Implementation of European Landscape Convention in Poland
Signature 2000, ratification 2004
More than a decade has passed since the signature of ELC by Poland but the implementation of landscape protection measures into the Polish legal systems has taken place only very slowly.
The year 2010 can be regarded as a breakthrough: the administrative responsibility was appointed to the General Directorate for Environment Protection (GDOŚ). Although it is equipped with very slim capacities, the GDOŚ has initiated a series of measures to start a public debate on landscape issues.
On September 20, 2012, a conference was held in Warsaw entitled "Implementation of the European Landscape Convention in Poland". It took up questions concerning the direction of legal changes, education and stakeholder participation in the protection of natural and cultural landscape resources. The conference was also an opportunity to introduce the LIFEscape project. Conclusions from this very productive workshop were:
Generalna Dyrekcja Ochrony Środowiska (GDOŚ)
ul. Wawelska 52/54
00-922 Warszawa, Poland
Mrs. Małgorzata Opęchowska
Tel +48 22 57 92 153
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