Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of the Environment
Legal References:Act of 28 Aril 2011 on the System of Greenhouse Gases Emission Trading (OJ No 122, item 695)

The Act establishes the legal basis for the management of the national limit of greenhouse gas emissions and other substances. Moreover, the Act regulates the principle of disposal of national greenhouse gas emissions in a way that will ensure Poland to meet its community and international commitments and optimize cost reduction of pollutants released into the air.
The Act provides, inter alia creation of a national system to balance and manage emissions, within which will be collected, processed, projected, balanced and compiled information on emissions of greenhouse gases and other substances released into the air. In case of exceeding the national ceiling of emissions, the entities listed in the plans will be required to reduce emissions of harmful substances. The Act also defines the basic functioning of National Green Investment Scheme. The system will ensure the transfer of units between countries with specific reduction targets and strengthen environmental activities in the country.

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