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Carbon World News: India and Poland

According to two officials who have seen the latest assessment made for submission to the United Nations, this drop in India is faster than expected and due to a rise in renewable energy and forest cover.

Like India, many countries are preparing their Third National Communication reports to update the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on their efforts to mitigate emissions.

Although the report is yet to be ratified by the Indian federal cabinet, this progress should help India avert pressure by developed nations to stop using coal. Thermal power stations still provide 73 per cent of the electricity consumed, down from about 75 per cent in 2019.

Also important to mention that India established the National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU) at Indian Institute of Technology and the National Centre in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCCCU) at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. Last Wednesday, CCS India was presented by Vikram Vishal and Errol Pinto in an event organized by the Global CCS Institute. Click here for one great reference.

Poland has initiated legal challenges against one of the European Union’s key climate policies at the Court of Justice, targeting the CBAM and the revised EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

This was informed by the Polish TVN24.

The Polish government asserts that the CBAM, designed to tax carbon-intensive imports, should have undergone unanimous voting instead of qualified majority voting. A second challenge addresses the changes to the ETS, claiming that it violates energy solidarity principles by reducing greenhouse gas emission allowances.

Poland’s opposition stems from its heavy reliance on coal for electricity production and concerns about the impact of these policies on its economy and energy security: the country imports cement, fertilisers, steel and aluminum, as well as electricity - goods covered by CBAM - from outside the European Union.


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