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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Małgorzata Golińska as the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment. The nomination was handed over by Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment.
Małgorzata Joanna Golińska appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Environment
Poland is consistently striving to improve air quality. However, due to many years of neglect in this area, these activities require time and cooperation at the level of government administration and local governments, as well as citizens' involvement.
Statement of the Ministry of Environment concerning the verdict of the CJEU regarding air quality
“Poland is a state governed by the rule of law, respecting the opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union”, said Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Environment, commenting today’s (20.02.2018) opinion of the Advocate General of the CJEU regarding the Białowieża Forest.
Ministry of Environment responds to the opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the Białowieża Forest
Changes in the Hunting Law were the subject of a consultation meeting held at the Ministry of Environment on the 19th of January 2018. The discussion was attended by the Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk, Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Rafał Romanowski, as well as representatives of ecological organisations, farmers, foresters and hunters.
Multilateral discussions on changes to the hunting law in the Ministry of Environment
On the 9th of January 2018, the President of the Republic of Poland appointed Henryk Kowalczyk to the position of the new Minister of Environment in the cabinet of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He replaced Professor Jan Szyszko in this post.
Henryk Kowalczyk appointed the new Minister of Environment
From 3-14 December 2018, Poland will host the most important UN Global Climate Policy Summit – the COP24 Conference. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Jan Szyszko, Minister of Environment, President of COP24.
Poland to host the UN COP24 Conference
“The issue of smog in Poland is mainly caused by low emissions – pollution from the communal and household sector (nearly 90% of the pollution), including waste incineration and poor quality of domestic fuels, often combined with outdated and obsolete furnaces. Transportation, particularly in large cities, also contributes to the deterioration of air quality. Our priority, therefore, is above all to act in these sectors,” stresses the Minister of Environment Professor Jan Szyszko.
Activities of the Ministry of Environment towards air quality improvement
Paweł Sałek, Vice-Minister of Environment and Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy attended the inaugural meeting in Paris regarding the preparation of a European low-carbon development strategy to year 2050.
On sustainable transition in Paris
Paweł Sałek, Vice-Minister of Environment and Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy, led the Polish government delegation during the “One Planet Summit”, a climate summit taking place on the 12th of December 2017 in Paris.
Vice-Minister Paweł Sałek at a climate summit in Paris
Print date: 22.06.2018