Poland among leaders in fighting global warming: PM
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Poland is among nations leading the way in efforts to stop global warming, the country’s prime minister asserted on Tuesday.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks at the United Nations' COP24 climate change conference in the southern Polish city of Katowice on Tuesday. Photo: PAP/Hanna Bardo
Speaking during the United Nations’ COP24 climate change conference in the southern Polish city of Katowice, Mateusz Morawiecki said: "I can proudly and without hesitation say that Poland is one of the leaders when it comes to measures undertaken to stop global warming."
He argued during a panel discussion that "this is evidenced by the results we have achieved in reducing emissions, in particular through increasing the forest cover and by supporting international climate negotiations.”
Morawiecki said at the conference’s Global Climate Action event that, “comparing the various starting points of different countries,” Poland boasted “achievements in reducing carbon emissions in the context of the Kyoto Protocol.”
He told international leaders at the conference that Poland "has made huge achievements” in becoming more energy efficient over the past 25 years.
According to Morawiecki, Poland has embarked on one of Europe’s largest programmes to develop electromobility, or innovative, eco-friendly means of public transportation.
“Innovation must be the main driver of energy transformation,” Morawiecki said, as quoted by Poland’s PAP news agency.
Thousands of international decision makers were on Tuesday conducting negotiations at the UN climate change conference in the southern Polish mining city, amid warnings that the world was heading toward environmental disaster.
Speaking at the official opening of the summit on Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said his country was "ready to take its share of responsibility for international security," including in terms of climate policy.