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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Waste, materials management and circular economy

The Czech Republic has increased recovery and recycling, but has not yet succeeded in fully exploiting the raw material potential of its waste. This chapter gives an overview of trends in materials use and waste generation and of related policies. It reviews the effectiveness of the instruments used to encourage waste prevention, reduction and recycling, and to reduce landfilling. It identifies implementation gaps and opportunities in moving towards a circular economy.



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