Weronika is HEAL’s Health and Energy Programme Manager in Poland. Her main activities are coordinating t communications and outreach activities to raise awareness among health actors, public and the media on health impacts of air pollution from domestic coal burning, transport and Polish coal-fired power plants. She coordinates Unmask My City and Beyond Coal Campaign in Poland.
Before joining HEAL, Weronika worked in Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE) as a Climate Consultant on issues of networking, alliance building, political and media advice within the preparations to and during the COP19 Climate Summit in WarsawShe provided research work for CEE Bankwatch Network, delivering a report “Analysis of new lignite open-pit mines and coal mines planned in Poland in the 2013-2030 period”.
Weronika is co-author of numerous HEAL Poland publications and author of many articles on the air pollution health impacts and needed regulations to improve Polish air quality. She is frequently quoted or interviewed by national and international media (like Newsweek, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita, Medycyna Praktyczna, the Guardian or the New York Times) regularly speaks at conferences and events where she raises awareness on the smog health effects and advocates to implement effective regulations to tackle air quality problem in Poland (i.e. she was a speaker during COP21 conference in Paris, Clean Air Summit in Kraków, Dum Spiro Spero conference in Warsaw, Forum for Local Governments or Economy Forum in Katowice). She co-organized two conferences in Poland, attended numerous meetings in the parliament and the lead trainings and lectures for school students in educational programs or local governments representatives.