Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a country ranking 8th in the global Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Index. It also tops the lists of the world's greenest cities. Prague is very compact and easy to walk, with one of the best public transportation systems. Yet, the air and noise pollution from the road traffic are still the main challenges the city has been facing, gradually taking measures to eliminate it. We strive to sustain Prague as a „small city“ in the centre of Europe both for its inhabitants and visitors.
PCB Roles in Prague’s Sustainability
The Prague Convention Bureau has been striving to support its members and partners in implementing steps towards advanced sustainability in their services, venues and everyday operation. Our ambition is to provide a platform for innovation, education, and benchmarking. PCB collects, consolidates and promotes data about sustainability measures adopted within the Prague meetings industry to help meeting organizers searching for suppliers that meet their sustainability requirements.
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Read the Council and Assembly of the Capital City of Prague strategic documents on various aspects of the city sustainability.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a country ranking 8th in the global Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Index.
In 2019, the Prague City Council approved Prague’s climate commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 and to eliminate them by 2050.
Prague has one of the most efficient public transportation system ranked as a 5th in the world according to the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index 2017.
Prague Sustainable Mobility Plan includes ongoing extension of tram routes, pedestrian zones, and also barrier-free accessibility of subway line stations.
In 2020, the Czech Republic was recognized as the 3rd most veggie-friendly European country in the Mint ranking. In total, You can find 230+ vegetarian or vegan restaurants in Czechia.
"Look beneath its old-world charm and you’ll discover Prague has changed and is still changing, striving to become a greener destination for visitors and a more sustainable city for its residents."
In 2019, the Prague City Council approved Prague’s climate commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 and to eliminate them by 2050. To reach the goals, the necessary measures have been developed, and many of them already implemented: Prague Sustainable Mobility Plan includes ongoing extension of tramlines, pedestrian zones, and also barrier-free accessibility of subway line stations. Another municipality commitment, a great deal of it already met, is to plant a million new trees between 2018 and 2022. The city authorities abandoned single-use plastic packages and tableware at its own events, and abolished all kinds of city support to events that refuse to stop using them.
Prague is, very favourably, situated in the Vltava river valley, in the heart of the Bohemian Basin with fertile soil, natural water streams and resources. It has hardly ever been short of local food resources: in fact, the city is surrounded by fields, vineyards stretch out to its very centre, and the famous beer is brewed in Prague’s countless breweries. Great number of the city’s restaurants and caterers can thus build their cuisine exclusively on local food and drinks.
Prague’s inhabitants and enterprises, appreciating the green city environment, are very aware of the importance of their everyday contribution and complaisance. This results in the high waste recycling rate, with already less than 10 percent of waste ending up in the landfill. The city plans to develop the circular economy further, refining its waste management systems, and, above all, reducing the waste generation.
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Prague Introduces Position of Blue-Green Infrastructure Manager
The City of Prague is aware of the importance of greenery in the urban area and at the same time, the representatives of the city want to support sustainable rainwater management and other adaptive measures within various investment projects of the Czech capital. Thus, the Prague City Hall will launch a brand-new department of Blue-Green Infrastructure. Its manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the city investments in terms of blue-green infrastructure support.
COVID-19: Current Information & Measures Applied in the Czech Republic
The state of emergency has been re-introduced in the Czech Republic to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus from October 5 and will be valid until January 22, 2021.
Prague Improved Its Position within GainingEdge Competitive Index 2020
GainingEdge launched the Destination Competitive Index back in 2018. This benchmarking tool ranks cities based on their competitive strength to attract international conferences. The index starts with International Congress & Convention Association’s (ICCA) list of TOP 100 destinations based on the last three years results and taking into consideration also the decision-making factors of meeting planners.
Prague Co-Launches the Hybrid City Alliance
The Hague Convention Bureau, Ottawa Tourism Business Events, Prague Convention Bureau and Geneva Convention Bureau launched the Hybrid City Alliance yesterday in a collaboration that sees the four like-minded destinations come together to provide a creative new offering for conference and event buyers.
Prague Airport Expands Environmental Pollution Monitoring
Long-term, Prague Airport has been focusing on monitoring pollutants in water, air, soil and agricultural crops in its vicinity. Over the scope of legislative requirements, Prague Airport now monitors also completely new pollutants from pesticides and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Prague Airport is thus probably one of the first companies to promote monitoring of these organic compounds.
After Successful Spring, Prague Foresters Launch Autumn Tree Planting. Once Again, in State of Emergency
Similarly to the spring months, when Prague foresters carried out planned tree planting during the state of emergency declared by the Czech government, they are launching the autumn planting in various areas of the city under the same conditions.
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague Joins Association of Social Responsibility
CPI Hotels group, which includes Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, joined the Association of Social Responsibility (A-CSR). The association is the largest initiative for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Czech Republic.
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague Was Awarded Gold Medal in Czech Honey 2020 Competition
The honey of the bee colonies from the roof of the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague was awarded the gold medal in the 2020 Czech Honey competition of the Bee Research Institute. Products of the beekeepers from the Czech Republic are assessed according to their quality on the basis of chemical analysis conducted in a laboratory, but also according to the aesthetics of the entire package.
Fashion Arena Prague Outlet Received Safe Shopping Certificate with Regard to Coronavirus Pandemic
The Fashion Arena Prague Outlet in Prague has received the "Safe Shopping Certificate". Following the Covid-19 pandemic, VIA Outlets have undergone a security audit conducted by an international certification group Bureau Veritas. It examined the established security measures and at the same time set a new standard for the entire industry.
MAXIN Prague Obtains Safe Travels Stamp
World Travel & Tourism Council Ltd. based in London, has developed detailed safety protocols for tour operators, convention centres, meetings and events, as well as hospitality. A similar protocol was drawn up some time ago by the executive committee of the euromic association. Maxin PRAGUE, a member of euromic, adopted the protocol followingly and implemented it into the preparation and arrangement processes of all events in the period after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prague Focuses Its Attention on Circular Economy
The wake of economic recession, incurred by the COVID-19 epidemic, offers Prague an opportunity to direct its development towards the principles of a circular economy, in which waste is perceived as a resource to be used. In its press release, the municipality confirms it is now commissioning a new Strategy for the Transition of the Capital City of Prague to Circular Economy. The document will propose measures and verify binding and measurable goals the city can support and meet in its activities.