Broadening the just transition debate


At the end of June, in the Warsaw office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, an incredible group of women met. A dozen female activists from two coal-mining regions – the Konin area and Silesia – came together to discuss how to make the voices of women better heard in the debate about ecological transformation. In order to find answers, they used a lot of their own wisdom and… Lego bricks.

By Piotr Trzaskowski

Thank you for visiting the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw! As a think tank for green visions and projects with 30 offices worldwide, we are part of an international net­work encompassing well over 100 partner projects in approxi­mately 60 countries.
The thematically organized sections correspond with the full spectrum of our activities within four programmes: 
Democracy & Human Rights, Energy & Climate, Europe & International Politics and European Agricultural Policy. 
Here you can find information about events organised independently, or in cooperation with other organisations, as well as about our publications on the most relevant green topics. We encourage you to participate in our debates and conferences, and to follow us in social media.


Democracy & Human Rights

The Great Extinction, the Green Wave and the Polish case


For five years,  a great festival of green politics has been taking place in Poland every mid-July, the Green Summer University is organised by the Green Zone Foundation in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw and the Green European Foundation (GEF). Every year, activists, experts and politicians from Poland and abroad come together to discuss the most important challenges of green policy in the face of a multidimensional ecological crisis.

By Gert Röhrborn

2019 Cohort of Transatlantic Media Fellows


We are excited to announce our selection of Transatlantic Media Fellows for 2019.

Within the framework of the Transatlantic Media Fellowships we cooperate with our Office in Washington, DC. As a part of the programme, we support committed journalism by offering stipend for journalists for a travel to the United States to research stories relevant to the foundation’s work on climate and energy policy, democracy and social policy, or foreign and security policy.

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Energy & Climate

The IPCC Special Report on Land: We have to act now


On August 8th 2019, the International Panel on Climate Change released its special report on climate change and land. Environmental expert Peg Putt provides an analysis of the report's findings.

By Peg Putt

A new Global Biodiversity Framework …for what and for whom?


Nearly a decade after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, evidence shows that the actions undertaken to implement them have not been sufficient. What should a new Global Biodiversity Framework look like?

By Gadir Lavadenz
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Europe & International Politics

Donald Trump - The Lonesome Diplomat

Transatlantic Media Fellowship

Research shows that Americans are more willing to be involved in world affairs than they have been for a very long time. Americans are becoming aware that a leading role of the US in the world is important to their security and to their prosperity and increasingly, for their freedom.

By Adam L. Reichardt

European Parliament: How European Will It Be?


Two weeks after the vote is a good time to reflect and ask questions about the future of European institutions. To what extent have the scenarios — both the optimistic and the bleak— played out? What do the election results say about the expectations and fears of Europeans? What is the balance of political power and which factions and coalitions — old and new — will set the Parliament’s agenda? How will the EP election impact the shape of other European institutions?

By Alicja Sybilska
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European Agricultural Policy

Agriculture Atlas: the changes needed in agricultural policy, in simple terms


The European agricultural policy requires environmental and social sustainability, and broad public debate. Such a change is only possible if EU funds mainly support farms – small and medium-sized ones in particular – that care about the environment, produce healthy food and sustain quality jobs.

By Ewa Jakubowska-Lorenz

The European Agricultural Policy Programme

In early 2018 we launched the European Agricultural Policy Programme in Warsaw. Because of the European Union’s planned reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, we want to work to initiate a debate and exchange of views between various actors on the effects of the CAP as it is currently functioning, and on the improvements it requires. 

By Ewa Jakubowska-Lorenz
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Governing Ecologically

In voter surveys, the German Greens regularly come out as the party deemed to have by far the greatest competency in this area and in energy policy as well. This study by Arne Jungjohann tries to answer if this image is justified, as it looks at the subnational level of the federal states.

The European Election in Germany


This E-Paper analyse the results of the European Election in Germany and the specific impacts on national politics and the competition between the parties in Germany.

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