On 06 December at the UN Climate Summit COP 24, the president of the PORT PC board, Mr. Paweł Lachman had the pleasure to receive a distinction for the Polish Heat Pump Technology Development Organization PORT PC, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), for the contribution and actions for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The award was presented by the Minister of Investment and Development, Mr. Jerzy Kwieciński. In the short introduction before handing the distinction, Kamil Wyszkowski - director of UN Global Compact Poland paid particular attention to anti-smog activities of the PORTPC organization. The importance of heat pumps as a future technology was also emphasized, consistent with the UN climate objectives and their effective role in the elimination of low emission of pollutants into the air.
The award ceremony was an element of the City Summit "City for Climate". The event, in cooperation with the Ministry of Investment and Development, was organized by the Polish branch of the United Global Compact. It is the largest initiative in the world that focuses on business working for sustainable development. We are very pleased to recognize and appreciate our work.
On 11December, the Polish Heat Pump Technology Development Organization PORT PC and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) have also issued a joint declaration, asking local, regional, national, European and global leaders to take immediate actions to make heating and cooling a priority in their agenda, to achieve the decarbonisation targets in Europe and worldwide. Highlighting, how modern heating and cooling systems, such as heat pumps, do not only help mitigating climate change, they also reduce local air pollution and increases air quality, improving the health of Europe’s citizens. They are also the only solutions providing smart, efficient and renewable-based thermal energy in the form of both heating and cooling in all sectors while optimising the operation of other technologies, networks, and businesses.