ClientEarth has produced this report to review and analyse Poland's implementation of the most important directives making up climate protection law in the European Union. It mainly covers the directives of the climate and energy package and the associated functional directives on energy efficiency, industrial emissions, air quality, and the environmental impact assessment of projects.
The report takes into account the state of the implementation of the directives as of 14 September 2013. Of the 11 analysed, only one directive (Directive 2011/92/EU on the environmental impact assessment) was transposed into Polish law within the required deadline. The other directives analysed have all been transposed into Polish law with considerable delay and the transposition process has not been completed.
Two very important directives, from the point of view of climate protection, have not been transposed into Polish law, although the deadlines for transposition have passed: the second Directive on Emissions Trading (2009/29/EC) and the Directive on Industrial Emissions (2010/75/EU). Shortcomings in transposition or bad (incomplete) transposition have resulted in gaps in the practical implementation of eight directives.
With regard to the two directives, it cannot be said at all, that they have achieved their objectives, whereas the objectives of the next five directives are significantly compromised.
|Published||November 6, 2013|