30 Nov '12, 4am

Kinda funny: after oil-rich Qatar, coal-powered Poland will host next climate talks. Actually, kinda perfect

Date: 29-Nov-12 Country: QATAR Author: Regan Doherty Coal-dependent Poland is set to host next year's U.N. talks on slowing climate change after OPEC member Qatar in 2012, a move dismaying environmentalists who say both oppose action to reduce use of fossil fuels. Poland formally submitted its offer for Warsaw to host the talks on Wednesday to almost 200 nations at this year's meeting in Doha. No other countries made an offer at a planning session on Wednesday, making its selection pretty much automatic. "Poland is a good place to go," the head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, Christiana Figueres, told Reuters. "Here also in Qatar and in Poland what this conference does is bring the world's attention to the host country and encourage that country to actually step up to the plate and do more." Poland, which relies on carbon-intensive coal for nearly all its power, ha...

Full article: http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/67253

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