On 17 July, the Ministry of the Environment held the first meeting of the Working Group on the New Financial Perspective 2021-2027 (NFP), which was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, marshal’s offices, the General and regional directorates for environmental protection, as well as the representatives of the Polish Green Network.
The meeting was aimed at reactivating the WG on NFP, which was acting actively during programming of the 2014-2020 financial perspective. The work in the working group provided an opportunity to cooperate and analyse all Commission strategy papers, which resulted in creating a forum for exchanging knowledge and information among the institutions carrying out and preparing for the implementation of the future system to finance the environmental protection in Poland.
Poland is currently on the threshold of planning and programming the new financial perspective 2021 -2027, and the “Partnership: Environment for Development” Network is particularly predisposed to have its say so that its experience could be used and taken into account as part of programming the new perspective. The exchange of knowledge among the individual regions will allow to better coordinate the direction of work on new operational programmes. This will also contribute to using experience and sharing knowledge of people who were directly involved in implementing the 2014-2020 perspective, and the solutions developed will be used in other voivodeships.
The Working Group on NFP 2021-2027 will focus mainly on analysing the EU regulations and strategy papers, exchanging experiences resulting from the implementation of previous operational programmes, as well as on discussing in detail the issues on identified areas of support for the environment and climate under the future Cohesion Policy, taking into account, in particular, the issues of: flood, counteracting risks, adaptation to climate change, waste management, other aspects of water and sewage management, biodiversity, low-carbon economy (RES, thermal efficiency improvement, replacement of heat sources) and low-carbon transport.
In addition, the Working Group on NFP 2020-2027 is to support the operation of the CP2 Group coordinated by the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, as a forum for deepening discussions on the issues that appeared within this group.