Country profile

Poland

Poland

General Statistics:

  • Population: 38.1 million (Territorial Profile in 2016)
  • GDP: US$477.1 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 399.3 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (367.4 million metric tons net, accounting for LUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis. Poland’s 2016 National Inventory Report estimated 2014 emissions to be 380 million metric tons gross emissions (347.5 net, accounting for carbon sinks).
  • Energy use per capita: 2,496 kg of oil equivalent, 2013

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: As an EU member nation, Poland’s commitment is contained within the larger European Union INDC, which commits its 28 members to a combined reduction of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The text of the European Union INDC can be viewed here.

NEEAP: Poland has produced a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in 2014. The Action Plan may be found here.

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Knowledge exchange

UNEP Experts Roster

November 20, 2016

This website makes available relevant UNEP experts.

Tools

LEDS GP Low Emission Transport Toolkit

May 24, 2017

This toolkit helps users navigate a variety of resources to identify the most effective tools to build and implement low emission development strategies (LEDS) for the transport sector.

Tools

LEDS GP Development Impact Assessment Toolkit

November 20, 2016

This tool has been designed to help identify other tools that best serve the needs of the analysis at hand.

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