Polish Briefing 7 February, 2019 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: The Greens party proposes a Round Table for the climate

What goes on in Poland on the 7th of February.

The Greens party proposes a Round Table for the climate

The Greens Party appealed to all parties and groups to adopt a joint plan to move away from fossil fuels and carry out the energy transformation: – 30 years after the Round Table, we need a second such agreement, dedicated to the climate. These are the most urgent challenges facing us – we read in the communiqué.

On December 21, the Greens presented a framework program for energy transformation, developed together with experts and representatives of the world of science, and appealed to all political parties to adopt this program as part of a multi-annual, consensus-based strategy of moving away from fossil fuels.

Move away from coal, improve the air quality

– Such bipartisan agreements have already been concluded in Denmark, in Great Britain, in Germany and Sweden. They were also included in a certain shape in Poland, as part of the Round Table discussions in 1989. Today, thirty years later, we need a profound energy transformation. The rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and, consequently, the prevention of an increase in the Earth’s temperature, are matters that we must address now – argues the group.

– When we announced our vision of green transformation in 2017, it did not have many supporters. That is why we are even happier that today more parties and groups incorporate our postulates – moving away from coal, improving air quality or closing down mines – to their political programs. We are now moving on, showing you more ambitious goals. It is a total departure from fossil fuels, while ensuring social justice and concern for the poorest. This is a concrete, realistic plan to achieve these changes, developed with the support of the best experts in the field of energy and climate – we read in the communiqué of the Greens.