Warsaw first to join EBRD’s urban sustainability programme

Warsaw wants to further develop green infrastructure and achieve carbon neutrality

Big Zero Report 2022

Poland’s capital, Warsaw has become the first Polish city to join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) urban sustainability programme.

The EBRD Green Cities programme is a €1.5 billion (£1.3bn) scheme that aims to provide members with ‘tailor-made’ solutions to fulfil environmental needs.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski and EBRD Regional Director for Central Europe and the Baltics and Head of Poland, Grzegorz Zieliński.

Under the MoU, parties will focus on investment opportunities to develop green infrastructure.

As a member, Warsaw will invest in its public transit system and plans to acquire 45 new metro trains.

The city also seeks to develop a long-term investment plan to achieve carbon neutrality.

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