and a shift away from coal in the EU by 2030 towards renewable energy sources - Maroš Šefčovič and guestsENG

Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission, EU Commissioner for Energy Union and the EU Long Term Climate Strategy. Vice-president Šefčovič is also responsible for the work of Coal Regions in Transition Platform - an EU initiative to support the energy transformation of coal regions, including Silesia, in order to move away from coal. Maroš Šefčovič will present as keynote speaker. Anabella Rosemberg - program director at Greenpeace International - will then join him as for many years she worked for a fair energy transformation as part of climate negotiations and cooperation with ITUC - the International Confederation of Trade Unions. Debate moderated by Polityka Insight, followed by a session of questions from the audience.

17.30 - 19.00
Szymon Holownia's book launchPL

Book launch and discussion for the latest release from Szymon Hołownia.

19.15 - 20.30
Heading for extinction and what to do about it - Extinction RebelliontENG

In this public talk, members of the Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change denial, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

20.30 - 22.00
Intercultural Concert for Climate - Viva Flamenco

Flamenco and classical indian music as a form of art, from a group of musicians with a mixture of cultures and musical styles. Through our music we express both the human and musical fusion of these cultures, which could have had a common ancestor. Improvisation and rhythm are the common elements in both styles and are essential to the continued existence of this music.

9.00 - 9.50
Talanoa for Ambition: Peruvian and Youth Cases

Four COPs have passed since COP in Lima. How have young Peruvians been involved in the fight against climate change during these years? In addition, we present the results of the Talanoa Peru Project. With more than 6 regions involved and youth participation in climate dialogues where youth articulation was basic for our final outputs.

10.00 - 11.00
The Power of PeopleENG

Effective response to climate change depends on overcoming inner and outer barriers. Our panelists will examine on how to initiate the needed behavioural change, increase the use of clean technologies and strengthen inner resilience. They will point out that hope and a shift in awareness helps to build up the needed momentum to fulfill the Paris Agreement. The interactive event will include practical examples of the power of civil society; the power of collective intention; and the power of sacred activism.

11.15 - 13.15
Voices of Indigenous, Roma/Gypsy people and Central and Eastern Europeans on climate change - Sustaining all Life (a project of the Reevaluation Foundation)ENG

In this workshop we will discuss how the oppression of Indigenous, Roma/Gypsy people and Central and Eastern Europeans limits the climate movement and why we should end these oppressions to stop climate change. We welcome everyone to discuss why the voices of these people should be heard at COP24 and in the climate movement. Indigenous people know how to live in connection with the earth. Their communities are particularly affected by climate change. Roma/Gypsy and central European people have knowledge that is often ignored, but could make a big difference to our environmental movements. The way of organizing their communities have been rejected and overtaken by the dominant economies and cultures.

13.30 - 14.30
The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change - The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)ENG

A series of short presentations discussing what are the changes, understandings, mindset and behavior needed for the human community to make in order to meet the challenges of climate change.

14.45 - 16.45
Imielin@COP24. How the city of Imielin became active (PL/Eng) - Imielin NGOs Zielony Imielin with support of Granice Natury and RatujMY-ImielinPL

Zielony Imielin (Green Imielin), a succesful citizen's movement against open pit in Imielin, Poland.

17.00 - 18.00
What is the role of the public in climate action? - La Ruta del ClimaENG

An event to spark a dialogue on the Right of Public Participation and the challenges that it has on being operationalized at national level and within the UNFCCC proceedings.

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 20.00
"Africa: the future is now" - (foto)report from reporting journeyPL

Grażyna Makara and Marcin Żyła, Tygodnik Powszechny journalists will talk about their reporting journey across Ghana and Burkina Faso, climate change and the upcoming demographic revolution.

There are places where future scenarios are today's reality. Western Africa has already been suffering from climate change consequences such as violent weather cycles and Sahara's south expansion. It causes migration, local conflicts that the West often shrug off as poverty and extremity. Soon those events will intensify. Will we understand it before it's too late?

