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GLOBAL CLEAN AIR SUMMIT
forum for the better air around the world
27th November 2017 Kraków, Poland

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ABOUT

The main aim of the Global Clean Air Summit is to share knowledge and expertise in the wide areas of air pollution, legal regulations on the use of fossil fuels, obligations of business and governments as well as pollutants influence on health. The day-long conference will serve as a forum for different groups that shape the world with their decisions. Global Clean Air Summit panels will be divided into four paths: policy, health, business and tech. Decision makers and influencers from the above-mentioned groups are invited to ICE Krakow Congress Centre on 27th of November 2017.

CLEAN AIR EXPO - READY TO USE SOLUTIONS

For past decades more and more problems are solved by deploying science and technology. Air pollution is an issue that calls for technological innovation. During the Clean Air Expo best and most innovative ideas that help fighting smog will be presented. The exhibitors will present a wide range of products, among them devices for monitoring air quality, modelling solutions or innovative air purifiers. The focus will be put on real solutions that are ready to implement at home, city or even at the country level.

SPEAKERS

Dr Francesco Forastiere

Dr Francesco Forastiere

MD, PhD
 
 
 
Prof. Frank J Kelly

Prof. Frank J Kelly

BSc, PhD, FRSB
 
 
 
 
Wojciech Burkot

Wojciech Burkot

Airly, Angel Investor
 
 
 
 
Jacek Krupa

Jacek Krupa

Marshal of the Małopolska Region
 
 
 
Michal Krzyzanowski

Prof. Michał Krzyżanowski

ScD, PhD
 
 
 
Alexis Lacroix

Alexis Lacroix

President of the Management Board of Euro Bank S.A.
 
 
Wojciech Kozak

Wojciech Kozak

Deputy Marshal of the Malopolska Region
 
 
 
Adam Uszpolewicz

Adam Uszpolewicz

CEO Aviva Poland
 
 
 
 
Tomasz Terlecki

Tomasz Terlecki

Programme Director - Central-South Europe and Turkey European Climate Foundation
 
Michal Krzyzanowski

Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano

 
 
 
 
Anthoni Wexler

Anthony Wexler

Director, Air Quality Research Centre UC Davis
 
 
 
Dr Stijn Janssen

Dr Stijn Janssen

Program Manager, VITO’s Environmental Modelling Unit
 
 
François Wakenhut

François Wakenhut

Acting Director of the Quality of Life Directorate in the Directorate-General for the environment
 
Jadwiga Emilewicz

Jadwiga Emilewicz

Undersecretary of State
 
 
 
 
Małgorzata Smolak

Małgorzata Smolak

Lawyer, Polish Energy Project Leader, ClientEarth
 
 
 
Quirin Zallinger

Quirin Zallinger

Legal expert at Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
 
Professor Ewa Konduracka

Prof. Ewa Konduracka

Cardiologist and internal medicine specialist
 
 
 
Kamil Wyszkowski

Kamil Wyszkowski

General Director UN Global Compact Network Poland
 
 
 
Dr Erich Unterwurzacher

Dr Erich Unterwurzacher

Director in the European Commission Directorate- General for Regional and Urban Policy
Dr Mateusz Klinowski

Dr Mateusz Klinowski

Mayor of the town Wadowice
 
 
 
Marek Józefiak

Marek Józefiak

Climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace Poland, environmentalist
 
 
Andrzej Guła

Andrzej Guła

Polish Smog Alert
 
 
 
 
Łukasz Cioch

Łukasz Cioch

Kraków O2, LCMedia.pl
 
 
 
 
Bart Koops

Bart Koops

Business Develepmont Director at Royal Philips
 
 
 
Dr Piotr Dąbrowiecki

Dr Piotr Dąbrowiecki

President of the Polish Federation of Asthma, Allergy and COPD Patients
 
 
Prof. Wojciech Hanke

Prof. Wojciech Hanke

MD, PhD is a Research Director of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz
 
Jakub Bartyzel

Jakub Bartyzel

AGH
 
 
 
