Poland's Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka addressing a Paris conference on Wednesday said that credibility and fair distribution of costs and benefits are of key importance to solving climate problems.
According to diplomatic sources, of the Just Transition Mechanism’s 100 bln euros, Poland is to get EUR 27 bln, more than any other EU member state.
Polish Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka met with US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Thursday to discuss cooperation in the energy and climate sector, the Climate Ministry said in a Friday news release.
The EU summit in Brussels on Thursday exempted Poland from the 2050 climate neutrality deal. Informing about the decision on Thursday night, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said it met Poland's expectations.
As part of Friday's Global Climate Strike, tens of thousands of young Poles took to the streets of around 60 cities nationwide. The event was organised by the Youth Climate Strike (MSK) group. Thousands of cities around the world took part in the protest.
A conference entitled People and Climate – Solidarity and Just Transition, a follow up to last December's UN climate summit hosted by the southern Polish city of Katowice, was held at Warsaw's Hilton Hotel on Wednesday.