Summary of LIFE Malopolska – May 2021

Main events

  • The Supreme Administrative Court rejected a cassation complaint filed by coal sellers regarding the anti-smog resolution for Małopolska. The ruling of the highest instance means that the anti-smog regulations for Małopolska can no longer be annulled.
  • From May 3 to June 6 this year. the celebration of the European Green Week takes place. This year’s edition is held under the slogan “Zero pollution means healthier people and a healthier planet”.
  • In May, there were consultancy and management visits to 16 municipalities participating in the LIFE project, i.e. Skawina, Poronin, Słomniki, Chełmiec, Ryglice, Pałecznica, Sułkowice, Liszki, Bukowina Tatrzańska, Stary Sącz, Wierzchosławice, Czernichów, Bystra Sidzina, Wieliczka , Wieprz and Raciechowice.
  • Due to the hacking attack on the UMWM IT systems and the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the Competence Center and eco-managers activities under the LIFE project was limited. Performing full-time tasks was difficult due to remote work and limitations in accepting clients and organizing events.
  • Eco-managers distributed in total almost 80 thousand information and educational materials and gave over 9 thousand pieces of advice to Małopolska residents.

C.1. Eco-managers

Advice and help for residents

In May, Eco-managers employed under the LIFE Program provided advisory assistance to the inhabitants of Małopolska in the amount of:

  • 3 737 persons admitted in the office
  • 5 153 by telephone
  • 508 in writing or by e-mail
  • 746 during visits

201 inspections were carried out at residents regarding waste incineration. In 11 cases, violations were found.

Questionnaires from residents and applications for funding

Eco-managers were involved in collecting surveys from residents and processing applications for funding.

In May 2021:

  • 661 questionnaires were collected from residents interested in benefiting from the funding,
  • 738 applications of residents or entities for co-financing were examined,
  • 542 agreements with residents or entities for co-financing were signed and 63 such agreements were settled.

The eco-managers entered or updated data on 2 263 buildings in the heating database.

C.2. Competence Centre

List of low-emission heating appliances

The list of low-emission solid fuel heating appliances that meet ecodesign requirements, available at www.powietrze.malopolska.pl, includes a total of 358 boilers and space heaters.

Eco-intervention” application

518 applications were received in February. The application is available at https://ekomalopolska.pl/app/ekointerwencja/index.html.

It can be specified:

  • 285 reports on air pollution,
  • 176 illegal waste disposal,
  • 57 other reports.

The hotline operated by the Competence Centre of UMWM responded to over 200 phone calls.

Online training – Meeting the expert

The National Energy Conservation Agency, within the framework of the online training entitled “Meeting with an expert”, organised in February four events with the participation of eco-managers:

  • 03.02. – Meeting with KAPE expert – A world at a crossroads – climate challenges of the modern economy,
  • 10.02. – Meeting with KAPE expert – energy saving requirements and thermal insulation of buildings after 31 December 2020,
  • 17.02. – Meeting with KAPE expert – A tool for climate and energy management – benefits for the commune and the environment,
  • 24.02. – Meeting with KAPE expert – obligatory audits for entrepreneurs.

D1. Monitoring of effects of implementation of Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region (MPOP)

The Supreme Administrative Court rejected a cassation complaint filed by coal sellers regarding the anti-smog resolution for Małopolska. The ruling of the highest instance means that the anti-smog regulations for Małopolska can no longer be annulled.

E.2. Local information and education activities on air protection

Educational materials on air protection

Eco-managers in communes:

  • prepared 7 901 leaflets and brochures and 331 posters,
  • distributed 6 759 leaflets and brochures as well as 610 posters,
  • prepared 1 074 and distributed 1 611 other educational and promotional materials (promotional materials, leaflets related to the Clean Air Program).

Meetings and events

Eco-managers organised meetings and events:

  • 8 competitions for children/young people, in which 275 people participated,
  • 13 meetings in school, attended by 295 people,
  • 5 meetings with citizens, attended by 158 people,
  • 38 meetings with local leaders, with a total of 93 people.
  • 8 other air protection events attended by 176 people.

Eco-managers in communes prepared:

  • 16 press articles,
  • 172 articles and posts on the Internet and social media,
  • Other media were used 15 times

and took part in media information related to the project:

  • 10 radio or TV broadcasts.

E. 3. creating networks for exchanging experience with other projects.

From May 3 to June 6 this year. the celebration of the European Green Week takes place. This year’s edition is held under the slogan “Zero pollution means healthier people and a healthier planet”.

F1. Project management

In May, there were consultancy and management visits to 16 municipalities participating in the LIFE project, i.e. Skawina, Poronin, Słomniki, Chełmiec, Ryglice, Pałecznica, Sułkowice, Liszki, Bukowina Tatrzańska, Stary Sącz, Wierzchosławice, Czernichów, Bystra Sidzina, Wieliczka , Wieprz and Raciechowice.

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