20.00 - 22.00
An Inconvenient Sequel (Movie)ENG/PL

Fresh off the heels of a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Al Gore’s follow-up to his eye-opening blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth comes at a time when climate change is a daily headline and audiences are more eager than ever to act on behalf of the planet.

“We’re going to win this…If anybody doubts that we have the capacity and the will to act, just remember that the will to act is itself a renewable resource.” —Al Gore

Al Gore has been advocating on Earth’s behalf for twenty-five years. In An Inconvenient Sequel he recounts and contextualizes the critical issues and moments in the climate change movement since the release of An Inconvenient Truth more than ten years ago, and highlights the real solutions we have at hand to change the planet for the better.

9.00 - 10.20
The People's Demands - Corporate AccountabilityENG

A panel of frontline leaders will present the Peoples’ Demands and testify to the impacts on the ground that have compelled this list of demands.

10.30 - 11.50
A Dangerous Distraction: so-called ‘renewable gas’ - Corporate Europe ObservatoryENG

Exposing the real agenda behind the gas industry’s new claims of ‘decarbonising’ the gas system with green gas: do they just want to stay in business and keep us hooked to fossil fuels?

12.00 - 13.20
Shutting Down Finance & Insurance for Fossil Fuels - urgewald, BankTrack, Unfriend CoalENG

"Contrary to the warnings of climate scientists, the finance and insurance industries continue to channel huge amounts of capital into fossil fuels. Investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure threaten to lock us into a trajectory that puts the Paris goals out of reach.

We will explain why financial institutions need to be challenged to shift their support away from fossil fuels, and show who is financing and insuring coal and other fossil companies. At the same time we will introduce the “Fossil Banks – No Thanks!” and “Unfriend Coal” campaigns. "

13.30 - 14.50
From Black to Green – shifting financial flows in SE Asia - CAN-IENG

Climate Action Network – International, SEforAll, E3G and M2020 with GreenID, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities and Yayasan Mitra Hijau are working to catalyse national policy initiatives that shift finances away from fossil fuels into low carbon development. Three national experts will share their plans, activities and lessons learned so far to build and strengthen broad-based, multi-stakeholder alliances in Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.

15.00 - 15.50
Hydropower – The Neglected Threat to the Climate - GegenStroemung - CounterCurrent / INFOE e.V.ENG

There is a clear discourse presenting hydropower as a green alternative to fossil fuels. We will discuss the fact that the reservoirs of dams emit greenhouse gases that can be more dangerous to the climate than CO2. It is important that civil society is aware of the problems as large hydropower plants are no acceptable alternative to fossil fuels, contrary to what hydropower organisations tell us.

16.00 - 18.00
The People’s Open Climate and Human Rights Event: How to hold your government accountable for its climate "inaction"? Greenpeace’s Climate Justice and Liability Campaign and Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe)ENG

A public event on climate litigation for the general public, with the Saami youth representative from the People’s Climate Case and cases brought by Greenpeace to give a presentation on communications, community building and legal points when developing a climate lawsuit against government to push for higher climate ambition.

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

19.30 - 21.00
A Story Of A Seahorse From A Coral Reef - WWF PolskaPL

A unique meeting with a representative of the inhabitants of a dying coral reef. The ability to talk with a 3D figure. Viewers ask - the seahors responds. In the role of a seahorse - experts on climate change. We will talk about the future of our planet, climate change, and possible scenarios and solutions.

9.00 - 10.50
Global Racism, women and war in the context of the environmental movement - Sustaining all Life (a project of the Reevaluation Foundation)ENG

"Environmental degradation and climate change endangers everyone. However certain populations, including people in frontline communities and women, will continue to be impacted more heavily and sooner than others.

