24th Oct 2016


Poland casts doubt on climate deal

Poland said it would ratify the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions only if it takes into account "the specificity of the Polish economy". In a letter to his EU counterparts seen by Reuters, Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko said "hard coal and lignite is the foundation of Poland's economy and sustainable development". Ministers meet on Friday in an effort to speed up EU's ratification of the agreement.

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