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"In response to emerging aberrations in waste management and the scale of the issue, as evidenced by the increase in statistics on landfill fires, we have prepared proposals for legislative changes to counteract such situations in the future. They were included in the draft laws on waste management and the Environmental Protection Inspectorate," said Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment.
The fight against aberrations in waste management
“As far as improving air quality is concerned, we are acting in a comprehensive manner, which is why the Clean Air programme assumes financing both thermal modernisation and heat sources. We will allocate PLN 103 billion for such activities by 2029,” said Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, during the ceremony of signing an agreement on the implementation of the Clean Air priority programme.
PLN 103 billion for the improvement of air quality in Poland
Recently, the number of waste fires has increased. The Ministry of Environment recognises the importance of the problem and has prepared proposals for solutions to prevent such situations from happening in the future. These concern, among others, strengthening the landfill control mechanisms.
Landfill fires – stop pathologies in waste management
Today, Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk appointed an expert team for the Białowieża Forest. The team will prepare a long-term plan for the Forest.
Appointment of the Expert Team for the Białowieża Forest
Cooperation in the field of forestry and the implementation of priorities during climate negotiations were the main topics of a meeting between Vice-Minister of Environment Małgorzata Golińska and Liu Dongsheng, Vice President of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of the Republic of China.
Polish-Chinese talks on the role of forestry in climate
Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, and Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice, signed an agreement on the 15th of May 2018 regarding the organisation of the COP24 climate summit in Katowice.
Agreement with the City of Katowice on COP24 signed
Today, Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of the Environment hosted Svenja Schulze, German Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, at the Ministry of the Environment. The main topic of the bilateral meeting was the COP24 climate summit and climate protection.
Polish-German talks about COP24 and climate protection
Following today's judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of the Białowieża Forest, the Ministry of Environment informs that the document will be analysed in detail. However, in line with earlier announcements, Poland will comply with the judgement of the CJEU.
Statement of the Ministry of Environment concerning the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the Białowieża Forest
Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, attended a meeting with Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources. The meeting of the two ministers concerned the preparations for the UN COP24 Climate Summit.
On the COP24 Summit with Singaporean Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
Print date: 20.06.2018