Poland to use 25 pct of funds from new EU perspective on climate

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The Polish government will dedicate 25 percent of funds in the new EU perspective to reach climate goals, Funds and Regional Policy Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak told the CSR Fair devoted to responsible business and sustainable development on Monday.

Jarosinska-Jedynak said that in line with EU's new financial perspective which shows the new priorities of the European Commission, primarily environmental and digital issues, her ministry, in the new operational programmes, focuses on the green economy, while keeping in mind other directions such as digitisation, health and support for innovation, which are conducive to long-term economic development in the spirit of just transformation.

She pointed out that Poland will be the biggest beneficiary of the Just Transition Fund, and added that the funding sources will support regions in mitigating the social, economic and environmental effects of the transformation towards a climate-neutral economy.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fair, which opened on Monday, is being attended by representatives of enterprises, administration, NGOs, higher learning institutions, trade unions and other bodies working jointly in the Team for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The fair ends on October 9.