The second day of the UN Climate Talks highlighted the need of a just transition in the shift towards low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient economies. Andrzej Duda, president of Poland, presented the “Silesia Declaration on Solidarity and Just Transition”. However, the country’s dependence on coal still raises questions.
Poland or Coal-land?
“The UN Climate Change is now taking place on the exact location of where a coal mine was once operated. Katowice is meanwhile one of the greenest cities in Poland. That is highly symbolic.”, said Duda during the ceremonial opening.
Andrzej Duda, President of Poland. Photo: IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth