One of the accompanying events of this year’s Climate Change Conference COP25 organised in Madrid was “Climate Law & Governance Day 2019” – a symposium on building legal foundations for climate protection efforts.
The event on 6 December 2019 included an expert panel entitled „Climate Protection Problems and Policy Directions from a Post-COP24 Polish Perspective”.
The participants presented the activities of NGOs and social movements for combating climate change effects, as well as changes in the Polish climate policy following COP24, which took place in Katowice last year. They also talked about further challenges in this field.
Prof. Piotr Skubała, PhD from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Silesia in Katowice, also contributed to the discussion. His speech entitled „It is time to go beyond just research and publishing” was presented during the symposium. It is an important call for the research community to take immediate and decisive action in order to save our planet. The lecture was prepared in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and Administration and Internet Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
Speech of Prof. Piotr Skubała, PhD (in English):