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PRECOP 27

a two-day climate conference in the run-up to the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt

The two-day PRECOP 27 conference will precede and pave the way for the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27) in Egypt, i.e. the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the world’s largest forum aimed at developing global policy to combat climate change.

PRECOP 27 is a high-level two-day conference aimed at preparing the Polish position for the Climate Summit in Egypt. During the event, we will recap the outcomes of the previous Climate Summit (COP26) and see which issues were successfully dealt with and which still need to be picked up at COP27. We will then draft our position and postulates with respect to the main issues on the agenda of the upcoming COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt.

Together with a prestigious group of Polish and EU politicians, economists and representatives of various institutions and organisations, we will touch on the most important issues of today, such as the current status and prospects of the transformation aimed at reducing the environmental and climate impact of the energy sector and the economy at large, as well as green investment financing, climate programmes and initiatives adopted by municipalities and local governments, sustainable construction, agriculture and transport, waste management, the circular economy and climate education.

The difficult geopolitical situation we are facing today creates a new context for climate protection policies and objectives. The war has not cancelled the green transformation; on the contrary, it has infused it with a new dynamism, tied up with the postulates of safety, independence and resilience. These issues need to be discussed in a group of highly competent parties to make sure that the Egyptian summit ends with the desired outcomes.

PRECOP 27 is organised by the United Nations Global Compact Network Poland, the Polish secretariat of the world’s largest sustainable business initiative, and the PTWP Group, the organiser of the European Economic Congress, as well as various conferences and special events.

Within the UN system, the United Nations Global Compact is responsible for cooperating with the private sector. Inaugurated by the UN Secretary-General in 2000, the initiative brings together companies that align strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. The mission of UN Global Compact is to include the private sector in the implementation of UN climate policies, and in particular the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The United Nations Global Compact Network Poland coordinates the activities of businesses that work for sustainable development in Poland. It implements environmental goals through the Climate Positive programme, which identifies and helps achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and especially Goal 13, which deals with environmental protection and climate action, as well as the complementary goals 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15.

The PTWP Group organises congresses, conferences and special events, as well as operating the International Congress Centre and the Spodek Arena in Katowice. The group holds c. 50 events per year, including the European Economic Congress (EEC), one of the most prestigious business events in our corner of Europe. Its portfolio also features events such as 4 Design Days, the Health Challenges Congress, the Property Forum, the Food Market and Trade Forum, the Health Market Forum and EEC Trends.

The PTWP Group also publishes twenty business websites, including WNP.PL, PulsHR.pl, PortalSamorzadowy.pl, PortalSpozywczy.pl, PropertyNews.pl and Well.pl.

PRECOP 27 will be held at the International Congress Centre in Katowice, which was also the venue of the COP24 conference in 2018, attended by 20 thousand people from 200 UN member states. The PTWP was responsible for the organisation of the Summit.