Polish PM to state importance of climate change at COP25 summit in Spain

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will begin a two-day visit to Spain on Monday, where he will take part in the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid.

The conference, in which delegates from almost 200 countries will take part, is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. It will be held from December 2-13.

On the first day of the summit, Polish Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka will hand over the reins of the presidency of the COP24 climate summit, the position he has held since the last time the summit was organized, in Katowice, southern Poland, in December.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Paweł Jabłoński told PAP that Morawiecki would, on Monday, take part in a meeting of European leaders, the opening ceremony of the summit, as well as in the plenary session.

Jabłoński also pointed out that the prime minister had emphasised in his statements that the Polish government would fight to the end for a just energy, environmental and ecological transformation.

At the end of November, the European Parliament in an adopted resolution called on EU countries, during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, to commit to climate neutrality by 2050.

At an EU summit scheduled for mid-December, one of the topics discussed will be the EU vision for climate neutrality by 2050.

In June, Poland, as well as Hungary, the Czech Republic and Estonia (which has changed its mind since then), blocked the provisions of the proposal. At the time, Morawiecki stated that he could not agree on new goals without calculations on how much the transformation would cost and how its costs would be distributed.