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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
Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, and Sławomir Mazurek, Vice-Minister of Environment, attended an informal meeting of the Council of the European Union for the Environment (ENVI Council). The meeting took place on the 10-11th of April 2018 in Sofia.
Informal ENVI Council meeting attended by Minister Kowalczyk
According to the Special Act adopted by the Polish Sejm, regarding special solutions related to the organisation of the session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Ministry of Environment is the entity responsible for the proper preparation of the UN climate summit, which will take place in Katowice in December this year.
Announcement of the Minister of Environment regarding the appointment of the Plenipotentiary for the Organisation of COP24
Minister Henryk Kowalczyk hosted Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The meeting concerned the preparations for the COP 24 Climate Summit.
UN delegates visit the Ministry of Environment
On the 28th of March 2018, Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk appointed Rafał Bochenek as the Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Organisation of COP24.
The appointment of Minister’s Plenipotentiary for the Organisation of COP24
The preparations for the COP24 Climate Summit were the main topic of the meetings between Sławomir Mazurek, Vice-Minister of Environment, and the Ambassadors of Singapore Loo Choon Yong and Brunei Datin Paduka Hajah Rakiah Haji Abdul Lamit. The meetings were held as part of Poland's preparations for this year's COP24 Summit in Katowice.
Meetings with ambassadors of Singapore and Brunei in preparation for COP24
On the 13th and 14th March of 2018, at the invitation of the Ministry of Environment, a Chinese delegation headed by Xie Zhenhua, China's Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, was hosted in Poland. This visit is connected with Poland's preparations for the COP24 summit, which will be held in Katowice in 2018, it is also another step towards continuation of good cooperation between the two countries.
Meeting with Chinese delegation as part of climate and forestry cooperation
Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, and Paweł Sałek, Vice-Minister of Environment, Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy, attended a meeting of the European Union Environment Council (ENVI). The meeting took place on the 5th of March 2018 in Brussels.
Minister Kowalczyk attends the EU Environment Council meeting
Print date: 19.04.2018