The goal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. But we cannot do it without setting the next stages – said Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz in “Fakty po Faktach”. She reported that her foundation has prepared a bill that “takes a holistic approach” to the fight against climate change. Atmospheric physicist Dr. Joanna Remiszewska-Michalak emphasized that “there is no area of our life where climate change has not left its mark.”
Attorney Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz, president of the ClientEarth Lawyers for the Earth Foundation, and atmospheric physicist, member of the Climate Council at UN Global Compact Network Poland, doctor Joanna Remiszewska-Michalak, talked on Saturday in “Fakty po Faktach” about how we can protect the earth and fight against climate change.
“We have an idea how to get off the ground now.” There is a draft law
– We, as the ClientEarth Lawyers for the Earth Foundation, have an idea how to get off the ground right now – said Rudzińska-Bluszcz. – We have written a draft act on climate protection, which has a holistic approach (…) to the entire system of planning activities in Poland in anticipation of the already occurring climate changes – she explained.
As the lawyer said, on the one hand, it is to be “a kind of road map until 2050, showing the next stages of how to achieve this goal of climate neutrality”. – On the other hand, preparing our society for the changes that are already taking place – she added.
When asked what the most important postulate contained in the draft act was, Rudzińska-Bluszcz repeated that in terms of climate protection, “we need a road map. – There is certainly a necessary goal, this goal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. But we cannot do it without setting the next stages. It’s a bit like renovating a house. We can’t start renovating without an action plan – she pointed out.
As we read on the foundation’s website, the project has six main assumptions. It assumes that Poland will achieve climate neutrality by 2050, and then ensure its maintenance and strive to achieve negative emissions. Other key issues include: action to protect against climate change; subjecting investment projects to the so-called climate verification; establishing the Climate Protection Council (ROK), an independent expert body supporting the state’s climate policy; spending at least 1 percent. GDP to achieve the climate target and protect society; granting everyone the right to live in a safe climate.
Expert: there is no area of life where climate change has not left its mark
According to Remiszewska-Michalak, “we need to realize what we are really fighting for.” As she said, the point is “that we breathe clean air, that we live in a stable climate, a predictable climate, that we finally gain this right.”
As she stated, in the public space “we keep saying that we will not drive cars, that our energy system will be destroyed, because the evil EU comes with its regulations and so on.” “And it’s not really about what we can gain.” We can gain the right to live in a good climate, in a predictable reality in every respect – social, economic – she explained.
The atmospheric physicist also emphasized that “there is no area of our lives where these climate changes have not left their mark.”
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