The Polish government said it still intends to produce energy from coal until 2049 despite signing a declaration at COP26, as reported by EURACTIV.com.
On November 4, Poland was among the 190 signatories of the “Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement.” The statement included an agreement to phase out coal power from major economies in the 2030s and the rest of the world in the 2040s.
Within hours of signing the declaration, Warsaw clarified its position, with minister of climate and environment Aleksander Brzozka saying Poland considered itself in the second category (rest of the world) and that only G20 countries were “major economies.”
Because of this, Poland said it had signed up to phase out coal in the 2040s, not the 2030s. This is in line with an agreement made with trade unions in the country earlier this year.