OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Czech Republic 2005

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This book presents the results of a peer review of the Czech Republic's environmental policies and programmes. It systematically covers air, water, and waste management; nature and biodiversity management; the environmental/economic interface; the enviornmental/social interface; and international co-operation. It includes extensive statistical information as well as specific recommendations in each of the topics covered.

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International Co-Operation

The Czech Republic has managed its international and European action concerning the environment both rigorously and efficiently. It has been timely in preparing and adopting documents with precise objectives and deadlines for ratifying and implementing multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and in preparing for accession to the European Union. It has also satisfactorily negotiated the environmental acquis, transposing numerous EU Directives into national law and negotiating transition periods for just three Directives that are particularly expensive to implement. The Czech Republic has fulfilled or is on its way to fulfilling its international obligations, especially with regard to the Montreal Protocol, the Geneva Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and the Kyoto Protocol. Lastly, the Czech Republic has taken active steps to increase its development assistance and foster bilateral co-operation...

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