BGK 3W attended the global climate summit COP28 in Dubai, where our dedicated 3W pavilion attracted hundreds of visitors from around the world.
The COP28 summit in Dubai, held from November 30 to December 12 last year, was an important for advancing international efforts to address climate change. The meeting brought together national leaders, climate experts, representatives of NGOs and the private sector to discuss the progress in implementing the Paris Agreement and how to step up climate action.
The primary goal of our presence present 3W's assumptions and achievements to the international public and invite them to cooperate with us. Indeed, the space for international ventures with the Polish business, scientific and public spheres in the areas of water, hydrogen and carbon is wide.
The 3W Pavilion in the Climate Finance Hub was a statement of BGK's commitment to supporting creation and development of innovative sustainable solutions used in various industries, from energy to medicine.
Thanks to the efforts of the entire 3W team, we were able to create a space in the pavilion for vivid discussions and knowledge exchange with investors and official delegations from more than 30 countries, as well as, with strategic institutions of the sustainable energy sector in the United Arab Emirates. We are now working on transforming these relationships into real projects and opportunities for Polish companies.
Complementing BGK's 3W activities at COP28 was a dedicated networking event held on December 4 at the prestigious Climate Action Innovation Zone of COP28. During this event, invited guests had the opportunity to learn more about the 3W initiative, its main partners and to attend a panel discussion entitled "3W: solving the global water crisis through regional innovation," to which we invited experts from the 3W area:
- Ewa Ewart - longtime BBC journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of the documentary "To the Last Drop."
- Anna Mikulska, PhD- senior research fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and fellow in energy studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
- Edyta Skibinska, PhD - assistant professor at the American University in Dubai and the Medical University of Lodz, Poland
- Lukasz Kozlowski - Chief economist at the Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs
Moderating the discussion was our 3W expert, Maciej Bukowski.
BGK CEO Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka inaugurated the event and made the following point: The direction of the energy transition is not changing. Giving up coal and meeting all energy needs at the same time is a huge challenge. Because as Orison Swerr Marden said: "Don't wait for extraordinary circumstances. Grab ordinary opportunities and make them great."
The event attracted the attention of COP28 participants and was reflected in high turnout. The event was attended by representatives of the local and international public sector, as well as business representatives who noticed the space for cooperation with 3W partners.
The COP28 summit in Dubai was an important step in advancing the global sustainability agenda. Declarations were adopted on updating greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, strengthening mechanisms for monitoring progress, and doubling down and scaling up green technologies.
Our two-week presence at the COP28 climate summit was filled with inspiring and business-oriented conversations about the future of the global energy sector and the use of 3W resources in response to the challenges of climate change.
We are currently working on transforming the initiated relationships into viable opportunities for Polish innovators and technology providers to expand into the MENA region, Africa, India and Southeast Asia. We are building strong and long-term relationships so that ultimately the 3W idea achieves a truly global reach.