environmental protection

New authority for environmental inspectors to issue fines

The list of offences for which inspectors may impose fines by issuing a notice of penalty to violators has been expanded.

Almost PLN 300 million for pro-climate investments

Poland’s National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management has announced the first four competitions for financing of green investment projects, in a total amount of nearly PLN 300 million.

Court rules on stay of enforcement of environmental decision

An environmental decision is not a basis for commencing implementation of a development project, and thus it does not entail a threat of significant harm or irreversible effects that would justify a stay of enforcement.

Environmental decisions assignable from 20 July 2010

Transferability of environmental decisions, which was possible under Polish law prior to November 2008, has now been restored. The gap caused major difficulties for investors carrying out projects that could have a significant environmental impact.

Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek: Prison for pollution

An interview with Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, a partner at Wardyński & Partners who directs the Environmental Law practice group