|GP: Biofuel for local railway transportation - Poland|
Biofuel for local railway transportation
Project Details & Results
Monopolistic state railway company PKP is reducing gradually many local and regional train connections, situation of a local narrow-gauge railways operating previously as cargo and passenger carrier is under threat. Local NGO is extending their operations (now 5 tracks in Poland) by bringing back (being owner) public transportation services.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Local farmers will have secure market for their product (rape seed).
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Planned seminar/workshop bringing OP11 problems solved in this particular case
Participation in nation-wide discussion about public transportation exposed to monopolistic position of PKP (state railways); an attempt in policy changes concerning transfer of duties/services of monopolistic owner to local governments, NGOs (our example); participation in national-wide dispute, an offer of constructive/ real solution based on innovative (rape-seed fuel) ecological solution. Planned final seminar (demonstration of effects, evaluation of project, invited representatives of government on all levels) prepared together with Zielone Mazowsze from Warsaw; this NGO prepared mini -grant, completed feasibility study.
This project is part of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented in collaboration with UNDP.