Katarzyna Nieszporek, PhD

Based on several years’ experience and cooperation with municipal governments, I got involved in research into environmental activities that build sustainable development at a local level, a new trend in research (PhD thesis - 2018). This is largely in response to important changes in environmental resource management systems that have occurred throughout the last few decades. My research interests concentrate on sustainable development issues, with a particular emphasis on public involvement in municipal waste management and the involvement of local authorities in activities aimed at improving the state of the natural environment. Moreover, I am interested in informal environmental education, and particularly environmental awareness of local communities, who can lead to improvements in the state of the natural environment.