"Debate Warms Up Over Formulas for 2015 Climate Pact"

"As Secretary of State John Kerry lauded Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski in Washington, D.C., yesterday for his country's hosting of this year's U.N. climate change summit, activists lambasted the Eastern European nation as a climate scoundrel."

"Speaking in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from nearly 200 countries gathered for the final round of midyear negotiations before meeting in Warsaw, Poland, in November for the 19th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 19), Jason Anderson of WWF called Poland the top obstacle to a European climate policy.

At the same time, he said, Poland is renewing its commitment to mining lignite -- one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet in terms of greenhouse gas emissions -- because the government fears the fossil fuel might run out by 2050."

Lisa Friedman reports for ClimateWire June 4, 2013.

Source: ClimateWire, 06/05/2013