MKiŚ: Poland does not set an emissions reduction target for 2040 today, EC only opens debate

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2024-02-07   08:05
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The European Commission's communication recommending a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 is an opening of public debate and not a binding legal document. Its publication does not imply that the proposals contained therein must be implemented. Poland is not setting an emissions reduction target for 2040 today, the Ministry of Climate and Environment (MKiŚ) reported.

The European Commission has today issued a communication containing the first proposal for a climate target for the European Union for 2040. The communication is an opening of public debate and not a binding legal document. Its publication does not imply that the proposals it contains must be implemented. Poland does not set an emission reduction target for 2040 today, it was announced.

As a member state, we are currently focusing on the implementation of targets for 2030 and 2050, which were agreed and adopted earlier. In the course of analysis and public consultation, we will soon develop an effective strategy for a fair transition, while striving to achieve the climate neutrality necessary to ensure the security of people, nature and the economy, the Ministry announced.

In response to the European Commission's communication, Poland will raise the need to strengthen the Polish and European economy and fight energy poverty. The government will be guided by a balanced social interest, taking into account our starting point and the distribution of costs adequately to Poland's capabilities in relation to the other EU Member States. Poland's official position on the 2040 target proposal will be worked out in the course of analyses and consultations, it reported.

The European Commission adopted a communication on industrial emissions management on Tuesday, detailing how these technologies could contribute to reducing emissions by 90% by 2040 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Source: MKiŚ and ISBnews