"Lgbt are allowed into these areas, but these declarations are setting the mood" says Sławomir Kokol, an Lgbt activist living in Poland’s Bielsko-Biała, a small southern town. He refers to the so-called Lgbt-free zones, spread over one third of Poland. “You can feel you are not welcome” continues Aleksandra Głowacka, another activist working with him. Since April 2019, more than 100 communities voted to introduce a “charter for the rights of the family”, allegedly protecting traditional family model and marriage but slyly discriminating against Lgbts. After an ultra-conservative magazine, Gazeta Polska, distributed some stickers, showing a cross over a rainbow flag and the sentence “Lgbt free zone” in Polish, all the communities approving the family charter has been called like that.
In Poland’s coal capital, Katowice, experts, environmentalists, scientists, politicians, journalists and leaders from all around the world converge together for the biggest climate change event of the year - COP 24 Katowice, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Poland 2018. Climate change is inevitable and we can see it happening around us. The world is getting hotter, glaciers are melting and a recent study, as mentioned in the BBC report, suggests that CO2 emissions are on the rise owing to economic growth. Representatives from around 200 countries have gathered for this two-week conference to discuss the rules and finalize guidelines that will help countries implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris climate agreement, which was adopted at the Conference of Parties (COP) in