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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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Transport

The following recommendations are part of the overall conclusions and recommendations of the environmental performance review of Poland: • fully implement exhaust emission control, automotive fuel quality control and in use-vehicle inspections to reduce road vehicle emissions; • fully integrate environmental considerations into Poland’s road transport infrastructure development (e.g. the Trans-European Network), using environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment; in particular, ensure consistency with the Habitats Directive and with the sustainable development scenario of Poland’s 2001 National Transport Plan; • establish priorities for scheduling and financing transport infrastructure investments; • implement demand management measures for both passenger and freight transport (e.g. park and ride, combined freight transport, tighter parking control in city centres); • facilitate sharing of cities’ experiences improving urban public transport, with appropriate national administrative support for local authorities; • review and revise transport taxes and charges, with a view to better internalising the environmental externalities of various transport modes....

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