Leading lights urge Polish PM to back climate deal
PR dla Zagranicy
Seventy acclaimed Polish scientists, artists, journalists and sports celebrities have called for Prime Minister Beata Szydło to back international efforts to broker a global climate deal in Paris.
Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
An open letter addressed to Szydło was published in the Gazeta Wyborcza daily on Thursday, a day ahead of the end of talks at the COP21 climate conference in the French capital, expected to result in a binding agreement on curbing carbon emissions.
The signatories of the letter state that Poland is jointly responsible for the ongoing rise in the planet's average temperature, and appeal for "courage and solidarity in supporting efforts geared towards a strong, effective and just agreement."
The authors of the letter point out that Poland is the tenth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the EU, and 36th in the world.
Over 80 percent of Poland's energy is generated from coal, the key reason behind the country's high carbon footprint. (aba/pk)
Source: Climate Coalition, Gazeta Wyborcza.