Poland will be world leader in climate policy: Polish PM Szydło
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Poland will return to a policy which protects the global climate while taking into account the specifics of the country’s economy, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on a trip to New York.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Photo: KPRM
On her second day of a US visit, Szydło signed the Paris Agreement which was reached during the COP21 global climate summit in December.
“This is just the first stage. After signing on these decisions, we need to implement them,” Szydło said ahead of the signing ceremony.
She added that the deal meets the expectations of the Polish government, and that Poland is actively involved in preparations to meet the agreements.
At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.
The agreement is due to enter into force in 2020.
Szydło said that Poland wants to develop its mining industry based on modern technologies while at the same time protecting the climate by making use of the potential of its forests.
“We will demonstrate how to conduct a climate policy in a responsible and innovative way. Managing forests is an alternative which we can offer to the world,” Szydło said. (rg/pk)