Wroclaw city councillors made a decision concerning climate alarm. In this way, the city gives priority to the prevention of negative consequences of climate changes. All actions in this respect are to support the objective of Wroclaw becoming a zero emission city by 2050.
In the nearest future, the city wants to focus primarily on the development of green areas, which fulfil a recreational function, the creation of thermal comfort areas, the retention and reuse of rainwater, the implementation of innovative solutions based on pure energy, and sustainable mobility: further investments concerning the development of cycle tracks, green bus/tram stops or even tram lines.
‘Apart from that, we are introducing solutions based on the use of energy from renewable sources: photovoltaics. Our priority is to turn Wroclaw into a zero emission city by 2050,’ stresses Katarzyna Szymczak-Pomianowska, the head of the Department of Sustainability of the Wroclaw City Office.
Mayor Jacek Sutryk announced the reinforcement of Wroclaw’s efforts to take better care of the climate. On 5th September 2019, the city councillors adopted the Municipal Plan of Adaptation to Climate Change. This strategic document of the city’s climate policy is consistent with the Wroclaw 2030 Strategy, the Low-Emission Management Plan and the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP).
The city is already implementing the tasks aimed at preventing the negative consequences of climate changes. They include, among others, the Catch the Rain subsidy program, a resolution regarding exemptions of buildings or their parts connected to a photovoltaic system from real property tax, a change of the city's grass mowing policy, the GrowGreen project based on the creation of an innovative model greenery system in highly urbanised areas – six pocket parks and a green street, or the construction of a system of cycle tracks and Park&Ride areas.