First published in 1999 , the book is based on papers given at the final workshop of a research project into the evolution of environmental regulation in Poland undertaken as part of the UKs ERSC Global Environmental Change Programme. Other invited papers focused on the development of regulatory policy in transforming economies and in the UK. Furthermore the book highlights the weakness of internal political processes in Poland and the important role played by foreign sponsored pressures whilst exsamaning the divergence between the way environmental charges are supposed to operate and the ways in which they are implemented and enforced. Topics covered include the links between privatisation and the environment, the saline water problem in Upper Silesia, enforcement of and compliance with environmental charges, air pollution in Krakow and the structure of the Polish environmental administration system.
1. The Organizational Structure of Environmental Protection in Poland, Miroslaw Sobolewski and Ewa Taylor. 2. International Obligations in Environmental Law and Practice in Poland: Factors Influencing Implementation, Jerzy Jendroska and Jan Jerzmanski. 3. Industrial Enterprises and Implementation of Polish Air Pollution Policy, Brian Slock. 4. Input Oriented Environmental Policy as an Alternative to End-of-Pipe Policy: A Future Agenda for Poland, Maria J. Welfens. 5. Environmental Liabilities in the Polish Privatization Process, Piotr Jasinski. 6. Diffusion of Cleaner Technologies in the Polish Power Sector, Elisabeth Favrat. 7. Greenpeace’s Toxic Trade Campaign in Poland and its Impact on Polish Regulation, Iza Kruszewska. 8. Energy Use, Air Pollution, and Environmental Policy in Krakow, Seabron Adamson, Robin Bates, Robert Laslett, Alberto Pototschnig. 9. Systematic Transformation and Environmental Regulation in Poland: The Case if the Opole Power Station, Leslae Adamczyk , Tim Keyworth. 10. The Saline Water Problem in Upper Silesia, Helen Lawton Smith and Miroslaw Sobolewski. 11. Regional Independence of Centralization? Problems of Transformation in the Electricity Supply Industry in Russia, Petra Opitz, Wolfgang Pfaffenberger. 12. Lessons for the UK for Environment Regulation and Policy: The Case of Air Quality Management, J.W.S Longhurst, D.C. Gibbs and D.M. Elsom.
’...a successful and useful venture which fills an apparent gap in Polish legal and economic environmental literature...provides a comprehensive summary of the type of knowledge which is today required and greatly appreciated by academics, practicing lawyers, economists and ecologists.’ Environmental Law Review