Polish President Andrzej Duda has been in talks with his peers in the region to coordinate policies before next week's global climate summit initiated by US President Joe Biden.
The project, which has been three years in the making, is currently in the finishing stages ahead of its anticipated opening in September 2021 with the arrival of its first animal occupants in June 2021.
Supporting economic growth while taking care of the environment seems to be a key challenge today, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said on Wednesday.
Over half of Poles are in favour of nuclear energy in the country, according to the latest poll commissioned by the Climate Ministry.
During Thursday's discussion on climate change at the European Union summit in Brussels, EU leaders expressed the need to become more ambitious in efforts to reduce CO2 emission. They also adopted a Polish request for extensive consultations on the matter.
Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller told PAP on Thursday that, due to the quarantine of the Polish PM, Poland's position at the European Council meeting will be presented by Czech PM Andrej Babis.
EU-UK relations, climate, and the epidemiological situation were among the topics of a Tuesday video talk between Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki and European Council President Charles Michel, the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU in Brussels has tweeted.
The Polish government will dedicate 25 percent of funds in the new EU perspective to reach climate goals, Funds and Regional Policy Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak told the CSR Fair devoted to responsible business and sustainable development on Monday.
Nuclear and renewable energy will help Poland switch to a low-emission economy and attain the EU's climate neutrality goals, Deputy Climate Minister Adam Guiborge-Czetwertynski told the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily on Wednesday.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, speaking in Brussels on Monday, the fourth day of the EU's marathon summit, reiterated Poland's opposition to the rule of law conditions to be included in the bloc's budget and linking recovery fund payments with climate goals.