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Poland and Sweden will cooperate in the area of sustainable development, including smart energy.

During the recent meeting in Warsaw, prime ministers of Sweden and Poland, Stefan Löfven and Ewa Kopacz, fully agreed to cooperate in the area of sustainable development. An important part of the issue is the intelligent city i.e. smart energy, energy effectiveness in buildings and waste management, which could yield savings of PLN 4 billion for Poland – said Ulrik Tideström, the deputy ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden during the inauguration of the Nationwide Smart Congress – Intelligent Cities in Warsaw.

A series of regional conferences on the development of cities titled the “Nationwide Smart Congress – Intelligent Cities was opened by Adam Struzik, the marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodship and one of the honorary patrons of the conferences. – Smart cities are those which use new technologies to make life easier for citizens and to save resources. The key is a conscious and open society which would want to use new technologies in everyday life – said marshal Struzik.

An intelligent city should also monitor different processes happening in the city, e.g. exhaust emissions, energy consumption. – Specifically important for saving energy are consumer friendly solutions and the development of renewable energy sources. The actions of the Mazowieckie voivodship local government are aimed at improving environmental protection and reducing the costs of public services. In the meantime, it is important to create coherent solutions (consistent/ integrated) as well as provide the openness of public services on the client – added Adam Struzik.

The Intelligent city is not just about technologies. People should not be neglected. ‘Smart city is primarily about smart communities, i.e. smart societies which through technology are able to participate in the public life as Marek Bąkowksi, the vice-president of the Polish Chamber of IT and Telecommunications was advocating.

 

The Nationwide Smart Intelligent Cities Congress is yet another initiative of the GP Ltd. Group, which in the years 2013-2014 along with both the Polish Economic Congress Foundation and Zielona Strony Mocy (the Green Side of Power) held a series of conferences and business events which received much attention. More about the event is available on www.inteligentne-miasta.eu.