In Poland we focus on:
Promoting the low carbon economy. Coal still accounts for more than 80 percent of Poland’s primary energy supply and the economy remains among the least energy efficient in the EU. Promoting low carbon solutions, energy efficiency and reduction of green-house gas (GHG) emissions will therefore remain a key strategic priority for the Bank’s operations over the coming years. The Bank will continue to support diversification of energy and fuel supplies (especially in renewable energy) and improving energy efficiency (both on the demand and supply side), together leading toward a more sustainable energy market in the country.
As well as being a country where the EBRD works, Poland is also an EBRD donor with €5.5 million of contributions. Poland first became a donor to the EBRD in 2005, contributing to the European Western Balkans Joint Fund (EWBJF). It has also contributed to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) and the Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account. In 2019, Poland provided a contribution for technical assistance support to EBRD projects across various sectors in the country.
Poland's policy response to the coronavirus crisis
The EBRD is monitoring Poland's policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our biweekly publication identifies the major channels of disruption as well as selected impact and response indicators.
Current EBRD forecast for Poland’s Real GDP Growth in 2022: 4.0%
Current EBRD forecast for Poland’s Real GDP Growth in 2023: 3.5%
In 2022, rising commodity and energy prices and broken supply chains, amplified by elevated geopolitical uncertainty, will likely weigh on GDP performance. However, domestic demand will be supported by the more than two million refugees arriving from Ukraine. Structural challenges linked with the refugee inflow are substantial, with housing, health and education services under great pressure.