Poland Country Profile (World Bank)

Status under International Climate Change Law

  • UNFCCC: signature and ratification (28 Jul 1994)
  • KP: signature and ratification (13 Dec 2002)
    • Quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment: -6
  • Vienna Convention: accession (13 Jul 1990)
  • Montreal Protocol: accession (13 Jul 1990)
  • LRTAP: signature and ratification (19 Jul 1985) as well as signature and ratification of 1988 Protocol, accession to 1984 Protocol, and signatures of 1994, both 1998 and 1999 Protocols
  • Energy Charter: signature and ratification (24 Nov 2000)
  • Energy Efficiency Protocol: signature and ratification (24 Nov 2000)
  • Espoo Convention: signature and ratification (12 Jun 1997)
  • 2030 Commitment: 40% domestic reduction in emissions below 1990 levels by 2030, to be fulfilled jointly by European Union member states (14% increase in domestic emissions above 2005 levels by 2020, in accordance with Decision No. 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and Council)
    • INDC summary – includes LULUCF and gases covered (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 2015)
    • INDC summary – includes adaptation and conditions for implementation (Climate Policy Observer 2016)

Federal Laws on Climate Change


  • Regulation of the Council of Ministers on types of programmes and projects to be implemented under the National Green Investment Scheme (3 November 2009) to implement Article 22(3) of the Act on the system to manage the emissions of GHGs and other substances.
  • Act on the system to manage the emissions of GHGs and other substances (17 July 2009). [Polish]


National Plans, Programs and Initiatives

Local, State, and Regional Legislation and Initiatives

Government Documents

Additional Resources

Summaries of legislation compiled from Terry Townsend et al., The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study (3d ed. 2013).

Updated as of: May 8, 2016