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

20th October 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Joint position paper by AEL, AmCham EU, APRA, DIGITALEUROPE and SEMI: Enabling the Circular Economy: Ensuring a free flow for products for repair, remanufacturing and refurbishment

The associations supporting this position paper represent industries with strong business models in the circular economy: repair, remanufacturing and refurbishment. The medical devices refurbishment business alone is worth nearly €500 million p.a., the IT-Remanufacturing market in the EU generated revenues of about 6.9 billion $ in 2012.
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3rd October 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

AmCham EU: The Circular Economy: 10 innovative business solutions and how to go further

AmCham EU's membership reflects various sectors and many of its member companies have been active in introducing business models and practices that reflect the circular economy. In seeking out circular economy business models among its member companies, AmCham EU found 10 encouraging developments outlined in this brochure.  
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30th September 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Arcadis Global: Prague 9th most sustainable city, underperforms in environmental dimension

Arcadis Global Sustainable Cities Index places Prague among the top 10 most sustainable cities of the world. The 2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index ranks 100 global cities on three dimensions of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit.
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11th April 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Eurostat: Czech Republic's resource productivity below EU-28 average

The Czech Republic belongs to the group of EU Member States with substantial amounts of fossil fuel consumption. The country's scores for resource productivity are below EU-28 average, Eurostat data show. 
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20th March 2016 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

UN Habitat in Prague: J.Gehl: First we shape the cities – then they shape us | Smart cities, smart citizens, smart communities and mayors

At the UN Habitat III conference held on March 16-18, 2016 in Prague, the organisation presented outlook and future trends in urban development: 1. UNECE cities are subject to concentration and sprawl. With ageing & migration, favouring compactness is key to supporting equity, integration and cohesion in our societies. 2. The knowledge city flourishes around scientific and educational excellence, is fueled by the digital revolution and demands mixeduse & integrated cities. Increased imperative for collaboration,consensus & positive action between government, stakeholders & the community. 3. Trend to people-centred and integrated planning is driving action towards resilient, connected, integrated & compact cities. 4. Post-Paris – widespread consensus for renewed action on climate change. In UNECE cities this will mean accelerated action for the decarbonisation of urban life.  Click on presentations by Czech and foreing experts on urban development issues, including case studies.    
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic