The Polish authorities have declared that do not intend to abandon coal energy

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in Photobacterium of Poland Andrzej Duda speaks at the opening of the 24th UN conference on climate change. 3 terebra 2018The Polish authorities have declared that do not intend to abandon coal energy© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Poland is not going to completely abandon the use of coal in power generation, said the President of Poland Andrzej Duda at a press conference during the 24th UN Conference on climate change (СОР24), which takes place in Katowice in southern Poland.

«Coal is a strategic energy source. According to experts, we have coal reserves for 200 years,» said Duda. «It’s hard to imagine that we have completely abandoned our strategic raw material,» he said. «Energy sovereignty should be in the first place», — said the Polish President.

However, he also stressed that Poland will, of course, to develop «clean» sources of energy, nuclear energy, aim to reduce air pollution.

The Paris climate agreement is the first global, signed by 194 countries in December 2015. It defines the global action plan to curb «global warming.» The agreement does not imply a renunciation of fossil fuels and emissions of carbon dioxide. However, all parties must take measures to reduce emissions, the technological upgrading and adaptation to climate change. Russia has signed but not yet ratified the agreement. The main goal of the participants СОР24 to discuss ways of implementing the provisions of the agreement.