Prime Minister at the climate change conference: We need adequate compensation for the energy system change

Poland has its objectives to achieve and the cost of transformation must be distributed justly, said the head of the government at the COP25 Conference in Madrid. He emphasised that some member states will need more time and appropriate investments to achieve climate neutrality.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that Polish energy and climate policies are based on common sense, which assumes a significant reduction in the dependence on carbon and, at the same time, provides for safety and low energy prices. Let us focus not only on how much CO2 is produced by individual members of the EU but also on how much is consumed per capita, he said.

The Prime Minister emphasised that the starting point for Poland is dependency on carbon and it must be taken into account. He also reminded that we are one of the EU countries that accepted obligations arising from the Paris Agreement.

Before the climate change conference, the head of the government took part in a meeting of EU national countries, the aim of which was to discuss attitudes and positions of individual countries with regard to climate changes and the COP25 Conference. He also participated in the opening ceremony of the conference and in the plenary session.

At the end of November, in its resolution, the European Parliament called on EU countries to make a commitment during the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid that the European Union will achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

For nearly two weeks, delegates from over 200 countries will be discussing further steps aimed at limiting climate change. The EU Summit, during which one of the issues addressed is to be the vision of the EU achieving climate neutrality by 2050, was scheduled for mid-December.

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