FLEXIS at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24), 2-14 December 2018, Poland

COP24 venue, Katowice, Poland

In line with the objectives of the fortnight-long United Nations Climate Change Conference COP24 (24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), the FLEXIS event will take place on December 6 in Katowice, Poland.

The FLEXIS workshop will focus on de-risking the decarbonisation of industry intensive regions and the benefits of inter-regional collaboration in achieving clean energy solutions.

The event has been organised in co-operation with the Central Mining Institute, a leading Polish R&D organisation and a strategic, collaborative FLEXIS partner.

Chaired by FLEXIS Principal Investigator, Prof Phil Bowen, the workshop will also include an opening speech by Prof Hywel R Thomas FRS, FLEXIS’ Lead PI.

The programme will include presentations of the Polish and Welsh decarbonisation strategies, including current regional priorities, industrial perspectives on decarbonisation goals as well as the latest research and developments in this area.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion about the challenges that industry-intensive regions are facing, together with new opportunities that will emerge during their transition towards sustainable energy systems.

FLEXIS Project Manager, Dr Aleksandra Koj, said, “We are delighted to be working with our Polish counterparts to share ground-breaking research and knowledge about de-risking decarbonisation at this critical time for climate change.”

The full programme is below:

Programme: De-risking Decarbonisation of Industry-Intensive European Regions, Thursday, 6 December 2018
(Central Mining Institute, Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Main Building (Gmach Główny), Aula Boreckiego, III Floor)

This workshop aims to facilitate stakeholder collaboration in order to support European industry-intensive regions in designing research and innovation strategies to enable their transition towards sustainable energy systems.

10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome Address – Prof Dr Hab. Inz Stanislaw Prusek, Director CMI

10:05 – 10:15 – Opening Speech – Prof Hywel R Thomas CBE, FREng, FRS, FLSW, MAE, FLEXIS

10:15 – 10:30 – Decarbonisation Strategy, Priorities, Achievements and Challenges for Silesia – Silesian Regional Authority

10:30 – 10:45 – Decarbonisation Strategy, Priorities, Achievements and Challenges for Wales – Prys Davies, Head of Decarbonisation and Energy, Welsh Government

10:45 – 11:00 – UK Industrial Perspective – Dr Mike Colechin, the Energy Technologies Institute

11:15 – 11:30 – Polish Industrial Perspective – Mr Kazimierz Szynol, TAURON Wytwarzanie SA

11:30 – 11:50 – Coffee Break

11:50 – 12:20 – Decarbonisation / CMI and Clean Coal Technologies Centre contribution

12:20 – 12:50 – Decarbonisation / FLEXIS contribution

12:50 – 13:20 – Panel Discussion

13:20 – 13:30 – Closing Remarks

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch

The event will be complemented by an exhibition of relevant projects and case studies.

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