Poland has received an exclusion from the European Union’s restrictive requirements to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, with EU saying it will take into account Poland’s energy demands.
The member states of the EU came to an agreement during the deliberations of the European Council in Brussels over reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that Poland will require more time to achieve climate neutrality and that the Council will return to the topic in June 2020.
“An exception, a rule which has to be to be considered during the legislative process, has been written into the EU conclusion at the third point, emphasizing that Poland will reach climate neutrality at its own speed,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced.
He added that the EU understood that there are states with differing economic, technological and social situations.