 
Wiktor Warchałowski

Wiktor Warchałowski

CEO Airly
 
 
 
 
Jacek Bożek

Jacek Bożek

Klub Gaja
 
 
 
 
Agnieszka Liszka-Dobrowolska

Agnieszka Liszka-Dobrowolska

Owner of startup Oddechtozycie.pl
 
 

SCHEDULE

Monday 27.11
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Opening of the Global Clean Air Summit
Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshall of the Małopolska Region
10:15 am Special guest
Jadwiga Emilewicz - Ministry of Economic Development
Prof. Michal Krzyżanowski, ScD, PhD, environmental epidemiologist, Visiting Professor at the Environment Research Group of the King´s College London
Andrzej Guła – Polish Smog Alert
10:50 am Coffee break
11:00 am Expert talks
Business
Technology
Health
Policy
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Business vs. smog - closed workshop. Powered by PwC
11:00 am – 11:30 am What are the most important features of air purifiers?
Bart Koops - Business Development Director at Philips Air
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Sense the Air or Clean the Air? Is there a difference?
Anthony S. Wexler, Director, Air Quality Research Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Historically and in many countries, government regulation of emissions is the most effective way to improve air quality. New sensor technologies are enabling people to understand the air pollutants that they are inhaling, even though they may not be able to see or sense these pollutants themselves. This expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) into air quality will empower and motivate citizens to pressure their governments into improved air pollutant emissions regulations.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm AQ Modelling Tools to Support Urban Clean Air Policies
Dr Stijn Janssen VITO Program Manager, VITO’s Environmental Modelling Unit
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm [in polish] Nothing stays outside! Air pollution inside our homes.
Jakub Bartyzel, AGH
11:00 am – 11:30 am Cohort studies on air pollution health effects – focus on cardiovascular diseases
Francesco Forastiere, MD, PhD, Etiological and Occupational Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, SSR Lazio
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Respiratory effects of air pollution
Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, INSERM Research Director, Director of Department of Epidemiology of Allergic and Respiratory Diseases, Institute Pierre Louis of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sorbonnes Universités, Medical School Saint-Antoine
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Exposure to air pollution and cancer risk
Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Professor, MSc in Engineering, Ph.D. Group leader, Diet, genes and environment, Cancer Research Centre, Copenhagen
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Childhood neurodevelopment and air pollution
Jordi Sunyer Deu, Professor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Head of Child Health Programme, ISGlobal, Barcelona
11:00 am - 11:15 am LIFE Integrated Project "Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere"
Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshall of the Małopolska Region
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Air protection at the level of national policy - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European countries
Moderator: Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, PhD, President of the Forum for Energy

Panellists:
European Commission – François Wakenhut - Acting Director of the Quality of Life Directorate, Directorate-General for Environment,
Poland – Ministry of Economic Development – Jadwiga Emilewicz, Undersecretary of State
Honorary Consul for Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland – Janusz Kahl,
Client Earth Foundation, Poland - Małgorzata Smolak - Lawyer, Climate & Energy, Polish Energy Project Leader,
Czech Republic - Vendula Breburdová - Ministry of the Environment, Air Protection Department
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Air protection at the level of regional policy - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European regions
Moderator: Piotr Kuśmierzak, journalists, Polsat TV

