Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: The cornerstone of our climate policy is the responsibility

Poland seeks to achieve the sustainable development in economic, social and climatic terms.  Our goal is to find a “golden mean” – care for the environment cannot inhibit our economic and social development, stressed the Prime Minister during the session of the 9th session of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.


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There will be no prosperity for all without a responsible climate policy, emphasised the Head of the Government. As he added, Poland for the third time would preside over the COP climate summit to be held in Katowice this year. We cannot afford to disregard climate change, said the Prime Minister. Polish green realism means innovation and social and economic responsibility – this will be our proposal for Europe and for the world, explained Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Prime Minister mentioned that Poland was implementing an ambitious clean air policy. We allocate PLN 130 billion, or about USD 25-30 billion for thermal efficiency improvement of 4-5 million Polish houses. We want to reduce emissions and increase the energy efficiency, which will be beneficial to climate, stressed the Head of the Government. As he added, electromobility and renewable energy were some of the relevant development directions of Poland. The Head of the Government stressed that our country had significantly exceeded its emissions reduction level, reaching the reduction level of 30% instead of 6%.

We are meeting as partners to reflect on a common future. Like Chancellor Angela Merkel, we believe that the climate challenges facing the world are very important. We must also remember that every country starts from a different position, highlighted the Head of the Government. As he explained, Poland after Second World War could not, for example, develop atomic energy. 

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The Petersberg Climate Dialogue is a conference held annually to serve as a stimulus before the UN climate summits. This year’s climate summit (COP24) will be held in Katowice in December.


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