Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Activists present Poland with Fossil of the Day award

An installation titled “Scales of Climate Justice” is seen during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, UK on November 4, 2021. REUTERS / Hannah McKay

GLASGOW, Scotland – Environmental Campaigns Awarded Polish Government Award “Fossil of the Day” for giving – and then apparently backing down – a promise to expedite the phase-out of coal.

The Climate Action Network, an umbrella group representing hundreds of nongovernmental organizations, criticized Poland on Thursday for pledging to end the use of coal at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, but then declared itself a poor country and stuck to its previous deadline – 2049 year.

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The little-coveted award was presented to the US on Wednesday, as climate activists say it is a new measure that benefits mainly industrial agricultural companies rather than regular farmers.

The US shared the prize with France for its efforts to categorize natural gas and nuclear power plants as sustainable forms of energy by the European Union and the International Emissions Trading Association for representing oil majors such as Chevron and Shell at the October 31 event. -Noyar. 12 negotiations.

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