Poland Proposes Delay Of EU 2030 Climate Package

  • Date: 06/12/13
  • Sophie Yeo, Responding to Climate Change blog

Former COP19 president Marcin Korolec says that EU should wait till 2015 to decide on climate package to align with UN

Poland’s top climate change official has called for the EU’s new emissions reduction package to be delayed until 2015, a year later than planned.

Marcin Korolec, president of this year’s UN climate summit and Polish Secretary of State for climate change, said that an EU agreement on a package of measures to tackle climate change for the decade up to 2030 should not be finalised until 2015.

Speaking at a conference in Brussels this week, Korolec said that delaying the final decision until the following year would align the process with the UN negotiations, which would prevent the bloc from being “abandoned” by less ambitious countries.

“We need targets and instruments [that are] competitive enough with Asia and Canada and the US,” he said.

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