This open workshop provides a space to listen to people speak from their personal experiences of how global racism, sexism and war has impacted them and their communities in relation to environmental degradation and climate change. "

11.00 - 11.50
Prospects for Spaceship Earth - David Oldroyd, Silesia Botanical Garden Centre for Environmental and Ecological EducationENG

Climate disruption resulting from the impact of the ‘Machine World’ upon the Natural World is one of several exponentially accelerating threats to a sustainable future created by humans. The metaphors of Spaceship Earth (finite planet), Homo Deus (technological power) and Ecological Footprint are used to examine the prospects for the near future of Spaceship Earth now that humans have created the Anthropocene geological epoch. The Great Acceleration of exponential human impacts since the 1950s has led to unintended consequences in the form of multiple existential threats that bring the collapse of human systems closer. Awareness of the limits to growth, ‘overshoot’ and the need to restore equilibrium between humans and nature has become widespread, but if run-away acceleration of human impact is beyond recall, we may now need to plan for survival in a post-collapse world.

12.00 - 13.50
On hope in a hopeless time. Dealing with difficult emotions about climate change. - Anna GierlińskaENG

Any new information about climate change puts us in a position in which threat and danger becomes more and more real. Trying to tackle those issues, we have to deal with many difficult emotions. If we want to win our future, we need society and decision makers to act immediately. We need also a higher awareness of the scale of the problem. It means we have to find the way to beat our apathy. And to do so – we need to understand where apathy comes from, and what it is in the first place. The aim of this meeting is to see the roots of apathy, understand the meaning of emotions in the process of engaging in pro-climate actions and to find new sources of hope, in these 'hopeless' times.

14.00 - 18.00
Pioneers of Civic Energy - Alliance of Associations Polish Green NetworkPL

Promoting green energy on the local level will be the key to unlocking civic energy. Newly elected members of local self-goverments in Poland will be with us and share their experiences.
Special guest: dr Adam Bodnar - Commissioner for Human Rights

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 20.00
Detecting temperature change in Palestine from 1987 until 2017 using digital satellite images, and relating it to landuse - An-Najah University in cooperation with Heinrich Boell Foundation/ Palestine & JordanENG

In the past few decades, Palestine and the MENA region have witnessed severe changes due to climate change raising questions about adaptation measures in politically unstable areas. This is event will discuss findings of research conducted on temperature changes in the past three decades in Palestine and the associated land cover changes associated with it using satellite imagery.

20.30 - 22.30
Expect the Unexpected - Kevin BucklandENG

Expect the Unexpected is a vibrant 30 minute one-man show that takes your hand and brings you through a multi-media experience to Ende Gelende. The performance shares with its audience: the rush of a thousand people running into the dust of Europe’s largest lignite coal mine, and the fear of confronting charging police lines, the joys of finding lost comrades and the passion that motivates of those who lock their bodies onto railroad tracks. Expect the Unexpected uses its immersive format to directly engage the audience in horizontal affinity group decision making processes, allowing viewers to get a look “behind the scenes” of not only the action but also it’s organizing and action consensus. Despite the theatrics, this captivating performance is not just a show - it is an organizing tool that is being used across Europe and North America to engage new audiences into experiencing the collective transformation that can come from stepping outside of one’s comfort zones.

9.00 - 10.30
Talanoa around the world - Innovative Food Solutions - ProVeg InternationalENG

If we zoom into the local level of different regions all over the world, we find many heros playing their part in tackling climate change. We will hear some of these innovative stories around food solutions

10.45 - 12.15
Unlocking the potential of plant-based foods - ProVeg InternationalENG

In recent years, the plant-based diet has been recognised for its potential to be a highly effective tool in the fight against climate change. Many plant-based food innovations exist all over the world, but how can they be upscaled and integrated into policies?

12.30 - 14.00
Livestock industry in light of IPCC report - Holistic Approach Climate Change CoalitionENG

A workshop about the impact of animal husbandry on the overall well-being of our planet in the context of climate change.

14.15 - 15.45
Factory Farming expansion and how it affects the environment and the lives of local communities - Otwarte Klatki / Koalicja Stop FermomPL

Factory farming has a big effect on greenhouse gases emissions. During the last few years, we have observed the continual and rapid growth of factory farms in Poland. The impact of such places on the environment and residents is huge. As more farms are being built, the more local communities protest. Effectively opposing and blocking the construction of mega-farms. During our panel we will discuss what the realities are of factory farming animals and why the meat industry in Poland is still rising. A representative of local community will tell the audience more about the struggle and problems their people have.

