EU Emissions portal

MEPs were largely united behind the European Parliament’s position on the Industrial Emissions Portal Regulation in a vote in June 2023 (563 voting in favour, 51 against and 18 abstaining). The position would require the portal to include links to more information for each installation (or group of installations with the same operator at the same site). This would include summaries of its permit, environmental management system and IED green transformation plan. It would also require a list of non-compliant installations. The MEPs endorsed the Commission’s proposal to add new pollutants to the reporting requirements, in particular substances of emerging concern, such as micropollutants or microplastics, as well as the addition of “forever chemicals” – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – to the list.


In this issue

Editorial: EU climate target still not adapted to climate reality

On 8 September, the UN once again issued a report showing how governments are failing to take adequate action to implement the promises they made in the Paris Agreement. The so-called Synthesis Report on the Technical Dialogue from the First Global Stocktake showed how governments are good at making ambitious collective commitments but fail to take the right action at home to turn these collective pledges into a reality.

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The importance and role of forests in Poland

A varity of forest types in Poland play an important role in the country's ecosystem and cultural heritage.

Poland is home to a variety of forest types, which cover an area of nearly 9.3 million hectares and account for 29.6% of the country’s total land area. These forests play an important role in the country’s ecosystem, economy and cultural heritage. The forests are dominated by coniferous species, which together cover 76.6% of the area. These include pine, larch, spruce and fir. Deciduous species appear on 23.4% of the area.

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