Panellists:
European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy – Director Erich Unterwurzacher,
Silesian Region – Łukasz Tekeli - Director of the Department of Environmental Protection,
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection - Quirin Zallinger, Department “Legal issues of Technical Environment Protection, Waste Management and Climate Protection”,
Foundation Frank Bold – Miłosz Jakubowski – layer, expert in the area of air quality
11:00 am Expert talks
Business
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Business vs. smog - closed workshop. Powered by PwC
Technology
11:00 am – 11:30 am What are the most important features of air purifiers?
Bart Koops - Business Development Director at Philips Air
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Sense the Air or Clean the Air? Is there a difference?
Anthony S. Wexler, Director, Air Quality Research Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Historically and in many countries, government regulation of emissions is the most effective way to improve air quality. New sensor technologies are enabling people to understand the air pollutants that they are inhaling, even though they may not be able to see or sense these pollutants themselves. This expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) into air quality will empower and motivate citizens to pressure their governments into improved air pollutant emissions regulations.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm AQ Modelling Tools to Support Urban Clean Air Policies
Dr Stijn Janssen VITO Program Manager, VITO’s Environmental Modelling Unit
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm [in polish] Nothing stays outside! Air pollution inside our homes.
Jakub Bartyzel, AGH
Health
11:00 am – 11:30 am Cohort studies on air pollution health effects – focus on cardiovascular diseases
Francesco Forastiere, MD, PhD, Etiological and Occupational Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, SSR Lazio
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Respiratory effects of air pollution
Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano, INSERM Research Director, Director of Department of Epidemiology of Allergic and Respiratory Diseases, Institute Pierre Louis of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sorbonnes Universités, Medical School Saint-Antoine
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Exposure to air pollution and cancer risk
Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Professor, MSc in Engineering, Ph.D. Group leader, Diet, genes and environment, Cancer Research Centre, Copenhagen
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Childhood neurodevelopment and air pollution
Jordi Sunyer Deu, Professor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Head of Child Health Programme, ISGlobal, Barcelona
Policy
11:00 am - 11:15 am LIFE Integrated Project "Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere"
Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshall of the Małopolska Region
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Air protection at the level of national policy - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European countries
Moderator: Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, PhD, President of the Forum for Energy

Panellists:
European Commission – François Wakenhut - Acting Director of the Quality of Life Directorate, Directorate-General for Environment,
Poland – Ministry of Economic Development – Jadwiga Emilewicz, Undersecretary of State
Honorary Consul for Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland – Janusz Kahl,
Client Earth Foundation, Poland - Małgorzata Smolak - Lawyer, Climate & Energy, Polish Energy Project Leader,
Czech Republic - Vendula Breburdová - Ministry of the Environment, Air Protection Department
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Air protection at the level of regional policy - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European regions
Moderator: Piotr Kuśmierzak, journalists, Polsat TV

Panellists:
European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy – Director Erich Unterwurzacher,
Silesian Region – Łukasz Tekeli - Director of the Department of Environmental Protection,
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection - Quirin Zallinger, Department “Legal issues of Technical Environment Protection, Waste Management and Climate Protection”,
Foundation Frank Bold – Miłosz Jakubowski – layer, expert in the area of air quality
1:00 pm Lunch break
2:00 pm Expert talks
Business
Technology
Health
Policy
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm [in polish] What do insurance companies have to do with smog
Adam Uszpolewicz CEO of Aviva Poland
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Business sector has lungs too. How to engage private sector to fight the air pollution.
Moderator: Tomasz Terlecki
dr Agnieszka Liszka-Dobrowolska - Oddech to Życie
Adam Uszpolewicz - CEO of Aviva Polska
Jacek Bożek - Klub Gaja
 
Poor air quality is a problem of entire Poland. Government, local communities and NGOs are struggling to find solutions. It is time for private sector to get involved. At the same time, the NGOs are afraid to cooperate, not to be accused of “green wash”. Can this be changed? What should companies do, how can NGOs respond? Do we need new institutions that could support this process? We will invite business representatives, activists and private foundations to discuss this issue.
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm How air pollution influences local business and how to deal with this?
Moderator: Tomasz Terlecki
Alexis Lacroix – CEO of Eurobank
Adam Uszpolewicz – CEO of Aviva Polska
Walter Braunohler - USA Consul General
Filip Walkowicz - Site Leader, Akamai Poland
 
Smog is one of the most serious problems that influence cities in Poland – it has a huge impact on citizens’ everyday lives and wellbeing, but also on business development. What kind of problems are faced by business and how to face them? What kind of activates are implemented by various companies? Representatives of business from many different industries were invited to this panel.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm You can't control what you can't (precisely) measure.
Wojciech Burkot, Airly
Pawel Durka - Head of Division of Atmosphere and Climate Modelling, Institute of Environmental Protection-National Research Institute
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Climate action 2.0 - how to become a real climate hero right now?
Sylwia Harewska, Chooose

