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International Cooperation Forum “Clean Heat”

The project will connect businesses and international experts and use best experiences from Europe. The basic assumption of the project is that the modernization plan should contribute to Poland’s achievement of energy and climate targets in 2030 and reduce air pollution substantially.

Background

Poland is home to 33 out of the 50 most polluted cities in Europe. The major smog contributors are the heating and transport sectors. Households and district heating are responsible for high SO2 and CO2 emissions in Poland (respectively 350 thousand tons / 60 million tons.). As a result of poor air quality in Poland, health problems are rising.

Schornstein vor Rauchwolken

Photo: International Cooperation Forum “Clean Heat”

Project

Forum Energii intends to support delivery of concepts on low emission heating modernization strategies. The project will connect businesses and international experts and use best experiences from Europe. The basic assumption of the project is that the modernization plan should contribute to Poland’s achievement of energy and climate targets in 2030 and reduce air pollution substantially. Thus, ideas resulting from the project should contribute to the preparation of the energy and climate plan for Poland. The main beneficiary of the project is Polish society, which will benefit from cleaner air and heat at moderate costs. Within the project, Forum Energii will analyse the idea of increasing the share of renewable energy in the heating sector. An important element of the project will be energy efficiency improvement in generation and transmission in the heating sector. Other activities include a review of the economy and efficiency of heating systems. Additionally, the idea of electrification of heating in households in combination with RES development in the power sector will be developed. Moreover, the project will comprise economic and technical analyses, expert meetings and dialogue with relevant stakeholders.

Project information

Updated: September 2021

Countries: Denmark, Germany, Poland

Project duration: 11/17 - 08/21

Funding: 516,607 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Civil Society, Experts, Regional governments

Implementing organisation:
Forum Energii

Project Partners:
Agora Energiewende, Chamber of Commerce Polish District Heating

EUKI

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin – Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 338424 570
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