Beyond “Coaland”: Poland hosts COP 19
Sierra Club Compass
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Health effects of the pollution from the coal-fired plants and environmental degradation from mining increase the projected costs greatly. A European Environmental Agency study recently found Poland's second city, Krakow, has the third worst air quality in Europe. During the proceedings of the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 19), Poland has earned the nickname “Coaland” from activists.