State of the Environment Reports

Report on the Environment in the Czech Republic is a comprehensive assessment paper summarising the current knowledge on the state and trends of the individual environmental components, environmental impacts of the economic sectors, environmental policy instruments, impacts of the current state of the environment on human health and ecosystems, and the state of the environment in an international context. An additional objective is to review the fulfilment of the State Environmental Policy and identify new priority areas for the Policy to cover.

The Report on the Environment is a basic environmental reporting document of the Czech Republic. The methodology of the Report did not change much between 1994 and 2008, and therefore it was published in a similar form, only with slight changes. As the need and demand for information and expert support for the processes of the creation and implementation of environmental strategies have grown, the methodology of the Report was modified in 2009 in order to better reflect the requirements of those who use it and to provide conclusions relevant to policy-making. The report is based on authorised data that are obtained from monitoring systems administered by organisations both from within and outside the environmental sector. Data for international comparison are provided by Eurostat, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

Report on the Environment in the Czech Republic has been developed and presented to the Government by the Ministry of the Environment on an annual basis since 1993. Following Government approval, it is published on the Ministry of the Environment website in compliance with Act no. 123/1998 Coll., on the right to environmental information.