The third meeting of the EE and RES Experience Exchange Group, organized on 15-16 March in Warsaw under the project "Polish-Norwegian Cooperation Platform for climate and energy conservation", gathered over 40 people interested in co-operation between Polish and Norwegian local authorities, sustainable development and implementation of ambitious pro-environmental policies.

The first day of the meeting was filled with presentations and discussions on the 10 micro-projects implemented by the winners of the competition, in particular the exchange of experiences gained by the local government representatives during the meetings with the Norwegian partners. The form of OpenSpaceConference helped participants to learn more about Polish ideas inspired by model investments and pro-active initiatives of the Scandinavians. Discussions in small groups fostered the efficient exchange of experience related to the implementation of winning innovative projects and bilateral cooperation between Polish and Norwegian local governments.

On the second day of the meeting, the participants discussed what is the best way to make use of the experiences arising from bilateral cooperation in terms of EE and RES and what financial means could support such implementation. The debate concerned also the real opportunities of using Norwegian proven good practices in Poland and ways of reducing low emission on the example of successful Polish self-government actions in this field.

The conclusions drawn during this meeting will be included in the final publication.

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Project "Polish-Norwegian cooperation platform for climate and energy conservation" is funded under the PL04 Programme of the Bilateral Cooperation Fund, which is financed from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (NMF) 2009-2014.