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New CO2 Targets Would ‘Destroy European Industry’ Poland Warns

Polish Radio

Poland’s Economy Minister and Deputy PM Janusz Piechocinski has said that the EU’s proposal on CO2 emissions reduction would “destroy European industry”.

The comment comes ahead of an ambitious EU climate change deal to be discussed at a summit in Brussels next week, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent of the 1990 level by 2030.

Not only is this unrealistic, say Polish politicians, but such a move could also harm the economy, reports John Beauchamp.

According to Poland’s Economy Minister and deputy prime minister Janusz Piechocinski, the current proposal would destroy European industry.

“Europe shouldn’t be naïve, and it shouldn’t decide on anything which would be harmful for European industry,” Piechocinski told Polish Radio, Thursday morning.

Poland’s stance has been slammed by environmental organisations, including Client Earth, a group of environmental activist lawyers.

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