Polish Smog Alert is a grassroots initiative of citizens worried about the poor quality of air in Poland. Established in January 2015, PSA now comprises around 40 local branches operating throughout Poland. These Local Smog Alerts cooperate with around 300 volunteers engaged in anti-smog actions. Smog Alert activists work together with local officials, doctors, the academic community and the church. We seek wide and inclusive dialogue aimed at solving the problem of poor air quality in Poland.
Our practical experience, thorough knowledge of legal and medical issues, as well as independent air quality measurements that we carry out have made us a partner in discussions on shaping the Polish anti-smog law both at local and national level. Efforts taken by PSA have led to the introduction of new and unprecedented regulations in Poland, such as anti-smog resolutions covering over half of the regions in the country or emission standards for solid fuel boilers and coal quality norms. Important financial instruments were established, including a 25-billion-EUR programme of subsidies and soft loans to support coal boiler replacement and thermal retrofits.
PSA activists, putting their time and energy to fighting the battle against smog, are our greatest asset.