Assessment of Poland’s recovery and resilience plan
Briefing | 22 April 2021
This briefing provides an overview of Poland’s proposed measures (as of 21 April) for spending funds from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. A draft of the Polish recovery plan was published in late February, after non-governmental organisations requested that the consultation process be more open. Civil society was able to participate in the public hearings afterwards and will also be included in the monitoring committee to implement the plan. Despite a large share of the budget being set for energy efficiency, the plan lacks the necessary reform measures to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The plan allocates little funding towards renewables, includes worrying investments in energy generation from municipal waste and storage facilities for hydrogen and natural gas, and lacks any measures for biodiversity protection.