The Czech Republic rises six ranks to 45th in this year’s CCPI. It is an overall low performer and receives low ratings in all the main CCPI categories: GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, Energy Use, and Climate Policy.
Czech Republic’s climate ambition does not exceed EU commitments
The Czech Republic has a National Energy and Climate Plan with the goal of reducing GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels). The government decided on a coal phase-out for 2033 and an energy transition has started in three of the country’s coal regions.
The share of renewable energy in energy use rates as low in the CCPI. The CCPI experts, however, note that auctions for renewable energy projects have started.
Overall, the experts note that the Czech Republic’s climate ambition does not exceed its EU commitments. The experts would like to see the country reach its potential in climate action. They hope for prioritisation of renewable energy expansion and energy efficiency.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI:
- Karel Polanecký (Hnutí DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic)