Poland's former minister for the environment, Professor Jan Szyszko, died this morning at the age of 75, Polish President Andrzej Duda tweeted on Wednesday.
With the exception of the smallest produce bags, all plastic bags in Poland will carry a fee of PLN 0.25 (EUR 0.057) including VAT from September 1 this year, Environment Minister Henryk Kowalski announced on Wednesday.
Poland is ready for the COP24 climate conference, Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk said on Tuesday in Warsaw. Kowalczyk said preparations for the meeting, scheduled on December 2-14 in the southern-Polish city of Katowice, had been a major organisational challenge.
The Council of Presidents of the Conference of the Parties (COP) was inaugurated during a meeting of the French Constitutional Council, held on the initiative of Polish deputy Environment Minister and the future COP24 climate summit president Michał Kurtyka.