Poland has cut greenhouse gas emissions: deputy minister

Poland has made great strides in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the last 30 years, a deputy energy minister has said.
Grzegorz Tobiszowski. Photo: Andrzej GrygielGrzegorz Tobiszowski. Photo: Andrzej Grygiel

A report on the contribution of the country’s energy sector to international climate policy was unveiled on Thursday at a major UN conference on the environment in the southern Polish city of Katowice.

Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski said that since the fall of communism in 1989, Poland’s economy had become 30% less energy intensive while greenhouse gas emissions had been cut by 30%.

Poland has also seen “a noticeable increase in the proportion of renewable energy in the national energy mix to 14%,” Tobiszowski added.

Earlier on Thursday, Tobiszowski said: “The Polish energy sector has made huge investments, limiting emissions.”

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP24, officially opened in Katowice on Monday and runs until December 14.

Speaking at the official opening of the summit on Monday, the Polish president said his country was “ready to take its share of responsibility for international security,” including in terms of climate policy.

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told international leaders on Tuesday, the second day of the conference, that his country was among nations leading the way in efforts to stop global warming.

(pk)

Source: IAR

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