TRANSrisk partner Institute for Structural Research (IBS) organised a stakeholder workshop regarding the potential low-carbon transition pathways in Poland, on the 12th of October 2017, in the Conference Center “Ogrodowa 58” in Warsaw, Poland.
More particularly, the purpose of the seminar was to present the potential low-carbon transition pathways as well as their consequences for the labour market, innovativeness of the economy, and the energy security of the country. On one hand it allows for the reduction of emissions and participation in the development of fast growing technologies. On the other hand, it could reduce the demand for jobs in mining sector, increase energy system costs, and limit the national energy security.
During the workshop discussions among different stakeholder groups took place in order to gather the knowledge and expertise of stakeholders on the most important risks associated with the low-carbon transition as well as the risks associated with preserving the status-quo. Moreover, researchers from Poland (IBS), Switzerland (ETH Zurich) and Greece (NTUA) presented the results of their research on the low-carbon transition.
More particularly, IBS presented the status-quo in the Polish energy sector and the possible impacts that a low-carbon transition would have to the economic and social sectors. Moreover, NTUA presented the Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping methodology and the accompanying tool that has been developed for stakeholder engagement. The tool was used at the workshop to gather the Polish stakeholders' expertise on the low-carbon transition in Poland. Also, ETH Zurich presented their findings regarding whether switching to all renewable electricity in Switzerland would lead to electricity shortages and if natural gas should be used to support energy security. Find more information on the Swiss studies at the NRP 70 website.
The workshop's agenda is available below, while more information on the event can be found at the IBS website.