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Climate and Energy Programmes Supported by the British Embassy
October 14, 2009   
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Strategic Programme Fund Low Carbon High Growth (SPF LCHG)-projects promoting a low-emission economy:
- PKPP Lewiatan-"Promoting low carbon energy mix solutions for business sectors." This is a project in three parts that respectively focus on energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and biomass market development.
- Office of the Committee for European Integration/DemosEuropa-"Impact assessment for Poland of the EU Emission Trading Scheme Directive."
- DemosEuropa-"Carbon Capture and Storage as a preferred technology for mainstreaming the clean use of coal in Poland."

Tactical Fund-smaller-scale climate and energy projects; examples of activity:
- CBOS-public opinion research concerning Polish society's perception of climate change, research report and press conference with experts;
- The embassy's participation in the Ministry of the Environment's Partnership for Climate initiative;
- The embassy's participation in the competition of the National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE) for the country's most energy-efficient commune and funding of a special prize for representatives of two communes-a study visit to British towns with a reputation for best practices in energy efficiency;
- PNEC (Polish Network Energie-Cités)-Municipal Intelligent Energy Days campaign;
- Center for Citizenship Education (CEO)-Active By Nature: Climate Change-Be the Solution information campaign aimed at school students;
- Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)-the publication Changes to European Climate and Energy Policy: Consequences for the Polish Economy;
- DemosEuropa-"Can Green Make Money?" conference;
- Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture (FDPA)-Climate Change and Agriculture and Rural Areas publication
- AM Preda-a conference on energy efficiency at the local level;
- DemosEuropa-a conference on CCS.
Other activities: workshops for journalists, study visits, exchange of British materials with Polish partners, help with inviting British experts to events in Poland.

Blog on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website: www.fco.gov.uk/blogs/tomaszewska
Information on supported initiatives, the strategy of the SPF LCHG programme, project applications and instructions on how to apply to the embassy for funding: www.ukinpoland.fco.gov.uk
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