Paweł Grabowski - Law and Environments Conditioning Consultant and representative of local community opposing the construction of pig farms and activist of Stop Farms Societal-Coalition.

Małgorzata Nowak - local community representative and leader of the protest against the construtction of the giant boriler-chicken farm.

Ilona Rabizo - vice-president of Otwarte Klatki involved in Stop Farms Societal-Coalition.

16.00 - 17.30
We Save Food From Wasting It - Federacja Polskich Banków ŻywnościPL

Over 825 million people in the world are chronically undernourished and facing food deprivation. At the same time 30% of food is wasted. We will discuss how to manage food system better and how to implement food practices that already exist. We will talk about the environmental impact of food waste. If we take care of food and its proper use, we also take care of our planet. We want to protect the environment for future generations.

17.45 - 19.15
Anti-straws campaign - NoizzPL together with the activist Atata Szpura, the Lonely Whale foundation and the VML Poland agency run the campaign 'You can drink here without a straw'. Its aim is to withdraw plastic tubes from pubs and restaurants throughout Poland and to popularize the less-waste principle. The action had support from 1.5 million people in a few months. Already hundreds of bars, venues and cafes in Poland have given up their straws. People who have supported the action among others include; Anja Rubik, Robert Biedron, Hubert Urbański, Krzysztof Gonciarz and Maffashion.

20.00 - 23.00
Psio Crew + Gooral ANTYSMOG SONGPL

Psio Crew have written an anti-smog song to draw attention to the terrible air quality in Poland through artistic expression. The song was triggered by information in mass media that Żywiec was the most air polluted city in the European Union in 2016. Psio Crew is a fushion of electronic and Polish folk music from Beskid Żywiecki mountains, so it is dedicated to the people involved with the pollution problem.

10.00 - 10.50
Artivist activities by the Camp for Climate - Obóz dla klimatuPL

The Camp for Climate that took place in July this year near the drying up lakes of the Wielkopolska Region, was the first event of its kind in Poland. Hundreds of campers had an opportunity to learn more about climate change, meet the climate activist community and take part in the Camp's artistic program.

Danny Moore – curator of the artistic program for Camp for Climate, will present the wide range of activities that took place during the event. A happening, performance, collective creation of artistic resistance, post-apocalyptic installation or the rites of metamorphosis of bipods into fresh water creatures. Artists offered workshops on many subjects and showed how the cooperation of art and activism is crucial in our fight for our planet's wellbeing.

11.00 - 12.50
Just Transition: building local living economies - Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), La Via Campesina (LVC), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Just Transition Alliance (JTA), Friends of the Earth International (FOE-I), and the Transnational Institue (TNI)ENG

Just Transition is a framework for a fair and sustainable shift to a regenerative economy through implementing real solutions to climate change that chart a path towards more democratic, ecologically rooted economies. The concept of Just Transition grew out of the environmental justice movements and worker movements over the last 30 years—the communities whose health and livelihood are directly impacted by the climate crisis. This workshop will deepen discussion around what Just Transition means when grounded in the leadership of Indigenous Peoples, food producers, fence-line communities, and frontline workers movements. Economic and energy transition transition itself must be just and equitable; redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there. We will hear directly from organizers who are advancing real alternatives for both energy production and economic self-determination transforming the conditions that are pitting our livelihood against our health and our collective survival.

13.00 - 14.50
Climatic pilgrimages from Bonn and the Vatican to Katowice - a report and meeting - 3. Ökumenischer Pilgerweg für Klimagerechtigkeit, Global Catholic Climate Movement and GreenpeaceENG

Meeting, presentation and discussion with participants of two Climatic Pilgrimages - one from Bonn (Germany), the other from the Vatican - which for the last two months tirelessly trekked to reach Katowice for COP24 with an urgent call to leaders of countries to take more ambitious actions for the climate; including the departure from coal in the EU by 2030.

