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Polish president to attend UN climate summit in Dubai

29.11.2023 11:00
Poland's President Andrzej Duda will head to the United Arab Emirates this week to attend the United Nations' COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai, his aides have announced.
Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Polish President Andrzej Duda.Photo: PAP/Albert Zawada

The visit is scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 2, according to the Polish President's Office.

Ahead of the summit, Duda met with a group of young national experts and activists who are preparing to participate in the global event.

Last November, Duda took part in the UN's COP27 climate change conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh.

He at the time called on the international community to step up pressure on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, saying that the Kremlin’s aggression had endangered the "timely implementation of the climate transition."

Poland's President Andrzej Duda addresses a plenary session of the United Nations' COP27 climate change conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks at the United Nations' COP27 climate change conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh on November 8, 2022. Photo: KPRP/Jakub Szymczuk

Duda told the COP27 gathering that Poland was actively developing a "system of renewable energy sources" as well as a "low–carbon civil nuclear power program.”

He also said that Poland was "promoting electromobility and energy efficiency" and working to develop new eco-friendly technologies. 

He told the conference that Poland was "following the path of sustainable development" and that it was "significantly reducing emissions while growing its GDP.”

Duda also said at the time that Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine had generated “crises and huge costs which put at risk timely implementation of the climate transition as well as timely attainment of the intended goals.”

He called for a "cost–effective" and "socially sustainable transition,” Polish state news agency PAP reported.


Source: PAP, prezydent.pl