Poland's Two-Faced Climate Policy
Fool me once; fool me twice. But what about the third time? Poland is hosting the UN’s annual climate summit for the third time in 11 years. Each time it hosts the summit, Polish government officials, regardless of party, wear two faces. While telling the global community that it supports policies to mitigate climate change, Poland reassures its coal mining industry that it has no intention of shuttering the mines. Is Poland a climate policy obstructionist pretending to be a climate cooperator, or a climate cooperator slowly preparing its coal-mining industry for big, politically-contentious changes?