Polish PM on US visit
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło starts a visit to the US on Thursday.
While in the country, she is expected to sign a climate agreement at the UN headquarters in New York City.
Friday, 22 April, marks Earth Day and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has invited 150 world leaders to sign the historic Paris climate agreement.
There will also be other items on the Polish prime minister’s agenda.
“The prime minister's visit is primarily a business trip. Over the next few days, until Saturday, the prime minister will meet the Polish diaspora in America, and hold a meeting with US investors. There she will also sign the Paris agreement,” government spokesman Rafał Bochenek told the PAP news agency.
At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.
The agreement is due to enter into force in 2020.
Szydło will be accompanied by Environment Minister Jan Szyszko.