During the meeting, Vice-Minister Michał Kurtyka highlighted the importance of the role of social observers represented by Non Party Stakeholders at COP summits.
“Dialogue is the only way to break down barriers between different stakeholders and work together to reach an agreement that satisfies everyone – dialogue without representatives of society is simply incomplete. This is why I am glad to see the growing involvement of civil society in global efforts aimed at protecting the planet. Only a joint effort by governments and summit observers will make it possible to take effective action to curb climate change,” he said.
The discussion concerned, among numerous topics, the progress of work related to the preparation of a package implementing the Paris Agreement. The participants of the meeting were also interested in initiatives proposed by the Polish Presidency related to electromobility and fair transformation. They also expressed their hope that the summit in Katowice will be a success and declared their support.