COP24 Katowice

Vice-Minister Kurtyka attends PreCOP25

Michał Kurtyka, the COP24 President, took part in PreCOP, which was held in Costa Rica on 8-10 October.

The Secretary of State Michał Kurtyka took part in a panel devoted to the role of electromobility in the so-called Nationally Determined Contributions – the contributions declared by the Parties to the Paris Agreement to curb climate changes. In his speech, he spoke about Polish achievements in this area.

Poland is currently implementing a concrete and ambitious electromobility development plan - said the Vice-Minister. - By the end of 2020, 6000 electric vehicle charging stations and 400 fast charging stations will have been set up in our country. What is more, by 2028 30% of local bus fleets will be made up of electric vehicles - he added.

The Minister also took part in talks on Article 6 of the Katowice Rulebook, recalling that international cooperation mechanisms under the Paris Agreement are key for long-term action to combat climate change.
During the panel on the Warsaw International Mechanism, the Minister highlighted that the WIM review planned for the December meeting in Santiago will be an excellent opportunity to further improve efficiency in the avoidance and minimisation of losses and damage.

This year’s PreCOP took place in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, and preceded COP25, which will be hosted by Chile.  Apart from high-level meetings, the summit encompassed numerous panel sessions devoted to actions aimed at curbing climate change, increasing ambitions in the field of Nationally Determined Contributions, electromobility and the carbon market.

 

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