16.00 - 17.50
GreenTalks: Climate Stories from the South - Meeting with Joanna Sustento, Sanos brothers and Pacific Islanders Kelvin and LetiaENG

In November 2013, super Typhoon Jolanda (also called Haiyan) destroyed the Philippines, and in particular the province of Tacloban. This typhoon killed over 6,000 people, leaving behind ruins and loss. Among those who survived was AG Saño, whose brother, Yeb, participated in the UN climate negotiations in Warsaw during the typhoon.

18.00 - 18.50
Meditation for Peace and the Environment - Brahma Kumaris & UNFCCC Interfaith Liaison CommitteeENG

The power of envisioning world peace. We will introduce the new initiative 'A Million Good Wishes' and give a short introduction on meditation. This is followed by creative meditation with pictures of nature, reflective questions and meditative thought.

19.00 - 21.00
Do we need a Loss and Damage Fund? - Thinking out of the box for innovative and just finance tools for climate-induced loss and damage - Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Bread for the WorldENG

Climate change is no longer a future scenario. Its impacts are already visible and harming the most vulnerable people and communities. The Paris Agreement covers this challenge. Financial means and instruments that have been discussed so far do not seem to cover the full range of needs. By discussing the idea of initiating a Loss and Damage Fund this workshop will approach the field of loss and damage finance from a perspective of the most vulnerable communities and also by adding a perspective that applies a rights-based, gender-sensitive and justice approach. The workshop shall also provide a forum that explores other innovative instruments to raise required funds supporting the financial needs related to loss and damage.

The proposed event dives deep and puts forward out of the box proposals into a topic that the Paris Agreement acknowledges as important, but where negotiations have by far, failed to provide clear guidance and resolution.

21.30 - 23.00

GrubSon - vocalist, rapper, music producer, DJ. (Tomasz Iwanca) has been artistically active since the late 1990s. Currently his lineup of musicians consists of: Jarecki and Dj BRK, and from 2013 also with a live band - Sanepid.

In 2009 he released his debut album ""O.R.S."" (gold status), in 2011, the double album ""Something more than music"" (platinum) saw the light of day, in 2012 the album ""Fat Belly"" (gold) recorded as a duet with DJ BRK, and in 2015 was the premiere of the last album titled ""Holism"" (gold). Work is currently underway on the newest album ""Genre L"".

Each year GrubSon plays dozens of concerts - both at clubs and festivals. His concert tours in recent years led through Poland, the Netherlands, England, Scotland and the United States.

In 2015 and 2016 he performed at Przystanek Woodstock. Two DVD releases were available nationwide.

11.00 - 13.50
Energy Atlas 2018: How to benefit from the renewable energy future in Poland? Heinrich Böll Foundation in WarsawENG/PL

"Meeting about the Polish edition of Energy Atlas. How can we achieve de-carbonization and how quickly? How can Poland support the transition to green energy? How can we include the social and economical progress as the part of the transformation? We will talk about these issues with the president of German Green Party and Polish environmental activists. "

14.00 - 15.20
Climate proof, just transition - global scenario and case studies with community examplesENG

We will exchange views, develop strategies and talk about the reality of just transition towards a sustainable, climate proof energy system. What do we need to do now, to forward climate action with the affected communities? A global labour market scenario (for 100% renewable economy), including a case study for Poland will be presented as a basis for debate. The discussion will be interesting for journalists who get an alternative story to the official Polish just transition slogans.

