Lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of climate change

In May and April 2020, during the first national quarantine, National Centre for Climate Change (KOZK) conducted qualitative and quantitative research aimed at analysing how the crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic impacted lifestyles, attitudes and everyday activities of Poles. One of the studied areas covered food management issues and changing eating habits. The results of the study “Lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of climate change” were presented by dr Justyna Orłowska from the Department od Socio-Economic Consequences of Climate Change of the NCCC. Presentation was given as part of a discursive series carried out by Biennale Warszawa between March and May 2021.

Justyna Orłowska

Justyna Orłowska, PhD in sociology with specialty in the anthropology of climate change from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of the Advisory Team for Climate Change affiliated with the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2018–2020 she worked in the COP24 Presidency Office as the expert on solidarity and fair transformation and adaptation in the process of UNFCCC climate negotiations. Simultaneously, she was a consultant on climate migration for the UN Norwegian Refugee Center. For many years she has researched climate change in the Maldives, including coordinating projects commissioned by the UNICEF or in cooperation with UNEP Grid-Arendal. She executed projects with leading universities, including the Rutgers University or Georgetown in the USA. She conducted courses on sustainable development in Collegium Civitas, as well as guest lectures at the University of Edinburgh, or the Maldives National University. Currently she is the acting Head of the Department of Socio-Economic Consequences of the Climate Change in the Polish National Centre for Climate Change.

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Circular Economy

During the debate Edible city. Towards a new model held online on 13 April 2021, Piotr Woźniakowski from the National Centre for Climate Change presented the principles of circular economy in the context of adapting cities to climate change.

Piotr Woźniakowski junior Expert in the Department of Adaptation to Climate Change in the Polish National Centre for Climate Change (KOZK). He obtained his master’s degree in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen. Fellow of the European student scholarship Climate-KIC Master Label Programme, organised by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology. He expanded his knowledge on climate change also during a 6-month exchange with the University of Colorado Boulder in the USA. He has advisory experience in the area of Circular Economy and Sustainable Development.

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