INSPIRE Knowledge Base

General Directorate for Environmental Protection

LMO Description
General Directorate for Environmental Protection
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>General Directorate for Environmental Protection and 16 Regional Directorates for Environmental Protection were established by the act of 3 October 2008 on the Provision of Information on the Environment and its Protection, Public Participation in Environmental Protection and Environmental Impact Assessments (Official Journal of the Laws of 7 November 2008).<br /> The Act lays down:<br /> 1) the principles and procedures to be followed in the matters of:<br /> a) the provision of information on the environment and its protection,<br /> b) environmental impact assessments,<br /> c) a transboundary impact on the environment;<br /> 2) the principles of public participation in environmental protection;<br /> 3) the administration authorities competent in the matters referred to in point 1.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Main activities of General Directorate for Environmental Protection are managing the Nature Conservation Forms in Poland, Natura 2000 sites, Species Protection, Central Register of Nature Conservation Forms and Clearing- House Mechanism (CHM). Regional Directorates manage Nature Conservation Forms in Voivodships. General and Regional Directorates are providers of reference information about Nature Protection Areas in Poland.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Central and regional government
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Producer of protected sites data. General Directorate takes active role in testing INSPIRE Implementing Rules and it's experts are involved in implementation of INSPIRE in Poland.