Tag: COP24

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host and Polish President Andrzej Duda has told coal miners in the country that the industry will continue to play an important role in Poland. Speaking to miners in the southern town of Brzeszcze, Duda said Poland “will continue to rely on coal. Of course, we’ll achieve an energy […]

World Bank pledges $200bn in climate funding

World Bank pledges $200bn in climate funding

The World Bank has pledged $200 billion in investments for low carbon projects, despite the fact that its largest shareholder, USA, is refusing to re-join the Paris agreement and is set to host a pro-fossil fuel side event at the United Nation’s climate talks. The funds will come from a […]

Coal to account for 60% of Poland’s energy mix by 2030

Coal to account for 60% of Poland’s energy mix by 2030

Poland’s Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski has said nearly 60% of the country’s energy mix will be sourced from coal in 2030, as the country prepares to host the UN climate talks in December. Although there have been increasing calls from the European Union to reduce carbon emissions, Poland has […]

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

Poland: “Common sense” key to COP24

Poland: “Common sense” key to COP24

Poland’s chief climate negotiator has said the world must put “common sense” above climate ambitions during the COP24 summit that will be held in Katowice in December. Tomasz Chruszczow said countries pledging to prevent the world from warming more than 1.5 degrees will not achieve anything and should therefore not […]