Mechanisms of supporting environmental fees in Poland

realization time: 10.2021 – 01.2023

The aim of the project is to gain and organize all the knowledge about the mechanism of supporting environmental fees which is crucial in light of discussing various climate and energy policy options (carbon tax implementation, EU-ETS improvements) and ad hoc fiscal solutions due to the consequences of the pandemic crisis and Russian aggression on Ukraine.

In the project, we will:

  • organize the knowledge on economic and behavioural mechanisms of emission reduction
  • run a discrete choice experiment among a representative sample of the Polish society that will consist of randomized policy scenarios for an introduction of environmental fees
  • assess the willingness to accept environmental fees depending on age, income, energy and transport expenditures, location and political preferences
  • disentangle preferred redistribution schemes from carbon pricing in the society
  • analyse revenue recycling scenarios with particular attention to the less affluent people


The project is funded by a grant from the European Climate Foundation.

Panel on the Social Climate Fund at the European Housing Day featuring Jakub Sokołowski
IBS contribution to the European Housing Day organised by Habitat for Humanity in Brussels.
Jakub Sokołowski at the 40th Conference of the American and International Association for Energy Economics in Chicago
Jakub Sokołowski from the Institute for Structural Research chaired a session on decarbonisation .
New Year’s climate research and policy workshop, i.e. IBS on energy transformation
During the New Year's workshop, the researchers of IBS presented the latest research findings on energy transformation to chosen stakeholders responsible for fostering and conducting climate policy in Poland.
2023-04-27 How to Prevent Yellow Vests? Evaluating Preferences for a Carbon Tax with a Discrete Choice Experiment.
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An ambitious climate policy can trigger tensions in societies with low trust and deep social divisions. We examine public preferences for policies to achieve energy security and climate change mitigation goals in the context of the energy crisis caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We ...
2023-04-27 Is Poland on track to becoming another France? How to avoid social conflicts sparked by a country’s climate policy?
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Climate policy is crucial for preventing the devastating effects of natural disasters like droughts, floods, and heat waves. It also plays a vital role in reducing Poland's dependence on imported coal, gas, and oil, addressing energy security concerns in the wake of the crisis caused ...
2022-12-19 How to ensure a just approach to retrofitting social housing?
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Widespread modernisation of social housing is essential if the country is to avoid exacerbating energy poverty in its cities. In Poland, the inhabitants of social housing estates are people with low and insecure incomes; their homes are often in poor condition and are usually heated ...
2021-12-02 The anti-inflation shield or an energy voucher: how to compensate poor households for rising energy prices?
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The geopolitical situation and the EU's ambitious climate policy are increasing energy prices. And when these rise, they inflate the risk of poverty and inequality – especially among poorer households. The Anti-inflation Shield proposed by the Polish government in November 2021 is not a remedy ...
persons from IBS
Joanna Mazurkiewicz
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Jakub Sokołowski
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Piotr Lewandowski
president of the board
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