15.30 - 17.00
A Just Transition to a 1.5 World – A Global Approach - This is a joint event by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, E3G and Bread for the World GermanyENG

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we are facing today and early action is vital to mitigating the most catastrophic impacts of climate change – as the IPCC’s special report on 1.5°C most recently highlighted. If we fail to develop our societies within the planetary boundaries we will reach devastating tipping points from which there is no turning back. People who are already living in poverty today, but also future generations and nature itself would suffer tremendously. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both underline the necessity of a transition toward a sustainable, zero-carbon future for all. The question highlighted by the IPCC 1.5 report is not whether we need this transition, or whether it will happen, but rather how we can achieve transformational change fast enough to keep the 1.5 goal of the Paris Agreement in reach. How we manage this transition in the most socially sustainable way – mitigating the impacts on communities and workers both from climate change and climate policy - is the key question of a Just Transition on the global level. The necessary regional and sectoral transitions need to be inclusive and just, leaving no one behind. Even though there are challenges in all sectors such as the energy sector, transport, agriculture or finance, we should not only focus on the difficulties and risks, but more importantly on the time-limited but manifold opportunities to proactively shape the future of our societies and economies.

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 19.50
GreenTalks: Climate Fishbowl; from false solutions to a just and sustainable society. - Brahma Kumaris, Gastivist Collective, ENvironement JEUnesseENG

Join us to share visions of just systems, stories of opposition to false solutions, and ways to shift our consciousness. Stories of degrowth, from the frontlines of the gas resistance, and from those working to shift mindsets will be shared in a fishbowl format - and you are warmly welcomed to bring your stories! We will close with a guided meditation.

20.00 - 22.00
"What Youth Climate Leadership looks like? Stories from EECCA region" - 350.orgENG

We will present some stories of diverse and creative work on climate solutions and campaigning in EECCA region

09.00 - 10.00
Poland Clean Air Coalition Building - Client EarthPL

Announcement of the Local Clean Air initiative in Poland, a new coalition for systemic solutions on clean air in Poland.

10.00 - 11.50
100% Renewable Energy Transition in the cities of EECCA : The Future is Now - 350.orgENG

An international public discussion of the pathways to 100% renewable energy commitments towards the sustainable city energy and climate solutions, it’s financing and public engagement. Videos on local solutions and a Q&A on successful implementation of the city plans. Joint agreement on collaboration and experience sharing amongst the city networks and Covenant of Mayors.

12.00 - 13.50
Food - Peatlands - Climate. Understand the connection, help saving peatlands. Peat-carbon-free lunch with Wetland Conservation Centre, Greifswald Mire Centre and Wetlands InternationalPL

Did you know that peatlands are among world’s most important climate regulators? They store twice more carbon than all forest biomass of the world. But we destroy this function. By draining peatlands and turning them into agricultural land we change them into hotspots of CO2 emission. Palm oil from SE Asia, as well as dairy or beef from Europe often have a large peat-carbon footprint. Not any better are vegetables grown in greenhouses on peat-based substrates. But we don’t need to drain peatlands to produce food.

Wetland Conservation Centre, Greifswald Mire Centre and Wetlands International invite you for a peat-carbon-free lunch with three peatland experts, who will share with you their knowledge and hope to engage in discussion on the values, threats, conservation and restoration of peatlands - for climate and nature. Our guests: Hans Joosten, professor of peatland science at the University of Greifswald in Germany, Tatiana Minayeva, associate expert of Wetlands International and Wiktor Kotowski, professor of vegetation ecology at the University of Warsaw.

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14.00 - 15.20
Climate Innovation in Latin-America: Challenges and Opportunities - Centro de Innovación Climática y Sostenibilidad (Peru)ENG

An overview of the climate innovation scenario in Latin-America, then the panelists will talk shortly about their initiatives on the topic and finally the challenges and opportunities that we have as a region.

15.30 - 18.00
Intergenerational debate on climate - Akcja DemokracjaPL

The meeting of the generations. Grandchildren and grandparents from different parts on Poland will sit down and talk about what makes them worry about the climate change, and what are the optimistic scenarios for planet. This will be the voice of hope and the cooperation of generations - an idea that is literally not visible in the public discussion about climate change.

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 20.00
GreenTalks: 1000 Commitments for Divestment - May BoeveENG

One of the founders and currently the Executive Director of, May Boeve has helped lead the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, coordinate the growing fossil fuel divestment movement, and mobilize hundreds of thousands around the world. She is the co-author of Fight Global Warming Now.

