This study on Poland is part of the World Bank’s series of low-carbon growth studies. It poses the question of how Poland can transition to a low-emissions economy as successfully as it underwent transition to a market economy in the early 1990s. With a broad consensus that global coordinated action is needed to prevent dangerous climate change and with European Union (EU) policies on climate change already in place, Poland faces immediate policy challenges. One of the findings of the report finds that Poland can cut its greenhouse gas emissions by almost one-third by 2030 by applying existing technologies, at an average cost of €10 to €15 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent abated.
The World Bank
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
1 February 2011