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.
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.
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 2020 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
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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.
Make sure your event is just a beginning
Prague Wins "Data Oscar"
The Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague) has won one of the world's most prestigious awards in the field of data and geography. Esri, an international provider of georgraphic information systems (GIS) software, recognized Prague for its long-term work with data and its use in urban planning. At the Esri’s annual conference in San Diego, USA, watched by over 30,000 spectators, Prague's ability to effectively transform data into ecological and economic solutions that improve the quality of life in the city were highlighted.
Fashion Arena Prague Outlet Joins Electric BeRider Zone
The most frequently visited outlet centre in the Czech Republic, Fashion Arena Prague Outlet, has joined the shared electric scooters network BeRider. This cooperation builds on the comprehensive strategy of CSR projects that aim to promote a more environmentally friendly approach.
Prague Moves Up on the Ranking of the World’s Best Cities
The renowned British Magazine Time Out, established in 1968 and currently distributed in 331 cities in 59 countries worldwide, compiled its annual ranking of the world’s best cities again. Prague has been ranked sixth this year, moving up one position compared to the 2021 list.
Pražská energetika Opened the Largest Charging Hub for Electric Vehicles in Prague near Prague Congress Centre
The city of Prague has a new urban charging hub for electric vehicles. Pražská energetika has opened a set of eight public charging stations in the parking lot of the Prague Congress Centre, which will allow up to 15 electric cars to be charged at the same time. This is the largest charging point at the territory of the capital city of Prague.
Carbon Neutral Meetings at Hilton Prague & Hilton Prague Old Town
I am very proud to work for a company that not only supports but also encourages their team members towards, what is important for our environment and how we, as a hotel, can make an impact. As per the Institute of Travel Management survey, 40% of meeting planners, focusing now even more on sustainability than ever before. This is one of the reasons Hilton wants to cut its footprint in half and double its social impact by 2030.
Prague Will Host Cultural and Educational Events, Conferences and Summits of European Leaders under Czech Presidency of Council of the EU
Prague City Council approved an outline of activities it is preparing in cooperation with partners for the Czech Republic's presidency of the Council of the EU (July – December 2022). The event presents a unique opportunity for the capital to present its own priorities to the rest of Europe. The city will organize the events either alone or in cooperation with its organizations and external partners.
Prague Continues to Develop Sustainable Mobility
Sustainability is a topic of a great significance for Prague, including the city’s transportation system. If the Czech capital wants to be perceived as a modern destination, it is also necessary to consider the current climate situation, and to prevent, to a maximum possible extent, any influences that negatively affect it before they grow to dangerous proportions. By promoting sustainable mobility, Prague also strives to meet the expectations of those event organizers who prefer destinations that focus on sustainable development, when choosing locations for their events.
Events Club Forum to Welcome Delegates to Prague in two Months
Europe Congress, the organizer of B2B events for MICE professionals, such as the MCE-CEE series, has created a completely new event format choosing the Czech capital to host it. The main program of the event under the title "Events Club Forum" will take place at the Prague Congress Centre from 20 to 21 June. The event will take place with the support of local partners, including the Prague Convention Bureau, which will also organize two thematically focused fam trips following the forum.
Prague Airport Reduces Its Carbon Footprint by 72%
Last year, Prague Airport reduced its CO2 emissions by 72 percent compared to 2009. At the same time, the Company secured, again, its carbon footprint management certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.
Prague Airport Endorses the Toulouse Declaration
Prague Airport strengthens its commitment to achieving clean carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest by signing the Toulouse Declaration, which, for the first time, connects European airports, European governments, the European Commission, industry, trade unions, and other key stakeholders in an effort to decarbonise aviation over the next 28 years. It is a breakthrough step towards European, respectively global, regulation.
Prague on the Way Towards Implementing Circular Strategy
The successful completion of the approval process of strategy of the City of Prague transition to the circular economy by 2030 opened the way for the city to implement the projects included in this essential document.
Czech Convention Bureau Joins Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative
With its signature, the Czech Convention Bureau has joined the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative and has committed to follow the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 and achieving a "net zero" by 2050 in meetings and incentive tourism activities in the Czech Republic.