IDEA

The CULTURE NATURE FUTURE event is conceived as a pretext for launching a discussion on novel prospects for the changing world. It is to set a scene for action taking that will translate into the future of generations to come. Thus, we initiate another important topic, which is the significance of culture and its impact on the human-environment relationship. We would like to create a space for conversation and reflect on ways, in which culture and entrepreneurship influence nature, and how these two worlds can intersect.

The event commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre.

Join the celebrations and make a commitment!

We encourage business officials to join us in celebrations of the action taking for the good of nature and to participate in the campaign of climate commitments being made for the year 2030. These commitments will be locked in the "capsule for the climate", and the keys will be passed to representatives of the generation which in 2030 will enter into adulthood.

„Let’s change the world for the better and take care of nature – let’s start with what we can achieve by joining our potentials.”

Maria Andrzejewska, Director-General of UNEP/GRID - Warsaw Centre

PROGRAMME

09:30 - 10:00

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Introduction

  • Maria Andrzejewska, director-general of UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre
  • Paweł Jaskanis, director of King Jana III Palace Museum in Wilanow
  • Alexandre Caldas, Science Division, UN Environment Programme
  • Opening poem - Jacek Bożek, Klub Gaja
10:00 - 11:10

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Palace gardens as a space of aspirations and inspirations focused on nature

Hosts:

dr Agnieszka Laudy, King Jan III Palace Museum in Wilanow

dr Piotr Mikołajczyk, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre

11:10 - 11:30

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Coffee break

11:30 - 12:45

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Business community creating a culture of change for the climate. Carbon footprint and compensation.

12:45 - 13:30

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Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

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Intersectoral dialogue – 6 quarters #ForThePlanet

  1. DATA USE
    Reliable data for the climate. Are they enough to mobilise business and society to act? Why don't we make use of them?
  2. CLOSING THE LOOP
    Does the economy need to grow for us to thrive? Are sustainable business models that do not rely on continuous growth of production possible?
  3. CLIMATE NEUTRALITY
    Is climate risk a business risk? How to achieve neutrality without greenwashing?
  4. CULTURE FOR CLIMATE
    We need a new, fresh perspective on the world and ourselves. How culture changes our values and raise climate awareness?
  5. CITIES IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
    Concrete vs greenery. How to create beautiful cities in Poland?
  6. NATURE POSITIVES
    To measure or not to measure? Is talking about the environment in the language of benefits, services and capital getting us closer to solving the problem?
  7. OUR WATER
    Every drop matters. How should we respond to the water crisis in Poland?
  8. ESG IS THE NEW CSR
    ESG means a great change in the way companies think and act. How to shape the corporate culture so the employees identify with sustainability?
15:00
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End of the meeting

AN EVENING WITH CULTURE /NATURE /FUTURE

(admission by invitation only)

A festive evening crowning the CULTURE NATURE FUTURE event, during which we celebrate 30th Anniversary of the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre. A unique occasion to meet for representatives of various environments, including: public administration, embassies, business, and authorities involved in environmental protection.

MAKE A CLIMATE COMMITMENT

Every company can have a positive impact on the climate and take care of the future of the next generations. Make a contrate commitment that your company can fulfil by 2030. It should refer to the 17 Goals of Sustainable Development and be measurable. Join our group of organisations that not only talk about the changes but also implement them in their businesses.

The commitments were made by, among others, partners of the Climate Leadership programme and SDGs Partnership “Together for the Environment”. Now, we are waiting for your company.

How to create a culture of change in business with us?

Fill out the form and our expert will help you to standardise the appointed goals in compliance with the climate policy rules. After the appointment and mutual acceptance of your goals, you will receive materials to announce your commitments in your communication channels, for example, social media. Publish it under our common hashtag - #zobowiazaniadlaplanety2030.

Hello,

Thank you for taking the challenge and making a climate commitment. Your declaration is being verified.

If it is needed an expert from UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre will support you in standardising your provisions in compliance with climate policy.

We appreciate your engagement and the time committed to making a declaration. We hope that your activities will be an inspiration to other companies. That is why we encourage you to share the news of joining our campaign of making climate commitments, to be achieved by 2030, #zobowiazaniedlaplanety2030. Subsequently, we encourage you to publish a picture with the verified commitment in your communication channel.

King regards,

UNEP/GRIP – Warsaw Centre Team

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