In Poznan, Poland to participate in a two-week climate summit attended by more than 11,000 delegates from 186 countries, including representatives from governments, business and environmental organizations. Among the main tasks Conference participants – summarizing the activities of the international community on climate protection and development of environmental action programs in 2009. Delegates also discussed the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and developing preliminary version of a new international agreement on climate protection, which will operate after 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol expires. During the talks, the scientists drew public attention, that raising the temperature of the environment in the coming decades by two degrees Celsius could lead to an increase in droughts and floods, resulting in millions of people face starvation. This, in turn, may lead to the outbreak of armed conflict and millions of refugees.
By the end of last week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that participants in the climate of the eu summit in Poland has not yet been able to agree on measures to the fight against global warming. Under the eu plan, by 2020, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 20% compared with 1990 levels. In addition, the proposed increase use of alternative and renewable energy sources. However, some countries in Eastern Europe, including Poland and the Czech Republic do not agree with the need to sharply reduce harmful emissions, pointing out that such measures do not account for the low income level of their citizens and dependence of their economies on coal.