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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Prague Sustainable Destination Strategy provides a clear picture and sets sustainable goals based on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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 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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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.
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Minimize purchasing & waste
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Engage local communities and businesses
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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.
Despite the State of Emergency, Czech Capital Continues Planting New Trees
Despite the urgent situation caused by the outbreak of coronavirus and the state of emergency in force, the Czech capital city intensively plants trees in the forests of Prague.
Prague is the Top Female-Friendly Travel Destination for Women
Prague is the most female-friendly travel destination – that is the result of a recent analysis conducted by Taxi2Airport.com. The capital of Czech Republic has the highest overall score for female safety, ranking above all other popular destinations across the world.
PRAGUE BOATS Put an End to Single-Use Plastics
For more than 25 years PRAGUE BOATS has been organising regular cruises through the historic centre of Prague as well as private boat events. In thier fleet you will find not only modern boats meeting strict emission standards, but also hybrid or electric vessels. PRAGUE BOATS has long strived to become an ecological company, and they have discarded disposable plastics on all their cruises and they use biodegradable cups and straws in their outdoor bars.
Meet the Bella Bohemia
The very first fully-electric pleasure cruise boat has come to Prague! The Bella Bohemia is another member of eco-friendly flotilla of PRAGUE BOATS, whose operation is silent and emission-free.
Prague City Hall Decides to Stop Supporting Events at Which Single-Use Packagings are Used
Prague City Council decided it will stop supporting events at which single-use packagings and dishes are used, and all the organisers will 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.