European Green Deal

'Special Treatment for Poles' necessary to reach EU Green Deal

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-12-15 15:08

All smiles as European leaders Merkel and Macron greet each other in Brussels ahead of pushing the deadline for "climate neutrality" to 2050. They ended up allowing Poland to exempt itself from the agreement.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE NEUTRALITY BY 2050 (after having failed to reach the previous 2030 target) was agreed to by all at the current climate summit in Brussels … except for Poland. Deutsche Welle reported:

“Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced he had secured an exemption from 2050 climate neutrality” even though “the bloc had offered generous funding [of 100 Billion euros!] for regions that would be most affected by the fossil fuel phaseout.”