Learn how a climate action company ended up on Sir Richard Branson's list of top 10 startups globally. We give ordinary people access to 'steal' carbon credits via our platform for climate positivity, and it's already live in several countries - including Poland.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm How technology can help companies become (environmental) thought leaders and preferred employers. The importance of the "positive stand-out" factor!
Łukasz Cioch, Kraków O2, LCMedia.pl

You think your company is, at best, chaotic about its CSR efforts? Its actions are random, and resemble ‘occasional charity gestures pretending to be CSR’, rather than a structured approach, very much unlike your core-business activities? Here’s a step-by- step recipe for becoming a clean-air CSR champion in a city like Kraków, by marrying viral marketing, technological advances, cost optimisation, smart project management and crowdsourcing. This 30-minute presentation/workshop will bring you up to speed on smart CSR thinking.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm [in polish] Take action before smog happens! How to predict and counterattack smog episodes.
Wiktor Warchalowski, CEO Airly
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mechanisms of PM toxicity and the role of PAHs in the air
Professor Frank Kelly, Department of Analytical & Environmental Sciences
Head, Environmental Research Group
MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Assessment of air pollution health impacts in Poland
Prof. Michał Krzyżanowski and Krzysztof Skotak
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Dissemination of knowledge about health impacts of air pollution
Dr Piotr Dąbrowiecki
Allergology Department, Military Institute of Medicine
Polish Federation of Associations of Asthma and COPD Patients
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Panel Discussion: Do we know enough to take action?
Prof. Wojciech Hanke
Prof. Ewa Konduracka
Piotr Kuczera
Zbigniew Król
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Air protection at local level - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European cities
Moderator: Marcin Popkiewicz (writer, journalist, megatrend analyst, author of bestsellers ' World at Crossroads' and 'Energy Revolution’)

Panellists:
Krakow – Ewa Olszowska-Dej - Director of the Environmental Department in the Cracow Municipality
Wadowice – Mayor Mateusz Klinowski,
Municipality of Plovdiv - Maria Andonova, Chief expert in "Development and International Cooperation",
Sofia Municipality - Elitsa Panayotova - Coordinator of the "SOfiaGREEN" unit,
Greenpeace Poland – Marek Józefiak - Coordinator of Climate and Energy Campaigns
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Instruments for financing actions aimed at air protection in Europe - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European institutions
Moderator: Dorota Zawadzka-Stępniak - Senior Manager, PwC Poland Sp. z o.o.

Panellists:
Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow – Małgorzata Mrugała, Chairman of the Board,
Polish Smog Alert - leader Andrzej Guła,
Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) - Weronika Michalak - Health and Energy Programme Manager,
Skawina Municipality- Tomasz Ożóg - Second Deputy Mayor of the Skawina Municipality,
Marshal Office of the Małopolska Region – Łukasz Foltyn, Deputy Director of Operational Program Management Department
2:00 pm Expert talks
Business
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm [in polish] What do insurance companies have to do with smog
Adam Uszpolewicz CEO of Aviva Poland
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Business sector has lungs too. How to engage private sector to fight the air pollution.
Moderator: Tomasz Terlecki
dr Agnieszka Liszka-Dobrowolska - Oddech to Życie
Adam Uszpolewicz - CEO of Aviva Polska
Jacek Bożek – Klub Gaja
 
Poor air quality is a problem of entire Poland. Government, local communities and NGOs are struggling to find solutions. It is time for private sector to get involved. At the same time, the NGOs are afraid to cooperate, not to be accused of “green wash”. Can this be changed? What should companies do, how can NGOs respond? Do we need new institutions that could support this process? We will invite business representatives, activists and private foundations to discuss this issue.
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm How air pollution influences local business and how to deal with this?
Moderator: Tomasz Terlecki
Alexis Lacroix – CEO of Eurobank
Adam Uszpolewicz – CEO of Aviva Polska
Walter Braunohler - USA Consul General
Filip Walkowicz - Site Leader, Akamai Poland
 
