Yearly Archives2017

Invitation for Global Clean Air Summit conference image

Małopolska Region in cooperation with two leading Polish antismog organizations: Smogathon and the Polish Smog Alert co-organizes the Global Clean Air Summit conference.The aim of the conference is an international cooperation with regions or states which  are struggling with similar air pollution problems, as well as the exchange of experience with countries which on the base of their own achievements could help others to work out an effective strategy against these threats. The conference will be held in four parallel thematic blocks: policy, health, business and technology in the presence of experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and government representatives at national, regional and local levels. You are cordially invited to participate in the Global Clean Air Summit conference, which will take place on November 27, 2017 in ...

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European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region gallery

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

  • European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

    European Court of Auditors control in Małopolska Region

On Monday (2 October 2017), the air quality control was started to be carried out by the European Court of Auditors began in Poland. The audit is aimed at reviewing the projects implemented for the air quality improvement and financed by the European Commission. From 3 to 6 October. The audit is being conducted in the Malopolska Region. The following projects are subject to review: “Implementation of Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region – Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere” integrated project Low emission program for the city of Krakow Thermomodernization of educational buildings in the Municipality of Krakow Integrated public transport in the Krakow agglomeration – 2nd stage Construction of flue gas NOx system for boilers no. 3 and 4 in EDF Polska SA Branch No. ...

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The Regional Administrative Court has confirmed the legality of the anti-smog resolution for Małopolska Region image

On 3 October 2017, the Regional Administrative Court issued a ruling on four complaints submitted for the resolution of the Malopolska Region Parliament regarding the introduction of restrictions and prohibitions in the area of the Malopolska Region regarding the operation of fuel combustion installations. The complaints of two companies operating in the field of coal distribution were rejected due to the lack of the proof of the violation of their legal interest. The provisions of the resolution do not limit their economic freedom and do not prohibit the sale of heating appliances or solid fuels. In the case of the complaints from two natural persons who use non-class solid fuel boilers for heating, the complaints have been considered and dismissed. The ruling confirmed that ...

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Online lesson about smog for high schools image

On June 12th 2017, as a part of the LIFE IP “Implementation of Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region – Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere” there was organized an online lesson for high schools about the air pollution. The lesson was held online using the “Małopolska Educational Cloud”, which is an innovative information and communication platform, allowing to conduct interactive classes by universities and secondary schools of Małopolska. The lesson was focused on the basic information about the air pollution and smog. The main theme blocks of the lesson were: What is the smog and how is it formed? What are the effects of exposure to the smog? How to fight against the air pollution? The lecture, taught by Professor Piotr Kleczkowski from the University of Science ...

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Results of the first half of the air quality measurements in Wadowice image

At the end of January, a particulate matter measuring device was installed on the Wadowice market, in line with the Integrated Project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region – Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere”. The results of the measurements show that the air in the city during the heating season is of very bad quality. In the last week of January, the average PM10 concentration in Wadowice was 289 ug / m3. In the same period, in Krakow, fighting against massive smog, the average was lower by almost 100 ug / m3 and was 198 ug / m3. The results recorded in both cities significantly exceeded the standards and reached a level that is dangerous to human health. The air was also of poor quality ...

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World Bank and the Malopolska Region jointly work against smog image

The Malopolska Region is not alone in the fight for clean air in the region. Once again, the efforts of our region have been recognized internationally. Following the LIFE project, the Malopolska Region has now become a partner of the World Bank and the European Commission in the implementation of the “Catching-up Regions” project which aims at helping to eliminate smog. Within the project, the Malopolska Region has been already visited by the World Bank experts: Ashok Sarkar and Anand Subbiah. In order to better understand the problem of smog, they visited several municipalities in the region: Wadowice, Jordanów and Maków Podhalański. They also talked with the representatives of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow. This week, experts will ...

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Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere