Poland on board with EU for Paris climate deal
"We will be able to negotiate in Paris. Poland will be on board," said Canete. He was speaking ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference of the parties in Paris from 30 November-11 December.
The new right-of-centre government's environment minister, Jan Szyszko, has called for a fair and global climate agreement from Paris negotiations, which Canete used as evidence of Polish support.
Poland's government at the time supported the EU's intended nationally determined contribution to the December climate deal, the commission's mandate for negotiations and the joint decision of heads of state on the EU's 2030 climate and energy goals.
The EU wants efforts to reduce maritime and airline emissions to have "some place" in the Paris agreement, Canete said. And any positive mention of carbon markets and their role in decarbonisation would be welcome, he said.
Canete called for a new, more transparent design for the UN carbon offset tool, the clean development mechanism (CDM). The EU would not oppose developing countries using the CDM or similar instruments provided they have a material impact on climate change, he said. "They have to work better than in the past," he said.