WiseEuropa has launched an analytical and communication project ‘Responsible Development Plan in the face of economic and climatic challenges’. The project is devoted to the industrial and development policy for the Polish economy in the context of modern challenges, and in particular – the challenges of climate protection, the European climate policy and low-carbon transformation of the global industry.
Four analytical papers devoted to this subject are to be published over the course of the project. They will be consulted with public administration representatives, i.e. creators and executioners of industrial policy, as well as policy critics made, experts in the project’s area of expertise. Specialists especially involved in consultations hail from the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Energy, as well as scientific institutes and think tanks.
The project also provides for consultations with the business community, namely the representatives from manufacturing companies and organizations in the energy, construction, chemical, renewable energy and other fields.
Our analyses of public policy, or industrial policy in this case, are confronted with the opinions of its creators and the representatives of entities that influence the policy
‘Our analyses of public policy, or industrial policy in this case, are confronted with the opinions of its creators and the representatives of entities that influence the policy’, explains Dr. Maciej Bukowski, the President of WiseEuropa think-tank and the chief project expert. ‘We also listen to the opinions of entities that will be affected by the implementation of Responsible Development Plan and new documents operationalising it. Due to such ‘communication platform’ we have a full picture of the situation and we can recommend optimal solutions.
The first paper written by WiseEuropa experts Aleksander Śniegocki and Dr. Maciej Bukowski has already been published and presented to the High Level Advisory Group and the Industrial Advisory Group for the project. A study under the heading of ‘Made in Europe – industrial policy in the 21st century’ contains an analysis of Polish industrial development, international determinants of further industrialization and the conditions that Polish economy and industry should meet to preserve a healthy and dynamic development. The authors of the study refer to the provisions of the Responsible Development Plan (the so-called Morawiecki’s plan) and provide us with the recommendation for the industrial policy strategy.
According to the authors, a particular challenge for the Polish economy presents the need for low-carbon transformation. Its necessity does not only arise from European commitments and possible sanctions for failure to comply with them. It is also a condition for integration with the European industrial and economic ecosystem. In the latest report, the WiseEuropa experts stress that this transformation will cover more than just energy industry, but also manufacturing and processing, and they indicate the possible sources of financing low-carbon shift in the economy.
There are plans for publishing further studies under the project ‘Responsible Development Plan in the face of economic and climatic challenges’. Those studies will address:
- global climatic and economic megatrends that will affect the future economy,
- regional development in the face of economic and climatic challenges,
- Polish energy security – also in the context of climate policy.
Subsequent studies will also be consulted with project experts, creators and stakeholders in industrial policy.