Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete to discuss decarbonisation agenda at European Economic Congress in Katowice
Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete is attending, today, the 10th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice, Poland.
Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete is attending, today, the 10th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice, Poland. The event is one of the largest business occasions in Central Europe, focusing on debates on the key economic and social issues affecting Poland and the EU. Commissioner Arias Cañete takes part in two panels, one on “The world for climate, or what the climate summit in Katowice will bring" and another on “EU Coal Regions in Transition”. At 13.30 he will participate in a press conference. In addition, the Commissioner will have bilateral meetings with Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Polish Minister of Energy, Jadwiga Emilewicz, Polish Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Jerzy Buzek, chairman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament and Michał Kurtyka, recently appointed president of the COP 24 that will take place in Katowice in December. In his meetings, Commissioner Arias Cañete will take stock of the latest round of formal UN climate negotiations which concluded on 10 May in Bonn, and discuss key energy issues in the region including the opportunities and challenges coal regions face in the clean energy transition. More information about the Platform for Coal Regions in Transition here