Environmental country reviews

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Czech Republic 2018

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Published on July 16, 2018

Also available in: Czech, French

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.


Reader's guide
Abbreviations and acronyms
Basic statistics of the Czech Republic
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Progress towards sustainable development3 chapters available
Environmental performance: Trends and recent developments
Environmental governance and management
Towards green growth
Progress towards selected environmental objectives2 chapters available
Waste, materials management and circular economy
Sustainable urban development in the Czech Republic
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remarks by the oecd secretary-general

"I am delighted to be back in Prague to present the OECD’s 2018 Economic Survey and the Environmental Performance Review of the Czech Republic. Let me begin by thanking Prime Minister Babiš for hosting us, and the Ministers of Finance, Health and the Environment for their presence and support in the preparation of these reviews."

Read his full remarks here

press release

16/07/2018 - The Czech economy is thriving but boosting skills and productivity is vital to sustainable and inclusive growth. Read the full press release / Čeština.

 key statistics

EPR Czech Republic carbon intensity 

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Download the Highlights (PDF)

Stáhnout zde (PDF)

launch presentation

OECD Environmental Performance Review: Czech Republic 2018 - Launch presentation from OECD Environment

further reading


The Czech republic's REVIEW PROCESS

Download the review process (PDF) / Proces Hodnocení - Čeština (PDF)


  • For more information on this review please contact Frédérique Zegel, Review Co-ordinator for the Czech Republic.
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