Smog is one of the most serious problems that influence cities in Poland – it has a huge impact on citizens’ everyday lives and wellbeing, but also on business development. What kind of problems are faced by business and how to face them? What kind of activates are implemented by various companies? Representatives of business from many different industries were invited to this panel.
Technology
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm You can't control what you can't (precisely) measure.
Wojciech Burkot, Airly
Pawel Durka - Head of Division of Atmosphere and Climate Modelling, Institute of Environmental Protection-National Research Institute
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Climate action 2.0 - how to become a real climate hero right now?
Sylwia Harewska, Chooose

Learn how a climate action company ended up on Sir Richard Branson's list of top 10 startups globally. We give ordinary people access to 'steal' carbon credits via our platform for climate positivity, and it's already live in several countries - including Poland.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm How technology can help companies become (environmental) thought leaders and preferred employers. The importance of the "positive stand-out" factor!
Łukasz Cioch, Kraków O2, LCMedia.pl

You think your company is, at best, chaotic about its CSR efforts? Its actions are random, and resemble ‘occasional charity gestures pretending to be CSR’, rather than a structured approach, very much unlike your core-business activities? Here’s a step-by- step recipe for becoming a clean-air CSR champion in a city like Kraków, by marrying viral marketing, technological advances, cost optimisation, smart project management and crowdsourcing. This 30-minute presentation/workshop will bring you up to speed on smart CSR thinking.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm [in polish] Take action before smog happens! How to predict and counterattack smog episodes.
Wiktor Warchalowski, CEO Airly
Health
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mechanisms of PM toxicity and the role of PAHs in the air
Professor Frank Kelly, Department of Analytical & Environmental Sciences
Head, Environmental Research Group
MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Assessment of air pollution health impacts in Poland
Prof. Michał Krzyżanowski and Krzysztof Skotak
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Dissemination of knowledge about health impacts of air pollution
Dr Piotr Dąbrowiecki
Allergology Department, Military Institute of Medicine
Polish Federation of Associations of Asthma and COPD Patients
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Panel Discussion: Do we know enough to take action?
Prof. Wojciech Hanke
Prof. Ewa Konduracka
Piotr Kuczera
Zbigniew Król
Policy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Air protection at local level - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European cities
Moderator: Marcin Popkiewicz (writer, journalist, megatrend analyst, author of bestsellers ' World at Crossroads' and 'Energy Revolution’)

Panellists:
- Krakow – Ewa Olszowska-Dej - Director of the Environmental Department in the Cracow Municipality - Wadowice – Mayor Mateusz Klinowski, - Municipality of Plovdiv - Maria Andonova, Chief expert in "Development and International Cooperation", - Sofia Municipality - Elitsa Panayotova - Coordinator of the "SOfiaGREEN" unit, - Greenpeace Poland – Marek Józefiak - Coordinator of Climate and Energy Campaigns
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Instruments for financing actions aimed at air protection in Europe - moderated discussion panel with representatives of European institutions
Moderator: Dorota Zawadzka-Stępniak - Senior Manager, PwC Poland Sp. z o.o.

Panellists:
Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow – Małgorzata Mrugała, Chairman of the Board,
Polish Smog Alert - leader Andrzej Guła,
Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) - Weronika Michalak - Health and Energy Programme Manager,
Skawina Municipality- Tomasz Ożóg - Second Deputy Mayor of the Skawina Municipality,
Marshal Office of the Małopolska Region – Łukasz Foltyn, Deputy Director of Operational Program Management Department
4:00 pm Main panel: Hustle for clean air
Prof. Michał Krzyzanowski
Andrzej Gula - Polish Smog Alert
Jacek Krupa - Marshal of the Małopolska Region
Piotr Wozny - Ministry of Economic Development
Krzysztof Kwiatkowski – Supreme Audit Office President
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