What goes on in Poland on the 5th of November.
Poland does not abandon the deadline for coal phase out in 2049 at COP26
The Ministry of Climate and Environment dispels doubts about the emerging speculations about the new date of Poland’s departure before 2049. He declares still this year in accordance with the social agreement with miners.
– The transformation in the coming years must, above all, be planned and just. The social agreement adopted by the Polish government assumes a departure from hard coal by 2049 – said Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa on Twitter. – Energy security and the provision of jobs is a priority for us – she added.
This information came after unofficial reports that Poland may announce an earlier date to abandon coal at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. However, a spokesman for the ministry said that Poles would declare such a possibility in the 1940s together with developing countries, unlike the OECD, G7 and G20 groups, which may announce a departure from this fuel in 2030. – In the case of Poland, we are talking about the 1940s – he wrote on Twitter.
Poland is counting on a final agreement with the Czechs on Turów
In Prague, the Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, is to meet with her Czech counterpart Richard Brabec. – With the goodwill of the Czechs, one Friday meeting should be enough to end the negotiations on Turow, although the signing of the intergovernmental agreement and thus withdrawal of the Czech Republic’s complaint with the CJEU may take some time, said Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa.
The new head of the climate and environment ministry, Anna Moskwa, appointed last week, travels to Prague on Friday to continue the Polish-Czech negotiations on the Turów lignite mine, interrupted at the end of September.
– It’s been a while since we last met. At that time, elections were also held in the Czech Republic, which made it difficult to reach an agreement as talks with us were not a priority for the Czechs. I think that this break in talks helped, allowed our southern partners to take a step back. After the elections, it was the Czechs who proposed to return to the table, which we read as a positive signal that they want to reach an agreement and thus close the negotiations that have been ongoing since June, Moscow said.