Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the UN Climate Summit COP24: Poland decided to focus on three concepts – human, technology and nature

At the Climate Summit, Poland focuses on three concepts: human, technology and nature – they are related to transforming the energy systems, ensuring electro-mobility and introducing appropriate management of the environment the Prime Minister declared during the UN Climate Summit in Katowice (COP24). He added that these concepts met with a very positive response.


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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

The Prime Minister noted that over the last 25 years Poland has done much in the field of energy efficiency. He assessed that in order to achieve the goal of levelling emissions and their absorption, we need to take appropriate actions in all sectors, and innovations have to be the primary driving force behind energy transformation. We take innovative measures in the area of electro-mobility and act as leaders in this field. We have initiated one of the largest transformation processes in Europe, aiming to introduce electro-mobility in public transport said the Prime Minister.

Mateusz Morawiecki stressed that the government also cares for the other side of the equation: Poland was and still is today one of the main proponents of making use of forests to absorb carbon dioxide.

The Prime Minister informed about activities taken to ensure that the Polish climate policy goals are reached. We remain in line with the European Union’s climate policy. This transformation lies in our long-term interest, but it also involves numerous challenges – that is why we have decided to establish the Low-Carbon Transport Fund in cooperation with the World Bank.

During the next 10 years, we undertake to engage resources, EUR 3–4 billion, for the transformation towards low-carbon transport continued the Prime Minister.

He pointed out that Poland is appreciated for the achievement of the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol. We have very clearly exceeded our objectives, and the reduction of emissions by over 30% is impressive.

During the COP24 Summit, the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized also that Poland supports green transformation and wants to transform the different industry sectors, however, our approach in relation to this transformation is socially responsible. We look at the fate of individual social groups.

The reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is a global commitment said the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and he added that we, Europeans, are particularly obliged to set innovative routes of climate protection.

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Poland is the host of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24). It presides the Conference for the fourth time, and for the third time hosts the event. Previous conferences were COP14 in Poznań in 2008 and COP19 in Warsaw in 2013. The Conference will last until 14 December 2018.


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