OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Czech Republic 2018

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The Czech Republic has made progress in decoupling economic growth from freshwater abstractions, energy consumption, GHG and other air pollutants emissions. However, its strong industrial base and reliance on coal place the country among the most energy- and carbon-intensive in the OECD and air pollution is a serious health concern. Progressing towards sustainable development will require strengthening political commitment to a low-carbon economy and implementing more cost-effective environmental policies.

This is the third Environmental Performance Review of the Czech Republic. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with special features on waste, materials management and circular economy and sustainable urban development.

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Environmental governance and management

This chapter evaluates the environmental governance and management of the Czech Republic since the last OECD Environmental Performance Review. It provides an overview of the environmental management institutional framework, touching on horizontal and vertical co-ordination, then discusses the regulatory framework and briefly summarises key developments in specific areas such as air quality and water management. The chapter examines the Czech approach to environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement before discussing environmental democracy, public participation and access to justice.



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