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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Poland 2003

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This review of Poland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data.

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Air Management

The following recommendations are part of the overall conclusions and recommendations of the environmental performance review of Poland: • finalise and implement the national air management strategy and related sectoral action plans, with appropriate review mechanisms; • continue efforts to reduce emissions of SOx, NOx, NMVOCs, particulates and toxic organic chemicals from both stationary and mobile sources, in order to meet national and international commitments and minimise local air pollution hotspots and chronic photochemical oxidant pollution; • further enhance the role of economic instruments (e.g. emission trading, extended use of excise duty on non-automotive fuels) in the policy mix to improve the costeffectiveness of environmental management; • further integrate environmental concerns into energy policies, including through promotion of energy efficiency, progressive removal of environmentally harmful subsidies, and strengthening of incentives for cleaner production; • accelerate the modernisation of air quality monitoring networks and streamline their administration...

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