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dr Adrianna Ogonowska
Decarbonising maritime transport: Alternative fuels infrastructure at seaports
maritime law, environmental protection
According to a report published in 2021 by the European Environment Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency, 13.5% of total transport greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union originate from ships. Transforming maritime transport into a sustainable and environment-friendly sector requires actions on many levels. One of them is to enable ships moored in port to use shore-side electricity.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 28: Environmental requirements for offshore wind farms in Poland
News from Poland
The newest episode of
News from Poland—Business & Law
focuses on Poland’s energy transition and especially offshore wind farms. Adrianna Ogonowska, attorney-at-law, who specialises in environmental protection issues associated with biodiversity and protection of the marine environment, will tell us about the legal aspects of such projects.
(R)evolution in packaging
ESG & sustainability, environmental protection, project
An end to the mass discarding of packaging and waste. Instead, recycling, refillable packaging, a deposit on plastic bottles and limits on disposable bags. Such changes are proposed in a new draft regulation of the European Commission. The changes are to be implemented gradually.
New rules for waste management in ports
environmental protection, project, maritime law
A government bill on port reception facilities for waste from ships (print no. 2223) was released in May 2022. The bill would implement into Polish law Directive (EU) 2019/883 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, and is intended to adapt Polish ports to global and local market requirements.
Offshore wind energy and planned amendments to the Maritime Areas Act
energy, environmental protection, maritime law
Companies’ increased interest in offshore wind energy makes the legal regulations in this area a subject of interest for the parliament, which is trying to upgrade the regulations. The latest changes are intended to ensure safety during construction and operation of offshore wind farms.
Will the proposed changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act improve the real estate development process?
environmental protection, project
A proposal to amend the regulations on issuance of project permits was released on 18 May 2022. The proposal is expected to streamline development procedures, primarily for issuing decisions on environmental conditions.
The amended mechanism for extended producer responsibility—part I
environmental protection, project, ESG & sustainability
In August, the long-awaited bill to amend the Packaging and Packaging Waste Management Act was published on the website of the Government Legislation Centre. The aim of the regulation is to implement the new EU provisions on extended producer responsibility for packaging waste. Below, we present the most important features of the new system and attempt to evaluate them.
Stay of enforcement of environmental decisions—now what?
environmental protection, administration
We have reported here on the 30 March 2021 amendment to the law on environmental impact assessments from the perspective of investors and ecological organisations. In practical application, these provisions are generating more and more doubts.