Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

16th February 2022 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Neuron online club: Why is energy so expensive?

Gas, electricity, oil. What is the reason that their prices have risen significantly and are becoming a social problem?
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9th February 2022 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

CO2 emissions can now be offset directly on board

Lufthansa tests new service for CO2-neutral flying CO2 emissions can be offset with Sustainable Aviation Fuel and certified climate protection projects during the flight  
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4th November 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

CEOs Unequivocally Call for Bold Government Action and Consistent Climate Policy at COP26, According to Latest Sustainability Research from the UN Global Compact and Accenture

CEOs say that while private sector can lead the response, mobilize the capital and deploy the technology needed, climate change is impacting their business and supply chains much earlier than expected
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22nd October 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

The EU’s Carbon Border Tax Will Redefine Global Value Chains

Levies on emissions tied to imports will impact companies inside and outside the EU and could alter the competitive balance between nations in many industries. Companies around the world that export to the European Union—the world’s largest single market—are now on notice. After years of discussion and debate, the European Commission in late July unveiled its long-anticipated plans to make importers and non-EU manufacturers pay for the carbon emissions associated with the goods and materials they sell in the EU.  
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14th October 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Almost One-Third of Europe’s Largest Listed Companies Have Pledged to Reach Net-Zero by 2050, Accenture Study Finds

Companies with a net-zero goal reduced emissions by 10% on average over the last decade; those without targets saw emissions increase
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic