The Council of Ministers recently adopted the conceptual framework for a bill amending the Law on Maintaining Cleanliness and Order in Municipalities and amending certain other laws. This allows the Ministry of Environment to make a fundamental amendment to the waste management system which, as a result, may significantly change plans for construction of waste-to-energy plants in Poland.
The Act amending the Act on Access to Information on the Environment and on Environmental Impact Assessments recently came into force. The amendment introduces several changes which are important for investors. In compliance with the act, before the implementation of planned investments that might have a significant impact on the environment, a decision on environmental conditions must be obtained.
Under the Green Investment System, states that exceed their climate commitments can sell their surplus assigned amount units to other states in order to use the funds derived from such sales to finance projects that limit greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, the Polish government took steps towards selling its surplus assigned amount units.