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During the meeting of the Committee for the European Union, Minister of Environment, Professor Jan Szyszko, summarized the arrangements of the 21. Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Minister emphasized also that: ‘Poland will pursue towards the inclusion of the COP21 arrangements concerning consideration of CO2 absorption by forests and soil within the emission reduction process in the European legislation’.
Role of the forests in CO2 absorption
On 8 December 2015 a conference entitled “Concluding Stage I of the “Żuławy Programme – 2030” was held. It is the implementation of the “Comprehensive Flood Protection of Żuławy” programme that was initiated in 2006 by Mariusz Gajda, the president of the National Water Management Authority at the time, with the acceptance of professor Jan Szyszko, the Minister of Environment at the time, and with the approval of the late Grażyna Gęsicka, who was the Minister of Regional Development at the time.
Comprehensive flood protection of Żuławy
On 19th November the Prime Minister Ms Beata Szydło appointed six new vice-ministers of the environment.
New management at the Ministry of the Environment
By the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, Professor Jan Szyszko was appointed at the position of the Minister of the Environment. He replaced Maciej Grabowski leading the Ministry since November 2013.
Professor Jan Szyszko appointed the Minister of the Environment
Print date: 23.06.2018