URGENT! POLISH PRESIDENCY SPOKESPERSON COMMENTS ON GIVING POLAND "FOSSIL OF THE DAY" ANTI-PRIZE
Polish Presidency in EU: chance for a change of Poland's image as an antagonistic to EU's climate policy
Energy Security - Polish, European and Global Perspectives
EU aims for 3%, but for Poland even 1% is too much
Two important climate and energy papers were released today by the European Commission in Brussels. The ‘2050 Low Carbon Roadmap’ advocates that Europe should step up to its domestic emission cuts to 25% by 2020. The ‘Energy Efficiency Plan’ recognises that the EU is not on track to meeting its 2020 energy savings target of a 20% reduction in energy use compared to business as usual, and presents chosen solutions, but puts off stronger action measures until 2013.
GAP Poland joins Climate Coalition!
We are happy to announce that Climate Coalition has a new member. Foundation GAP Poland (Fundacja GAP Polska) is affiliated with the Global Action Plan International, a network of several national organizations GAP, whose purpose is to motivate and strengthen citizens in making choices in everyday life of consumer-friendly environment.
Debate "Negotiations on a global agreement - the assessment of European Union diplomacy"
On the 8th February 2010 Climate Coalition and Polish Institute of International Affairs organized the debate "Negotiations on a global agreement - the assessment of European Union diplomacy". Representatives of the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chancellery of the Sejm, Polish Institute of International Affairs and Climate Coalition spoke off.
International conference "Towards a low-carbon economy in Poland"
On Friday, 17th December 2010, the international conference "Towards a low-carbon economy in Poland" co-organized by the Climate Coalition, the Ministry of Economy, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the World Bank was held in Warsaw. During the conference experiences of EU member states in the process of moving away from coal were presented, as well as good practices of European regions previously dominated by industries associated with coal.
Debate "Energy efficiency - the basis of Polish energy security. The role of the state and business"
On Wednesday, 10th November was held in Warsaw a debate 'Energy efficiency – the basis of Polish energy security. The role of the state and business' organized by the Climate Coalition. The purpose of the debate was to exchange information on energy efficiency at the current political conditions, legislative and administrative changes and the need for these conditions.
No deposits found (yet)!
At the meeting of the Senate Committee on National Economy, which took place on Wednesday 28 July participants discussed the problems of conservation and rational management of resource reserves in the context of the New Law on Geological and Mining and the disclosure of potential gas resources in unconventional reservoirs on Polish territory.
Debate "Polish Priorities in international climate negotations"
On 22nd June 2010 Climate Coalition and the Polish Institute of International Affairs organized the debate "Polish Priorities in international climate negotations - how achieve goals and take care of Poland's reputation". Representatives of the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan (PKPP Lewiatan) and Climate Coalition spoke off.
Energy [R]evolution - Towards a Fully Renewable Energy Supply in the EU 27
Check the Energy [R]evolution Scenario which provides a practical blueprint for the world’s renewable energy future. The report was developed in conjunction with specialists from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and more than 30 scientists and engineers from universities, institutes and the renewable energy industry around the world.
Development Action Plan for Renewable Energy Resources - Needed for yesterday!
On 25th May 2010 Climate Coalition organized a press conference “Development Action Plan for Renewable Energy Resources - Needed for yesterday!”. Robert Cyglicki (Greenpeace), Katarzyna Michałowska-Knap (Institute for Renewable Energy), Małgorzata Krzyżanowska (Department of the Environment, Marshals Office of Mazovian Voivodship) and Zbigniew Karaczun (Polish Ecological Club - Mazovian Branch) presented their opinions about the progress of work on the Action Plan.
Active climate protection as a development chance for Poland
Media with climate - climate awards presented to journalists!
The ceremony of finalizing “Media with climate” competition for journalists organized by Polish Ecological Club Mazovian Branch on behalf of Climate Coalition took place on 3rd March. Representatives of media, public authorities and NGOs gathered together in KOM restaurant in Warsaw to be presented with the results. The competition took place under the auspices of Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of the City of Warsaw.
Will there be a Polish Climate Act
MPs know that climate change is caused by human activities
Results of a questionnaire carried out by Polish Ecological Club Mazovian Branch among incumbent Members of the Lower House of Polish Parliament from different parliamentary fractions show that almost 80% of them believe that climate change exists and results from human activities. Does it indicate a beginning of good times for Polish economy and climate policy?
Copenhagen Accord is a sentence for billions of people!
Will the empty draft of the Copenhagen accord be filled with meaningful content?
According to Climate Coalition, for the time being, the draft of the agreement that was presented this morning at the climate conference in Copenhagen is merely a collection of meaningless political declarations. If the proposed form of the agreement is finally approved during COP15, there would be no chance to keep global temperature rise below the level of 2degC. The document presented this morning neither contains any specific figures concerning greenhouse gases reduction, nor determines time
President Obama saves his face, not the world!
According to Climate Coalition, President Barack Obama’s speech at the Climate Conference sounded pretty, but it lacked content. The United States did not change its previous position. Contrary to what everybody had expected, it was not a speech that could have brought about major breakthrough in the negotiations.
The blame game - Climate Coalition reporting from Copenhagen
The atmosphere is heating up during the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Behind the scenes as well as openly, country representatives accuse one another of blocking the process and lack of ambitious proposals. There is 1.5 day left until the end of the conference, however the negotiators still repeat their statements and add or remove brackets from the texts, and the leaders make smooth speeches.