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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION

  • 13 December 2018

    On the opening day of the climate conference COP 24 in Katowice the Embassy of Poland in Copenhagen invited to a briefing about the goals and ambitionsof the Polish COP presidency. Energy transformation in Poland and Polish-Danish cooperation in the field of conventional and renewable energy were also subject of discussion.

    Poland's climate policy along with the government’s green energy transition strategy, electromobility, energy efficiency (especially in the building sector) and the role of the Baltic Pipe in achieving a low-emission economy based on renewable energy – these were just some of the issues raised during the meeting. In her address to the assembled representatives of  the Danish business (including Vestas, Danfoss and Velux),  Confederation of Danish Industry, State of Green as well as media and administration, Ambassador Henryka Mościcka-Dendys emphasised that “for several years, the share renewables has been consistently growing in the Polish energy mix. Moreover, new investments are planned, including offshore wind farms. It is not only a result of successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. We aim to diversify our energy mix base on modern technologies. The ultimate goal is a modern reliable energy system where renewable sources play a key role. ”

     

    The participants of the briefing were informed about a Polish-Danish Memorandum of Understanding about cooperation in the energy sector, to be signed on the margins of COP24.

     

    Ambassador H. Mościcka-Dendys focused on the priorities of the Polish COP Presidency, including the motto “Changing together”. She pointed out that “The Polish presidency of COP24 is particularly committed to reaching a broad consensus of stakeholders present in Katowice. We cannot afford to exclude anybody – hence the emphasis on the costs of green transformation, fair transformation and understanding between developed and developing countries”. In that context the ambassador pointed out to the evolution of Katowice and the Silesian conurbation as an example of a successful economic and social transformation of a region, which was in the past heavily dependent on coal mining and heavy industry.

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