LIFE21-IPC-PL-LIFE AFTER COAL PL - Implementation of the Strategy Climate Neutral Eastern Wielkopolska 2040

The main objective of the project is to significantly reduce the time required to achieve the target goal of the regional climate neutrality strategy by providing the prerequisites for: 1. Establishment and subsequent consolidation of a governance system for achieving climate neutrality at regional and local level . 2. Achieving social acceptance and active participation of the society of East Wielkopolska in the economic and social transformation towards a zero-emission economy. 3. Mobilizing additional external funds for the implementation of the climate neutrality strategy. 4. Supporting the implementation of the climate neutrality strategy with a focus on the transformation process of the utilities sector, transport and small and medium-sized enterprises. 5. Standardization of solutions and their transfer and imitation in other EU regions (including direct transfer and transfer during project lifetime to Łódzkie region and 2 coal regions in Bulgaria). The consortium consists of groups of stakeholders (total about 50 project partners involved) of which Polish municipalities make up the majority.

Key facts

Keywords
Climate neutrality, Poland, transformation, decarbonization
Duration
01/01/23 - 12/31/31
University institutions
Department of Energy and Environmental Management - Industrial Countries (EUM), Department of Energy and Environmental Management, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems (ZNES)

Description

The Life21 project "LIFE AFTER COAL PL - Implementation of the Strategy Climate Neutral Eastern Wielkopolska 2040" is a 9-year research program that is developing a strategy with the cities and municipalities in Eastern Greater Poland to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. The consortium consists of around 50 partners, mostly from Poland, most of whom are municipalities. There are also trade unions and state institutions from Poland. The project is accompanied by (international) research institutions such as the EUF. The aim is to then transfer the experience gained in Poland to other regions that are also facing the difficult task of decarbonising carbon-intensive industries. At the end of the project there should be a system of political instruments, measures, stakeholder relationships and institutions that can be transferred to other regions. The project is intended to serve as an example strategy for achieving climate neutrality. The project partners pay particular attention to the just design of change in the region. The needs and the threat of exclusion of marginalized social groups are considered.

The project is divided into three phases: Phase 1 runs from the beginning of 2023 to mid-2026. In this phase, the climate neutrality strategy is developed and a system is established to implement it at the level of the Polish municipalities involved. The actors and institutions involved are identified and political instruments and measures are implemented.

In the second phase from mid-2025 to the end of 2027, the measures will be evaluated and refined. The project partners collect the experience gained and best practice examples in order to be able to transfer the solutions found on the way to climate neutrality. In the second phase, the findings from eastern Greater Poland are to be transferred to Bulgaria. A similar system of political instruments, measures and actors should then be set up there in order to achieve the goal of just climate neutrality.

In the third phase, the project partners will transfer the experience gained to other European regions and municipalities. This phase runs from early 2028 to late 2031.

The EUM chair is involved in the 1st and 3rd phase. The task of the EUM chair will be the research work and advice to the Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship in the implementation of the climate neutrality strategy and the associated policy measures and stakeholders. In phase 3, the EUM chair carries out an analysis of the impact of the project, examines the transferability of the knowledge gained to other European regions and ensures that the research results are publicly visible within the EU.

Responsible

Phone
+49 461 805 2533
E-mail
pao-yu.oei-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Madrid
Room
MAD 118a
Street
Munketoft 3b
Post code / City
24937 Flensburg
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E-mail
paula.walk-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Vilnius 1
Room
VIL 111
Street
Auf dem Campus 1b
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Phone
+49 461 805 2897
E-mail
philipp.herpich-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Vilnius 2
Room
VIL 202
Street
Auf dem Campus 1b
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Project coordinators

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Marshal Office in Poznan der Wielkopolska Region (UMWW)

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