We are grateful to our 2013 partner organizations for the support and collaboration they provided leading up to and during the Global Landscapes Forum.

Host partner

University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw (UW) is the top higher education institution and leading research center in Poland, offering studies and specializations within the humanities and mathematical and natural sciences. UW is recognized by prestigious international rankings, such as the ARWU Shanghai Ranking, the QS Top Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. POLITYKA weekly ranks UW as the best Polish university due to its high quality of research and scientific pursuit.

The University of Warsaw is the biggest Polish university with over 53,500 students studying in 20 faculties and 30 divisions. The University’s scholars and students achieve outstanding global success in the areas of IT sciences, archaeology, astronomy and physics.

The University of Warsaw was established in 1816. It is here where the ingenious pianist Fryderyk Chopin studied, and where Nobel prize winners Henryk Sienkiewicz, Menachem Begin, Czesław Miłosz, Józef Rotblat and Leonid Hurwicz obtained their education. Over the last 200 years UW has had a strong influence on intellectual and cultural life in the capital city of Poland.

Host country partners

  • Ministry of Environment

    Mr. Marcin Korolec, Poland’s Minister of Environment, will chair the COP19 deliberations. The Ministry of Environment seeks to ensure long-term, sustainable national development with respect of natural heritage and human rights to meet the needs of both present and future generations. The Ministry is a professional institution which enjoys social trust, passes environmental laws and supervises various institutions and offices whose activities are connected with the national environmental protection. It also cooperates with social partners and non-governmental organisations as well as other public institutions. The Ministry not only sets the rules for others, but also cares for environmental protection in its own work.

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is responsible for rural and farm policies supporting the development of modern agriculture, rural areas and fisheries.

    Its mission is to provide a framework for the development of the Polish agricultural, agro-food and fishery sectors, sustainable development of rural areas, food safety and quality as well as improvement of work and living conditions of rural communities while respecting their cultural tradition and taking advantage of science, knowledge transfer as well as opportunities arising from being a member of the European Union and the global economy.

Coordinating partners

Organizing Partners



Local Support Agency

IT Support