The biggest change to come out of COP24 is the establishment of a “rule book” that participating nations will use to report their greenhouse gas emissions and funding efforts. Additionally, the rules will allow countries to monitor the carbon reduction efforts of other governments. The U.S. expressed some pleasure over the new agreement, believing it will force other countries to be held more accountable for their carbon emissions.
Nothing from the two week-long summit is binding. The lack of any major breakthroughs attracted criticism. “In the climate emergency we’re in, slow success is no success,” Durwood Zaelke, the president of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, stated.
Governments face a choice between increasing their climate pledges or embarking on an “immoral” and “suicidal” path, UN secretary general António Guterres said on Wednesday...“To waste this opportunity would compromise our last best chance to stop runaway climate change. It would not only be immoral, it would be suicidal,” Guterres said. “This may sound like a dramatic appeal, but it is exactly this: a dramatic appeal.”
Morano: "Let's distinguish between actual pollution and carbon dioxide emissions and yes there's all kinds of technology and improvement and infrastructure development you can do to improve the results of coal burning to clean up your air and Poland is doing that.
But in terms of what Dominic just said about the history of Poland to be dominated by Germany then decades under the Soviet Union all they've done now is essentially replaced a new regulatory body that's come in and it's going to be the EU in the UN telling Poland how they can do their energy mix 79% of Poland is coal miners it's one of the most revered institutions polling shows that pulp mine workers are considered higher the highest most respected citizens in the country this is part of Polish nationalism there's nothing wrong with it.
What I would say to Poland is join President Trump join Brazil join these other countries that are taking a hard look at leaving the UN Paris pact."