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Event United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland, December 2008

Following the 2007 Climate Change Conference in Bali, the 14th session of Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and the 4th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 1-12 December 2008 in Poznan (Poland).  More than 10 000 participants from over 190 countries are expected at this event, with the UN delegation to be headed by the Secretary-General. The conference will be a crucial step to prepare the conclusion of the new global framework for the period after 2012 at the next meeting in Copenhagen. The debates in Poznan will focus on finding effective measures of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impending global climate change. Special attention will be given to financing and development issues, diffusion and transfer of relevant technologies.

The conference will be accompanied by the exhibition presenting practical responses to climate change challenges, organized by the meeting host - the Polish Ministry of Environment. The goal is to present the most important and spectacular practical examples of already working installations, mechanisms, equipments or whole technologies, which are climate-friendly and can be transferred successfully to other countries. The organizers are particularly interested in the following:

  • inventions, technological and organizational innovations to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. use of renewable energy sources)
  • examples of successful transfer of specific technologies and their popularization in the developing countries
  • technological solutions supporting the adaptation to climate change (e.g. water management and collection solutions, anti-flooding solutions, etc.)
Such an exhibition would be presented for the very first time during the Conference of the Parties and we believe it would support the political negotiations, providing ready-to-use examples of innovation. In order to achieve this, the Ministry expects - instead of mere description of activities - very concrete and tangible interactive display units. Following the Poznan summit, the organizers intend to prepare a mobile version of the exhibition, to be presented globally.

Contact information Andrzej Czajkowski (email:
Phone: +48 22 576 81 79
Event type Conference
File link n/a
Geographical coverage Poland
Address Poznan, Poland
Organizer The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its Bureau for Development Policy and the office in Poland, and the Polish Ministry of Environment
Target audience International
Period [01/12/2008 - 12/12/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH