Confederation: The religion of climateism does not go hand in hand with the well-being of the Polish economy

There is no room in the economy for ideological considerations, which seem to have crept into the Ministry of Climate, say Confederation politicians.

A document appeared on social media showing that Climate Minister Paulina Hennig-Kloska had ordered the suspension or restriction of tree felling in some Polish forests for six months. These are 10 locations that have been classified as naturally valuable.

On Monday, Confederation politicians Witold Tumanowicz and Witold Stoch spoke about this subject at a press conference.

Tumanowicz: Ideology has crept into the Ministry of Climate

– Tusk’s pests attacked the Polish forests. It is clear that the Minister of Climate and Environment, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, does not know much about forestry. By banning per 100,000 hectares of tree felling, at the same time recommends that contracts be implemented, which in this regard will be very difficult to implement – said MP Tumanowicz.

– Let us remind you that the Polish furniture industry is the first in Europe and the second in the world when it comes to exports. In this respect, wood is a very valuable raw material for the Polish economy and there is no room for all kinds of ideological considerations that seem to have crept into the Ministry of Climate. This is a very dangerous situation, because the religion of climateism, as you can see, does not go hand in hand with the well-being of the Polish economy – the MP argued.

– This is a huge problem, also for logging companies that collaborate with national forests. This is also a problem for the carefully executed felling plan. We must ensure the well-being of old trees and at the same time simply treat forests in such a way that they become a source of obtaining a very valuable raw material, namely wood. And wood is especially valuable because China also wants to buy this raw material, so it is very important for the Polish economy – said Tumanowicz.

According to the politician from the Confederation and the National Movement, Minister Hennig-Kloski’s climate policy is “being conducted in a schizophrenic manner”. In this context, Tumanowicz recalled the bizarre statement by Deputy Climate Minister Urszula Zielińska (Greens) that the European Union should adopt “more ambitious” climate goals and commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 90%. until 2040. Hennig-Kloska later had to correct these words.

Stoch: Perhaps radical organizations have come to the fore

Witold Stoch said it had to be professional and law-abiding, but again we are dealing with something we can call ‘amateurism and breaking the law’.

– There are very serious doubts whether Minister Paulina Hennig-Kloska could have given instructions to foresters by letter, which, as reported by the media, were also contradictory, or whether no regulation should have been issued here. There is no document from Donald Tusk’s government that talks about forests, on the basis of which such direct orders could be issued. Therefore, there is doubt about whether an ordinance should be issued, Stoch noted.

– Perhaps the most radical organizations have simply come to the fore and want to protect trees and forests at any cost, against people’s interests, against the interests of Poles and citizens. It is not the Poles who are for the forests, but the forests are for the Poles. Sustainable development must be pursued here – said the representative of the Confederation.

Stoch said the group hopes that Minister Hennig-Kloska will not be the executor of organizations “that could be called pseudo-ecological.” However, there was no consultation between foresters and the furniture industry.

He emphasized that “the Confederation advocates leaving forest management to professionals, foresters and their employees, and not to political appointees or pseudo-ecologists.”

On January 8, 2024, Minister Hennig-Kloska issued a decision to suspend or limit forest clearing at 10 declared naturally valuable sites for six months. These are the areas that, according to the Ministry, have been declared as most valuable from a natural perspective in the following forests: Augustowska, Romnicka, Borecka, Świętokrzyska, Knyszyńska, the area around Iwonicz Zdrój, forests around Wrocław and the Tricity, the Bieszczady Mountains, and the relict Carpathian Forest. In total this amounts to approximately 1.5 percent. entire forest areas managed by the State Forests.

Source: Do Rzeczy