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About The General Directorate for Environmental Protection
The General Directorate for Environmental Protection is an institution responsible for implementation of environmental protection policy with regard to:
The institution also conduct the tasks related to prevention and remedying of environmental damage. It supervises environmental information management and registration of organisations in the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme EMAS as well as creation of European Network of Environmental Authorities (ENEA) which is responsible for the exchange of knowledge and experience between EU countries and institutions implementing EU funds.
The Directorate was established pursuant to Act of 3 October 2008 on sharing information about the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and environmental impact assessment.
The General Directorate for Environmental Protection is managed by the General Director for Environmental Protection. At present, the position of the General Director for Environmental Protection is held by Krzysztof Lissowski.
Core activities of the General Directorate for Environmental Protection include:
The General Director for Environmental Protection appoints and dismisses 16 regional directors for environmental protection who perform their duties in particular provinces. The General Directorate for Environmental Protection is a supervisory body of the regional environmental authorities.