MISSION: The Commission's goal is to integrate economic and social development with the needs of environmental protection (sustainable development). The Commission will foster discussions and catalyze actions in the government, initiate and participate in the preparation of environmental programmes for the protection of Poland's inhabitants, and coordinate such programmes. In particular, it will: 1) carry out periodic reviews of compliance with sustainable development requirements in the following areas: industry, energy, transport, agriculture, space, municipalities, privatisation, health and other policies, development programmes, economic restructuring, existing law and fulfillment of international obligations; 2) formulate opinions, recommendations, conclusions, and proposals for the Council of Ministers regarding sustainable development implementation; 3) cooperate in the preparation of reports on the implementation of the Global Action Programme (Agenda 21) as requested by the United Nations, and promote Polish achievements and needs in this respect; 4) prepare opinions on the actions undertaken within the international conventions ratified by Poland and other multilateral agreements in the field of environmental protection; and 5) coordinate the preparations for the 1997 National Report on the implementation of Agenda 21.
a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):
Ministries and governmental agencies: 27 Non-Governmental Organizations: 0 Academic/Research Institutions: 2 Business/Productive Sector: 0 Others: 0 TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 29b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:
CHAIR: Stanislaw Zelichowski, Minister of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry VICE-CHAIRS: Edward Nowak, Ministry of Industry and Trade Jósef Zegar, Central Office of Planning Andrzej Urban, Ministry of Spatial Economy and Housing MEMBERS: Kazimierz Chlopecki, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management Feliks Dela, State Fire Brigade Zofia Fischer-Malankowska, Polish Academy of Science Krystyna Grodzinska, Committee for Scientific Research Marian Grzesiak, Central Statistical Office Wieslaw Jaszczynski, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Leszek Juchniewicz, Ministry of Privatization Jerzy Kaminski, Ministry for Foreign Economic Cooperation Leszek Krzywosinski, Polish Normalization Committee Kazimierz Madej, Ministry of National Defense Bohdan Marciniak, The Office of the Council of Ministers Anna Michalik, Central Standards Office Iwona Mofiko, Central Customs Office Robert Mroziewicz, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marian Nasiadko, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Economy Maciej Nowicki, UN Committee for Sustainable Development Ryszard Pazura, Ministry of Finance Tadeusz Polak, Ministry of Culture and Art Wlodzimierz Ryms, Ministry of Justice Miroslaw Sawicki, Ministry of National Education Tadeusz Szozda, Ministry of Transport and Marine Economy Andrzej Walewski, State Inspectorate of Environmental Protection Czeslaw Wieckowski, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry Janusz Zaleski, The Office of the Council of Ministers SECRETARY: Marek Haliniak, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and ForestryADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Commission is divided into three working groups: Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development in the Economic Policy of Poland, and Economic and Consumption Aspects.