May Boeve will talk about climate justice and youth action needed for it. The IPCC report made it clear that we have to keep fossil fuels in the ground if we are to limit warming to 1.5C. A change is happening, even where you least expect it.

20.30 - 22.30
I Need Air - Save the World with Bernadette La Hengst

Together with the Bonn Young Opera Choir. A new climate anthem, written by the German singer-songwriter Bernadette La Hengst as part of the Save the World festival 2018. The song, the fifth climate changed-linked chanson written by the German and English-speaking musician in almost as many years, frames the urgency for climate action through the lens of clean air.

08.45 - 10.00
National Inquiry on the Impact of Climate Change on the Human Rights of the Filipino People - Greenpeace Climate Justice Team

10.00 - 11.15
Nuclear energy status in the EU (at the EU level and in the member states) - Don't Nuke The Climate!ENG

"What are the EU country policies on nuclear energy? How can it look in the future? How can we educate people that nuclear energy is not an alternative to coal energy, but is a threat to the planet? "

11.30 - 13.50
Challenges of the Brazilian political context and implications in the climate policies - Grupo Carta de Belem / Belem Letter GroupENG

Brazil has been experiencing huge threats in the face of a profound democratic and institutional crisis, which has serious implications for the space of civil society and for the implementation of the nationally determined contributions. The conservatism of this cycle that the country experiences are also part of a regional and international cycle. In this sense, this talk proposes to reflect on this scenario and on the ongoing challenges.

14.00 - 15.50
The Brazilian Amazon, climate change and vulnerable populations - Fern, Misereor, IPAMENG

The Brazilian Amazon, which has been a carbon sink, is now turning into a carbon source due to deforestation and forest degradation. Furthermore, deforestation rate is increasing again, and the present national political context raises concerns on conservation, including of indigenous lands, and on sustainable land-use. Here, IPAM and OPAN will present scientific data about the Amazon and open a discussion on the challenges ahead. Speakers: Ane Alencar (Science Director, IPAM); André Guimarães, (Executive Director, IPAM); Fernanda Bortolotto (researcher, IPAM); Brazilian indigenous leader; OPAN representative.

16.00 - 18.00
GreenTalks: Special guest with Jennifer Morgan - ENG

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18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 21.30
Radical Realism – 1.5 C is possible! Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, GermanyENG

"The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C showed: It is still possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C if radical emissions cuts, transformative pathways and the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems are implemented. But also: staying below the 1.5° limit is absolutely vital in order to contain the impacts of climate change and the risks for humans and ecosystems that are associated with it.

Some corporations and governments are currently promoting the idea of fixing the symptoms of global warming through large-scale technological interventions in the Earth’s oceans, soils and atmosphere, the so called geoengineering, claiming there is no other way of avoiding the climate catastrophe. But geoengineering perpetuates the false belief that today’s unjust, ecologically- and socially-devastating, human rights-violating industrial model of production and consumption cannot be changed and that we therefore need techno-fixes to tame its effects. But these technologies are unproven and put ecosystems, biodiversity and human communities at risk of potentially devastating impacts and side effects. They can also threaten global peace and security. They therefore need to be banned.

There are alternatives to mainstream and growth-fetishizing climate economics that are safe to deploy and don’t rely on high-risk technofixes. We will discuss the alternatives in order to strengthen alternative voices in the debate on how to stay within the safer 1.5°C limit, challenging our way of life with radical realism."

10.00 - 11.20
Ecology through art and climate change education - ‘citizens' initiativeENG

This happening combines music with educational elements. How could music help in understanding the problem of climate change and the benefits in education about deep ecology? Come and see!

