Saturday, December 19, 2009

Poland receives anti-accolade at COP 15

From: The News
At the ongoing climate meet in Copenhagen, Poland has received the anti-accolade of “Fossil of the Day” by the Climate Action Network.

CAN awards the prize to the country which, according to the environmental group, blocks negotiations in the fight against climate change.

Poland was awarded First Prize after Poland’s European Minister Dowgielewicz said that the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent has no chance of being accepted by all members of the 27-member bloc.

Dowgielewicz argued at the conference in Copenhagen that most of the EU states are against raising the bar on carbon emissions, meaning that the 20 percent cut 2020 remains as the key goal.