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BRIEF December 9, 2020

Consultations for the Environmental and Social Systems Assessment for the proposed Energy Efficiency in Single Family Buildings Program-for-Results Loan in Poland


Available also in Polish

Consultations now open!

Share Your Views on the World Bank Group Support to Poland. Please send your comments, questions, suggestions by email to Filip Kochan -


Draft Environmental and Social Systems Assessment (ESSA) - Poland Energy Efficiency in Single Family Buildings Program | download PDF

Despite considerable strides in decarbonizing its energy sector, Poland has poor ambient air quality that negatively impacts health and well-being of the society as well as leads to significant economic losses.

The government of Poland made the fight against air pollution a top priority. In June 2018, the Clean Air Priority Program (CAPP) was launched, a 10-year initiative aimed at reducing low stack emissions. The CAPP is implemented by the National Fund for Environment Protection and Water Management. It has the specific objective to improve the energy efficiency of existing single-family buildings and upgrading of heating furnaces. The program deploys a system of subsidies, tax incentives, and targeted loans to help three million households to replace their solid fuel boilers and conduct thermal retrofits.

The World Bank is now advancing the preparation of the Program-for-Results (PforR) loan for the Energy Efficiency in Single Family Buildings Program that is to strengthen the policy and regulatory environment, institutional capacity and implementation of the CAPP.

From now through December 17, 2020, we are widening our reach and inviting stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft Environmental and Social System Assessment of the planned PforR.

In addition to this, on December 17th, the World Bank will organize a virtual meeting that will be open to all stakeholders.

For additional information about the exact time of the meeting and connections details, please contact Filip Kochan, External Relations Officer, World Bank Poland:

Guiding questions:

  • What would be the environmental and social impacts of the proposed Program-for-Results?
  • What are the social risks related to a change in household expenditure as a result of fuel source changes?
  • What actions need to be taken to make sure that the Program-for-Results achieves the best environmental outcomes?
  • Are the specific recommendations on how to mitigate key environmental and social risks measures appropriate?
  • Are there any gaps related to institutional and regulatory framework or organizational capacity?

Please send your comments, questions, suggestions by email to Filip Kochan,