Polish Briefing 25 November, 2019 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: ENVI calls on abandoning nuclear energy in the EU before COP25

What goes on in Poland on the 25th of November.

ENVI calls on abandoning nuclear energy in the EU before COP25

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) presented a draft resolution before the COP25 climate summit in Madrid. It contains a record striking nuclear power, which in Poland’s plans is to serve the climate.

ENVI deputies presented a project in which nuclear power is considered dangerous, environmentally harmful and unprofitable. – We believe that nuclear power is not safe or environmentally and economically sustainable. That is why we propose that the strategy of just transition assumes the withdrawal from nuclear energy in the European Union, including the provision of new jobs for people employed in the nuclear power generation sector and plans for the demolition of nuclear power plants and safe, long-term management of nuclear waste – we read in a Parliament document.

The COP25 climate summit will be an opportunity to discuss global climate policy. Poland assumes that it will use nuclear energy to decarbonise the energy sector. It wants to have the first reactor by 2033 and 6-9 GW of nuclear energy in 2043.

The a resolution will be the subject of further work in the institutions of the European Union.