On October 3rd, in Katowice (Silesia, Poland) stakeholders of the regional development and coal sector will discuss the future of their region.

Silesia is a Polish region where, until recently, the mining sector was one of the strongest pillars of economic development. The region will be particularly vulnerable to structural changes to the industry, the labour market and the energy sector.

The meeting discussed the just transition in Polish regions whose economies are based on coal, with a special focus on Silesia. It highlighted the lessons learned from past industrial restructurings, assessing how to better prepare for upcoming changes, both in the social and economic spheres.

The main objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Discuss the challenges and policy options for a just coal phase-out in Poland;
  • Ensure an exchange of information between local industry/ business experts and researchers.

This event is part of the IDDRI and Climate Strategies-led project, co-organised with the Polish partner of the project – the Institute for Structural Research (IBS). It is funded by the KR Foundation, with additional support from the European Climate Foundation.

This was an invite only event. For further information, please email: info@climatestrategies.org.