President of the Republic of Poland / News / Polish President hopes for climate summit success

Source: Republic of Poland in English

President Andrzej Duda expressed hope on Thursday that representatives of all countries will approach the upcoming COP24 climate summit with responsibility and that the conference will end in success.

The summit will start in Poland’s southern city of Katowice on December 3.

The Polish President was speaking at a meeting of the National Council for Development that was devoted to the upcoming COP24 conference.

The President admitted that “the negotiations that will take place during the Katowice summit will be very difficult,” adding that there were also opinions suggesting that reaching an agreement will not be easy, either.

“I believe that representatives of all countries will approach this responsibly and that we will finally be able to work out decisions and this Katowice summit will end in success,” the President said.

Andrzej Duda observed that the conference centre is located in a symbolic place, on the site of a former mine. 

The COP24 summit on climate change will take place in Katowice on December 3-14, 2018. The COP (Conference of the Parties) summit is the highest body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Decisions made at COP summits map out global climate policy for the following years. (PAP)