If the world does not act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the average temperature will have risen by 5 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era by the end of the century. Should it indeed be the case, the consequences will be catastrophic. In Paris, nearly 150 heads of state discuss solutions that would prevent a global environmental crisis. The EU suggests at least a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emission by 2030.
The EU position was de facto agreed upon in October 2014. The European Council adopted binding obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emission by at least 40 percent compared to the levels form 1990 by 2030. It also passed to significant climate policy targets for 2030: at least 27 percent of energy produced in the EU will come from renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will be further improved by 27 percent. During the negotiations, Poland achieved a wider pool of emission permits, including the modernization reserve and the assignment of free of charge emission reduction permits for the energy sector. Therefore, Poland fulfilled its main postulates for the European Council meeting.