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On 11 September 2017, a hearing before the Court of Justice of the European Union was held in case 6-441/17R – Białowieża Forest due to a complaint of the European Commission against the Republic of Poland. The European Commission submitted that Poland carried out for-profit logging operations on a Natura 2000 site PLC200004 Białowieża Forest, which posed a threat for the habitats and species of Community importance, specified under Natura 2000 in accordance with the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive. When presenting the grounds for its complaint, the Commission referred to the unique nature of the Białowieża Forest due to the natural character of its stand, suggesting that the trees had been allegedly unaffected by human activity to date.
Statement of the Ministry of Environment
Nations from the ECE region gathered in Warsaw to ensure that their forests are sustainably managed and used for the well-being of all. They agreed that sustainably managed forests and long lasting, sustainably sourced wood products are contributing to climate mitigation.
UN meeting adopts Warsaw Programme for forests in the ECE region
UN says that growing more forest and the use of long-lasting forest products are currently the most effective forms of carbon capture
Wood market on the "Las2017" conference
Professor Jan Szyszko, the Minister of the Environment, together with the Ministers of Environment and Forestry of the pan-European region and the heads of the National Forests Agencies, took part in the planting of trees event on the occasion of the ‘Las2017’ international conference held in Warsaw. The event took place in the Szczęśliwice Park.
Planting trees on the occasion of the "Las2017" conference
Deputy Minister, Andrzej Konieczny handed out the awards to the winners of the ‘Las2017’ photo contest. The event was organised on the occasion of the ‘Las2017’ international conference held in Poland.
The "Las2017" photography awards handed out
The meeting of Ministers responsible for the forests of the pan-European region (the so-called High Level Meeting) inaugurated a joint session of the UNECE Committee of Forests and Wood Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission ("Las2017" Conference). The event was opened by Professor Jan Szyszko, Minister of the Environment.
Professor Szyszko: Polish forests are an example of sustainable development
The thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification is held between 6 and 16 September in China. The session has been attended by Paweł Sałek, Vice-Minister of Environment and Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy.
Vice-minister Paweł Sałek joined the COP13 in China
28 April was the second day of the meeting of the United Nations Eastern Europe Group (EEG). The meeting was inaugurated by the lecture of Professor Jan Szyszko, Minister of Environment, who emphasized the involvement of the Group members in negotiating the most favourable provisions of the Paris Agreement.
About carbon dioxide sequestration by the forests in Piła and Tuczno
Print date: 21.10.2017