Poland’s endangered bison herds could be subject to a cull if environmental lawyers fail in their bid to overturn a decision by the country’s head of environmental protection.
Poland called on Wednesday (21 November) for more forests to be planted worldwide to capture carbon emissions and so curb global warming, speaking ahead of annual UN climate talks to be held in Warsaw next month.
European countries should not heavily rely on their forests to curb climate change. However, they should instead ensure that forests are protected from climate change, underlined a study published in Nature on Wednesday (10 October). EURACTIV France reports.
Poland's ruling party has a peculiar stance when it comes to nature conservation, a clear example of this is the felling of the Białowieża Forest. The recent killings of protected seals along the country's shore have been completely ignored by the party, which believes that ecology is a notion created by the left. EURACTIV's partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
European Court of Justice judges decided on Tuesday (17 April) that Poland’s logging activities in Białowieska Forest are against EU law. Heavy fines are due to follow if the government does not take action immediate action.
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that the logging of ancient woodland in Poland infringes EU law, paving the way for penalties against Warsaw and prolonging its spat with Brussels.
Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko announced at Sunday's (3 December) meeting in Białowieża that he would appear before the EU Court of Justice on the main trial over the Białowieża Forest. EURACTIV Poland reports.
In the face of efforts by member states to destroy protected habitats and ignore EU nature laws, the EU must stand up for the rule of law and say enough is enough, writes Ariel Brunner.
Illegal logging in an ancient Polish forest has been blown out of proportion by manipulated images and fake news, according to Poland’s environment minister, who insisted on yet another hearing as part of an ongoing legal case.
The EU will assess on Monday (25 September) if there is backing for unprecedented sanctions against Poland's rightwing government over fears its court reforms threaten the rule of law.