Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a country ranking 8th in the global Sustainable Development Goals 2023 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.
Download Prague Sustainability Strategic Documents
Read the Council and Assembly of the Capital City of Prague strategic documents on various aspects of the city sustainability.
The City of Prague supports green events by offering free or discounted public transportation tickets for congress and conference delegates.
Unlimited travel by public transport, including the Petřín Hill funicular, the historical tram and the Airport Express. More than 60 admissions to the most important historical monuments, museums, galleries and to the zoo. Experience it all with the Prague Visitor Pass.
In 2020, the City Council approved a resolution committing the capital to stop supporting events at which single-use packagings and dishes are used, and all the organisers have to replace one-use cups, plates etc. with reusable ones if they want to become eligible for any form of the City of Prague support.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a country ranking 8th in the global Sustainable Development Goals 2023 Index.
Prague's commitment is clear: it must halve its emissions by 2030. In the spring of 2021, the Prague City Council approved the 2030 Climate Plan of the City of Prague, which is supposed to significantly help in this effort.
Prague Sustainable Mobility Plan includes ongoing extension of tram routes, pedestrian zones, cycling paths, and also barrier-free accessibility of subway line stations.
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.
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.
Plan Your Sustainable Meeting
Make sure you think sustainably when planning your meeting. Set the sustainable goals first and do not forget to evaluate them after the event. Feel free to share your successes and best practices during your meeting in Prague with #SustainabilityInSpires.
Search for sustainable local partners
Use our venue finder to find a sustainable local partner
Inspire your delegates about sustainability
Communicate and share your sustainable goals and visions with your delegates
Measure carbon emissions
Use sustainable way to travel to and within the destination. Promote use of public transportation & shared transportation
Minimize purchasing & waste
Measure your waste footprint, concentrate on re-use & recycling
Engage local communities and businesses
Cooperate with local businesses and support local communities. HESTIA - Volunteering Centre drew a list of organizations providing volunteering opportunities where you can find and create matching partnerships.
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Bring Unique Souvenirs Reflecting Czech Tradition and Craft from Prague
Whether you are going to Prague for a holiday, business, or you are organizing an event here, you have certainly already thought of the question of which souvenirs to choose. What is typical for Prague, what you can't get anywhere else, what will make your family, friends, colleagues, or the participants of your event happy? Would you also prefer the gift to be made with respect for the environment or to support local communities? Those may seem to be too many requirements at once but know that our summary will help you choose such souvenirs that exactly meet these requirements.
Innovative Prague XI
Prague is not only an amazing historical city with a wealth of monuments, excellent gastronomy, cordial residents, and a wide range of events. It is also a modern and innovative science hub. Prague excels in many fields, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, biomedicine, low-carbon technologies, data technologies and selected creative industries, providing ideal opportunities for holding conventions and conferences with the matching topics.
Prague Airport Honey Receives 100% Rating and Wins Gold Medal for Tenth Time in Row
For the tenth time in a row Prague Airport has succeeded in the Czech Honey contest, held annually by the Czech Beekeepers Association. Once again, the airport blossom honey received a 100% rating and won a gold medal. The contest focuses on parameters such as water content, sucrose, electrical conductivity, correctness of information on the labels, and the overall aesthetic impression of the honey packaging. Prague Airport has been submitting its honey samples to the competition since 2013.
The Julius Prague Awarded Prestigious LEED Gold Certification for Sustainability
The Julius Prague is a leading hotel and residence, located on Senovazne Square in Prague. It is delighted to announce that it has recently attained the prestigious LEED Gold Certification for building design and construction.
MVRDV and NACO to Design Václav Havel Airport Prague New Buildings
The design proposal for three new airport buildings by MVRDV Netherlands-based architecture and urban design practice prepared in cooperation with NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the Prague Airport architectural competition. The design extends Terminal 1 with a new building for central security screening, business areas, and VIP lounges. A building comprising a hotel, conference centre, and parking facilities will be constructed in the public part of the airport. The new buildings will provide the airport with enhanced operational flexibility and additional options to easily accommodate any future expansion and redevelopment.
Taste the Gold Winning Honey - From a Hotel Rooftop!
The honey from the rooftop of Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague won the highest award for the fifth time in a row – the gold medal in the Czech honey competition
Prague Airport Ready for the Future; Capacity, New Routes, and Shops
Faster check-in, a better range of services, bespoke parking, and new direct connections; after the pandemic crisis, Prague Airport can finally present its development plans for the coming years. As a result, passengers can look forward to greater comfort when travelling, starting during their journey to the airport. The airport 2030 development plans will bring 200 direct connections, 37 long-haul routes, and 10,000 parking places. Last but not least, the airport will be carbon neutral.
Listen to the Podcast "Walking the Sustainability Talk" with Tomáš Nesvorný, General Manager of Botanique Hotel Prague.
The new episode of the podcast "Walking the Sustainability Talk," which featured an inspiring conversation with Tomáš Nesvorný, the General Manager of the green Botanique Hotel Prague, provides a glimpse into the world of sustainability in the hospitality industry.
The Largest Photovoltaic Power Plant in the Centre of Prague Is Now in Operation and Will Cover 10% of the Annual Electricity Consumption of the Prague Congress Centre
The new photovoltaic power plant on the roof of the Prague Congress Centre has begun supplying electricity. With its 2 080 solar panels, this emissions-free electricity source will cover 10% of the annual consumption of the Prague Congress Centre and thus provide estimated annual energy savings of CZK 5.5 million. The plant, as large as a football pitch, is a complement to one of the largest energy-saving projects in the Czech Republic implemented at PCC by ENESA from ČEZ ESCO.
Modern Technology and Design in Harmony with Sustainability: Cubex Centre Prague: Leading the Way in Sustainable Development
Cubex Centre Prague has been a long-standing member of the PCB. It is a unique multifunctional space characterized by modern technologies and innovative design that go hand in hand with sustainability.
MOSAIC HOUSE Design Hotel Among the 25 Best Hotels in Europe
MOSAIC HOUSE Design Hotel has been recognized by Tripadvisor® as a 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Best of the Best, Top Hotels – Europe.
Fashion Arena Prague Outlet Opened 20 More Places for Charging Electric Cars
In mid-May, the Fashion Arena Prague Outlet centre in Štěrboholy successfully opened 20 new parking spaces for charging electric cars. This initiative is a response to the growing trend of e-mobility and at the same time promoting eco-friendly travel options for the outlet centre's customers. This is the second phase of building spaces for electric vehicles and a significant expansion of capacities in the network of approximately two hundred charging stations in Prague.