Poland is more dependent on coal than any other EU country, accounting for around 75% of its electricity today. Making rail greener in Poland requires transitioning away from coal to renewables that emit less carbon.
Poland is leading a small group of Eastern European countries that are resisting some of the EU’s policies and commitments on carbon emissions. Yet in contrast to its political leadership, our survey shows that more than half of Gen Z in Poland are concerned about climate change and sustainability.
Due to the pandemic, the employment situation in Poland has worsened, especially for Gen Z. Many have taken freelance positions despite the limited job security and protections. The rail supply industry can be an attractive alternative that offers stability and diverse learning opportunities.
What does Gen Z in Poland think?
- 25% believe that rail is crucial for the country’s economy and development
- 57% are willing to hop on to greener transport
- 47.5% believe that jobs in rail pay well and 30.7% believe it is technology-driven
- 50% say that innovations such as zero-emission technology and smart cities will be the driver of innovation for the rail of tomorrow