11.30 - 12.50
"Nuclear energy as a transition energy generating technology for Poland? (Energia jądrowa technologią pomostową w Polsce? Czy to możliwe, rozsądne i czy ochroni klimat?) (PL)" - Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczno-Kulturalne 'Wspólna Ziemia' (Association 'Common Earth') / Społeczny Monitor Atomowy (SMA, Civic Nuclear Monitor)PL

A press conference on the dangers of the transformation in nuclear energy in Poland. How can it affect society and the climate? The conference will be connected with a public discussion. "

13.00 - 14.50
Climate Justice Sit-in: A participative discussion on energy democracy - Rosa-Luxemburg-StiftungENG

The aim of this event is to bring together climate justice activists, researchers,and representatives of NGOs from the Global South (Argentina, Cuba, Mauritius, India, Indonesia, Philippi-nes, Vietnam) with the international and local public in order to hold a discussion on energy democracy. Energy has the power to transform people’s lives. Access to energy can grant autonomy to marginalized groups that had been previously resigned to a dependent relationship to corporations for their needs. As we gear for a COP that negoti-ates the rulebook to the Paris Agreement, it is imperative to ask how and if social justice will be used as a framework in dealing with issues concerning energy. In this light, we propose to con-duct a participative roundtable discussion with our energy de-mocracy experts and delegates from the Global South.

16.00 - 17.00
From One Island to Another - 350.orgENG

Short movie about the people from two islands affected by climate change - Greenland and Marshall Islands. During the common adventure, they discover how much their homelands have in common, even if they have different climate and history. After the movie we will discuss how can we save Greenland and the Paciffic Islands.

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 20.30
Tomorrow is today: the drama of Brazilians impacted by climate change - Greenpeace BrazilENG

The documentary title "Tomorrow is today - the drama of Brazilians impacted by climate change" already gives you an idea of what it is: to show that the impacts of the climate have already reached all Brazilians, whether in the city or the countryside, and that keeping the Amazon on its feet is fundamental not only for those who live there. We have chosen six emblematic cases in five states to show the urgency of the debate. The film also includes two unpublished opinions that reveal the impacts of deforestation on the climate, and thus on agricultural production, water supply in the country, gas emissions, fires, among others.

09.00 - 10.00
Reflection and Dialogue Space - IASS Potsdam Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.ENG

The space aims to function as a counterbalance to the intensity and pressure that negotiators and observers are confronted with during the conference. With our approach we want to provide a space for reflection and sharing experiences among the participants to stimulate creativity and further insights. The space is intended to serve new authentic encounters amongst different stakeholders that can lead to co-creative processes and collaborations.

10.15 - 12.15
Green experts: Let's be white and green! - Hanna Schudy and Dominik PodsiadłyPL/ENG

Green experts show how the climate action is linked with a PR activity as well as what greenwashing really means. The last day of COP24 provides an opportunity to reveal whose robes followed the megatrends, how deep the green colour was and whose detergents were the most succesful. We can assume that in the following weeks a lot of criticism will be directed to organisations. Therefore we have an offer - come and feel the smell and the texture of the washed logos. Participate in a new symbolism - white and green (Biało-zielona).

12.30 - 14.30
A life after Coal – Signposts for a sustainable energy system - "Misereor Project 90 by 2030 "PL/ENG

We can keep the limit of 1,5°C maximum global warming as it is the aspired goal of the Paris Agreement but it needs bold and significant changes – this signal from the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C of the IPCC that has been published this year is a shine of hope and a challenge at the same time. One of the crucial issues is the decarbonisation of the energy sector which means: coal phase-out as fast as possible, globally. But apart from the necessity that can be derived from the global carbon budget in many societies there is a big insecurity how the shift from coal to sustainable energy can be done. The event is trying to bring fresh impetus on certain aspects that can help to develop pathways for a sustainable energy system.

14.45 - 16.15
Youth Led Reforestation Towards Climate Neutrality - Plant-for-the-PlanetENG

What is the role of forests in the policies on climate changes? Join the discussion about facts and the real activities.

18.00 - 18.30
Fossil of the Day

18.30 - 21.00
The Lost Seasons. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi. Featured by Weiss & Sutor - Client EarthENG

A world premiere of a new arrangement of Vivaldi's the Four Seasons according to the current climate state. The piece will be performed in classic and electronic arrangement by two young Polish composers - Szymon Sutor and Szymon Weiss. Concert will be preceded by short TEDx like speeches of climate experts and lawyers.


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