Monthly ArchivesSeptember 2016

Anti-Smog Resolution for Krakow defended in court standard

The Provincial Administrative Court in Krakow dismissed the filed complaints against the resolution of the Sejmik of the Malopolska Region of 15 January 2016 on the introduction of restrictions on the operation of fuel combustion installations in the municipality of Krakow. The Court in Cracow confirmed that the resolution was adopted lawfully while maintaining the required elements and procedure. Adoption by the Sejmik of the Malopolska Region of the anti-smog resolution for Krakow introducing the total ban on the use of solid fuels in boilers, stoves and fireplaces starting from 1 September 2019 is the answer to the demands of the Krakow residents for radical measures to improve air quality. The voices of the residents were backed up by the Mayor of the City ...

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Anti-smog Tent during the Malopolska Days of Health Prevention image

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Malopolska Days of Health Prevention started on the Main Market Square in Krakow. Participants of the event at the anti-smog stand of the Environment Department of the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region were able to take advantage of free spirometry (examining lung capacity) in at a specialist mobile point. During the event, a total of about 60 free examinations were performed. Participants of the meeting could also learn more about the impact of air quality on health, as well as information on the possibilities of financing the replacement of heating systems with the green. The youngest participants of the event took part in a competition on air quality and waste prevention in which the prize was an ...

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Presentations of the assumptions of the new Air Quality Plan in Krakow and Tarnow image

The first meeting presenting the assumptions of the update of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region took place in Krakow (14.09) for municipalities from the Krakow Metropolitan Area and in Tarnów (15.09) for the municipalities of the Subregion of Tarnów. Representatives of municipal authorities, organizations, enterprises and residents learned about the current air quality in the Malopolska Region, the planned major corrective actions and how they will be implemented. The main responsibilities concerning the implementation of the measures aimed at reducing air emissions rest with local authorities. During the discussion, the participants presented their suggestions and postulates on the implementation of the Program and stressed the importance of citizens’ awareness of the impact of air pollution on their ...

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Grants for clean air education activities image

The Krakow Smog Alert executes a call for educational projects in the field of the Air Quality Plan within the implementation of the LIFE project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region – Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere”. Non-governmental organizations or informal groups working in partnership with non-governmental organizations can receive a grant of PLN 3 000 to PLN 15 000 for activities aimed at raising the awareness of local communities in the field of clean air in the Malopolska or Silesian Regions. No own financial contribution is required. The deadline for submission of applications is 3 October 2016 at 15:00 pm. Applications must be completed on the forms available at The purpose of this program is: Raising the awareness among members ...

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Consultation meetings on the assumptions of the update of the Air Quality Plan standard

The Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region invites representatives of interested municipalities, residents and organizations to participate in consultations during which they will present the assumptions of the prepared update of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region. All of the interested parties are invited to participate actively in the development of the air quality improvement strategy in the Malopolska Region through participation in the meetings. Consultation meetings will be organized according to the following schedule: September 14 at 10:00 am Location: Krakow, 6 Św. Filipa, aula of the Railway Society of Culture, Meeting for the municipalities of the Krakow Metropolitan Area (the counties of Miechów, Proszowice, Bochnia, Myślenice, Wieliczka, Krakow – except for the Krakow Metropolis). September 15 at 10:00 am ...

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Support for the thermo-modernization of buildings under the JAWOR program image

The Voivodship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow announced the call for applications under the JAWOR Priority Program Improvement of energy efficiency – thermo-modernization of detached houses. The purpose of the Program is to reduce the demand for heat as a result of heating building partitions. The tasks covered are: insulation of exterior walls of buildings, roof insulation, insulation of ceilings over the last storey, insulation of basement ceilings, replacement of windows, exterior doors. It is required to reduce the demand for heat by at least 25%. The program is addressed to individuals. They can get a preferential loan of up to 90% of the building insulation cost, with an interest rate of 2% per annum and will being subject to a remission of up to 20%. ...

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Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere