Polish NECP

The lack of a 2050 perspective for climate and energy remains a fundamental problem also for the development of the future NECP. Poland does not have a climate law, and has yet to adopt its national Long Term Strategy (nLTS). Although the government has taken some isolated actions – which are partially beneficial – they do not have a strategic point of reference. For a successful revision of its NECP, the nLTS should be prepared as quickly as possible.


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Poland – climate action progress in figures

Check Poland’s implementation of its National Energy and Climate Plan

Poland has not submitted a draft NECP update to the Commission. The national policy projections shown in NECP Tracker are based upon the version from 2019, which was very unambitious in comparison to scenarios proposed to fulfil the Paris Agreement obligations. Worryingly, after a few years of declining trends, emissions started rising again in 2021 – surpassing 2016 levels. This was due to higher final and primary energy consumption and not enough development of renewables, electromobility and other non-emission policy solutions.

This shows that Poland must dramatically accelerate climate action. The new Polish government is developing its energy and climate policies, which might result in a more ambitious NECP update (but still not aligned with the EU and Paris Agreement commitments). 

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Polish NECP Assessment

Polish NECP Assessment

Proper public consultations, in line with the requirements of the Governance Regulation, did not take place so far, and will only happen once the draft is finalised, thus not before Q4/2023. Pre-consultations have been carried out with relevant stakeholders, who were asked to fill in a form (with many questions, but too little space for answers). Further cooperation is expected within an ad hoc NECP working group recently set up, composed of the Ministry of Climate and Environment and civil society organisations...

Polish NECP

The polish government missed the chance to submit its draft National Climate and Energy Plan on time, however it has the chance to set things right. The updated plan needs to boost the renewables uptake, incorporate the civil society contribution and provide a plan to end the fossil fuel era.