Australian Institute of Polish Affairs

Climate change policies: decarbonisation from Australian, Polish and global perspectives

In April 2023, Professor Jan Kozlowski from the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Jagiellonian University presented at two AIPA events in Melbourne and Sydney.

About our Guest Speaker

Professor Jan Kozłowski, a prominent ecology expert, was in 2016 awarded Poland’s highest scientific prize by the Foundation for Polish Science for his achievements in evolutionary ecology research. Professor Kozłowski, a full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an active member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, has for many decades occupied several leadership positions at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He now has a professor emeritus status at this oldest university in Poland.

Recognizing the increase of the Earth’s temperature and accompanying other climate changes as humanity’s greatest threat, Professor Kozłowski has focused his recent activities on climate protection. In this capacity, he participates in the 16-member Climate Crisis Advisory Committee established in 2020 by the Chair of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Committee has developed a range of recommendations for achieving net zero emission targets in Poland.

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