LIFEproETV at TOGETAIR Climate Summit

The TOGETAIR Climate Summit took place in Warsaw on April 22-23 this year. For the fifth time, this event brought together government officials, local authorities, scientific institutions, businesses, NGOs, and the media to discuss environmental protection, sustainable development in our country, and achieving climate neutrality.


Green innovation and its role in the climate transition were also key topics at this year’s edition. What new technological requirements does the green taxonomy place on entrepreneurs? Which aspects of technology are particularly important to ensure these requirements are met? How do we create a credible offering? And finally, do we have a chance for an eco-innovation boom in Poland? All these questions were discussed at the roundtable organised in connection with the LIFEproETV project during the TOGETAIR Climate Summit. Participants included producers and suppliers of innovative environmental technologies, representatives of green investment funding institutions, organisations supporting entrepreneurs, and ESG and taxonomy experts. Our guests unanimously agreed that it remains a challenge to confirm both the innovativeness and environmental performance of technologies. There is a lack of clear guidance, verification mechanisms, and a reference list that would serve as a guide for all stakeholders. ETV verification of environmental technologies could be the solution to these problems.

Izabela Ratman-Kłosińska, LIFEproETV Project Manager, also spoke about building a sustainable future on the basis of green innovations during her speech in the BUSINESS CONNECT session. She highlighted the main challenges in developing a green technology offering. These include properly defining the subject of the offering, demonstrating the innovation and environmental performance of the solution, confirming market and technological maturity, showing feasibility, compliance with applicable standards and regulations, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and the reliability of the information provided by the manufacturer.

She stressed that the key to addressing these challenges is a globally standardised approach to presenting information on the performance and benefits of green innovations, thereby creating a credible market offering.


The panel discussion entitled “Eco-innovations: how technologies, regulations, and organisational solutions will change our lives and business,” which included Izabela Ratman-Kłosińska, also addressed whether entrepreneurs want to implement eco-innovations and the prospects for revolutionising current business models.