The President of the ClientEarth Foundation, the dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Szczecin and the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities invite you to participate online in the conference titled „Towards the Polish Climate Protection Act”.
Recent months have brought significant changes to the climate protection law in the European Union. First of all, attention should be paid to Regulation (EU) 2021/1119 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 2021 establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulations (EC) No 401/2009 and (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law). It imposes many obligations on the Member States, but it does not address all the climate challenges.
One of the possible approaches to meeting the state’s obligations in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the introduction of the national climate law. Such laws have been introduced in many countries around the world, incl. Great Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Regulation of climate protection in a separate act helps defining a clear path for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in many sectors of the economy. Such a comprehensive act also guarantees the effectiveness and predictability of the state’s climate policy, as well as transparency of goals and measures.
ClientEarth is currently working on the assumptions and a draft climate protection law. With this in mind, in cooperation with the University of Szczecin and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, we are convening a one-day academic conference entitled: Towards the Polish Climate Protection Act. Please, see the agenda of the conference attached.
The aim of the conference is to discuss the assumptions and the legal approach to climate protection in Poland in the context of the EU law and experience of United Kingdom, Germany and United States of America, so that it is well-suited to social, economic and legal conditions in Poland.
During the seminar, we want to focus on the topics such as:
- Assumptions of the Polish „Climate Protection Act” draft,
- Climate laws adopted in selected countries of the world,
- Model global solutions ensuring the greatest effectiveness of the climate law,
- Climate protection in the context of public and private international law.
The conference will be held on September 7th, 2022 (9.00-17.00 CET) as join initiative of ClientEarth, the Faculty of Law and Administration of Szczecin University (Szczecin) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Social Sciene and Hunanities (Warszawa).
Please, register until September 7th here (LINK).
The conference will have hybrid form (in person participation and online). Participation is free of charge.