A public park in Warsaw’s Wilanów district – Nhood Poland’s climate commitment

23. 09. 2021

During the event under the slogan “Culture, Nature, Future” at King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów, Nhood Poland made a solemn climate commitment – the creation of a two-hectare public park as part of the Wilanów Park project. Thanks to the greenery planted in the park, the absorption of carbon dioxide will amount to 500 kg and the production of oxygen will amount to 370 kg per year.

The participants of the event related to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Environment Program / GRID-Warsaw Center talked at King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów about culture, nature, and the future in the context of sustainable development and care for our planet.

The strategic partner of the event was Nhood Poland. Nhood follows the principle of a threefold positive impact on local communities, the environment, and the economy: People, Planet, Profit. When working on new multifunctional investments, we make sure that they are built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, we reduce our carbon footprint, and we conduct environmental education campaigns. The mixed-use investment that expresses the above idea of Nhood is Wilanów Park.

The thematic panel entitled “The business community creates a culture of climate change: carbon footprint and compensation” featured Ada Walentek, CEO of Nhood Poland.

– Commercial real estate is a very complicated system of many stakeholder groups with whom we cooperate, among others in terms of reducing energy consumption, ensuring biodiversity and developing mobility in relation to green transport – said Ada Walentek. At the same time, she emphasized that Wilanów Park is a good example of a facility built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

A special guest of the event was Prof. Bolesław Rok, an expert on sustainable development, who shared his observation about Wilanów Park: – The Wilanów Park investment is a unique project. The project run by Nhood is not only visually attractive. What’s intriguing about it is the apparent attempt to transfer the company’s internal values to the outside – he said.

Discussions on sustainable development and the impact of business on the environment were continued during thematic meetings at the tables.

A special moment of the event was the symbolic submission of climate commitments by business representatives to be implemented by 2030. Nhood Poland referred its commitment to positively affect the situation of future generations to a multifunctional investment in Warsaw’s Wilanów, in which it is involved. Under the name of Wilanów Park there is a unique space intended for the local community, which will be located just a few minutes’ walk from the place of submission of declarations closed in the so-called “capsules for the climate”.

The Climate Commitment of Nhood Poland is: – We declare the construction of a two-hectare park as part of our Wilanów Park project. Thanks to the vegetation in the park, the absorption of carbon dioxide will amount to 500 kg and the production of oxygen will amount to 370 kg per year.

The capsule will officially open in 9 years to check that the business declarations have been met.

The event ended with a ceremonial evening meeting, where representatives of science, public administration, embassies, business and the artistic community, as well as authorities involved in environmental protection, had the opportunity to exchange views and establish relationships.

The distinguished participants included, Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and the Environment, Frédéric Billet, Ambassador of the French Republic in Poland, Alexander Caldas, Science Division, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Wojciech Nowicki, president of the National Foundation for Protection and Environment, Maria Andrzejewska, general director of the UNEP / GRID Center – Warsaw, Paweł Jaskanis, director of the King Jan III Museum at Wilanów, Jacek Bożek, president of the GAJA Foundation, Edwin Bendyk, president of the Batory Foundation. The event also featured the premiere of the chamber version of the piece entitled “Elements” by composer Paweł Pudło.

In the Nhood Poland zone, the company’s representatives introduced their guests to the projects they are implementing, which are in line with the idea of sustainable development. One of them is the aforementioned mixed-use Wilanów Park investment.

Nhood Poland is a strategic partner of the event on the occasion of 30 years of operation of the UN Environment Program / GRID-Warsaw Center under the slogan “Culture, Nature, Future”, which took place on September 16, 2021 at King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów.